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Neighborhood overview San Elijo Hills

San Elijo Hills in San Marcos CA is master-planned community with outstanding schools. Small-town atmosphere in a beautiful setting. Hiking trails, biking trails, parks, festivals, community events. Great for families. Located in North San Diego County, the beach is just 15 minutes away. Legoland is less than 15 miles away. Cal State University San Marcos is 10 minutes away.

Water Fountain Town Center

Town center water fountain. Located in the heart of the community by the grocery store, bistros, parks, schools. Great place to hang out. Picnic tables surround the area. Christmas tree lighting every year. Festivals.

Double Peak Park

1,644-foot summit, hikers are treated to a spectacular 360-degree view of the North San Diego County area. Five mile round-trip hiking trail from Discovery Lake to Double Peak Park. The view from the peak is spectacular.

San Elijo Elementary School

San Elijo elementary is grades K-5. It is rated 10 out of 10 by greatschools.org. Teaching students to think differently through critical thinking and problem solving skills while utilizing the California Department of Education ELA Framework.

San Elijo Middle School

San Elijo Middle School, Golden Eagles. Honored as a California Gold Ribbon School. Grades 6-8.
In order to promote the most positive school climate possible, San Elijo Middle School (SEMS) has created a Bully Awareness Committee, called PALS, made up of stakeholders who wish to help educate and set an example for the student body regarding appropriate, positive behavior towards all individuals, regardless of gender, ethnicity, religious preference, or sexual orientation.

Lake San Marcos

A Resort based community with a lake, golf course, hotel, shopping, restaurant, community center. Retirees are drawn to the tranquil spot for its peace and quiet. Contains condominiums and single family homes. Rent boats, paddle boards, and kayaks.

San Marcos High School

San Marcos High School is a high school in North San Diego County city of San Marcos, California. San Marcos High School is a member of the San Marcos Unified School District and serves students from San Marcos, Vista, and Carlsbad. Grades 9-12. 11th Best High School in Nation, 3rd Best in State in 2011-2012.

Cal State San Marcos

California State University San Marcos is a public comprehensive university in San Marcos, California, United States, and one of the 23 campuses of the California State University system. The university has four colleges: the College of Business Administration; the College of Science and Mathematics; the College of Humanities, Arts, Behavioral and Social Sciences; and the College of Education, Health and Human Services.

Phil's BBQ Restaurant

Phil's BBQ. A local's favorite for outstanding BBQ. The sauce is the boss! Great atmosphere. Perfect for families. Ribs are amazing!. El Toro deli sliced tri-tip sandwich is also outstanding. So good it was featured on the Travel Channel.

Make a Wish Trail

Trail that descends from Wild Canyon Road to San Elijo Hills Park. Excellent view from the top of the trail. Benches also located at the top to relax on and take in the scenery. One of the best trails to mountain bike on or just hike.

San Elijo Hills Park

San Elijo park is where all the sports fields are located. Softball, baseball, and soccer fields. Several play grounds, picnic tables, party areas, BBQs, and lots of grass areas to play and run around on.

Erik Acheff

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Neighborhood overview San Elijo Hills