Lake San Marcos

Lake San Marcos is an un-incorporated area of San Diego North County which is now surrounded by the city of San Marcos.  Lake San Marcos has as many as 347 sunny days a year, due in part to a stable high pressure system known as the “Pacific High” lying a few hundred miles West over the Pacific Ocean. This accounts for a range of about 20 degrees between the day´s high and the night´s low. The uninterrupted Pacific breezes provide nature´s air conditioning with temperatures seldom above 80 degrees. The Cerro de Las Posas Mountain on Lake property and the San Marcos Mountains to the North, with an eastern exit, create a wind tunnel preventing smog from settling in our valley. The few hot days a year are due to “Santa Ana” winds from the desert coming our way from the North. Lake San Marcos has a population of over 4400. Althought not an official senior community, there are many one story homes.

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The newest area in Lake San Marcos is Varadero homes, a gated community on the highest area in Lake San Marcos. Some Varadero homes have views of the lake and the ocean.

Lake San Marcos is within walking distance to award winning San Marcos High School, High Tech High, Valley Christian School (a K-8th grade private school), and Discovery Elementary Schools.
Lake San Marcos includes two golf courses, 18 hole, par 58, public Executive Golf Course; a private 18 hole, par 72, 6500 yard championship golf course, pro shop, putting green, driving range and Gordens, a fine Country Club with good restaurant and banquet facilities. Other amenities include a small Community Park with boat landing and resident fishing, a Community Recreational Complex (Beach and Tennis Club) with Director’s office where use is scheduled for The Lodge, Club and Billiard Rooms, four Tennis Courts, three Paddle Tennis Courts, two Swimming Pools and a lake front area with boat docks and boat rentals. Private Picnic Grounds with boat dock are accessible only from the lake. There is also the Lake San Marcos Resort Hotel and conference facility. At one time, The National Home Builders Association Convention in Chicago awarded the Lake San Marcos design the title of “Best planned lakeside community in the nation.”
To learn more, see Lake San Marcos History. For a personal tour of Lake San Marcos CA homes for sale, contact Gary Harmon. Interest of residents in the Lake San Marcos are protected by the Lake San Marcos Community Association. Lake San Marcos Security helps make Lake San Marcos one of the safest places to live in San Diego. Lake San Marcos Security Patrol is voluntary.
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