San Marcos – Located in northern San Diego County, this growing community is home to lakes, beaches, quality housing, a strong economy and mild climate. San Marcos boasts extensive parks, trails and conservation programs, a modern light rail system and strong community services. Home to Palomar College and California State University at San Marcos, this small city puts emphasis on education as well as recreation. Old California Restaurant Row and the Performing Arts Center at Palomar College offer shopping, entertainment, dining, theater, music and fine arts. The relaxing mild climate enhances the atmosphere of this community in the foothills of Southern California.