San Elijo Hills
North County's Small Town Vibe
San Elijo Hills, in the south west corner of San Marcos, is a highly-rated master planned community on the hills of North County San Diego (actually the highest point in the county at over 3,000 feet above sea level). Located about 34 miles from San Diego, and a short distance from Rancho Santa Fe Road, San Elijo Hills (some of which is still under construction) was awarded the Master Planned Community of the Year in 2002 by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). The current population is over 6,500, which will increase as the remaining homes are built and occupied.
Established in 2000, San Elijo Hills consists of approximately completed 2200 homes that are currently occupied in a number of different villages, all with easy access to a traditional Town Center (reminiscent of communities in other parts of California and back East). Once complete, there will be over 3000 housing units. Because of the location on the hills, many homes have dramatic distant views of the ocean and panorama extending for miles to the south.