San Elijo Hills, San Marcos, California

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San Elijo Hills, California
Sunset in San Elijo Hills
Sunset in San Elijo Hills
Flag of San Elijo Hills, California
Country United States
State California
County San Diego
City San Marcos
Time zone PST
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC)
ZIP code 92078
Area code(s) 760, 442

San Elijo Hills is a master-planned community in the southwest of San Marcos, California, built by San Elijo Hills Development Company, and managed by HomeFed Corporation.[citation needed] San Elijo is home to two of the largest schools in San Marcos Unified School District.[citation needed]


In 1769, the Portola Expedition named the area San Alejo in honor of Saint Alexius.[citation needed] The term "Elijo" is an Anglo-Saxon misspelling of a proper name "Alejo."[citation needed] (The word "elijo" in Spanish means "to choose.")

  • 1994 - 1,921 acres (3.002 sq mi) San Elijo Hills property purchased by The San Elijo Hills Development Company, planning commenced.[citation needed]
  • 1997 - Overall plan approved by the San Marcos City Council.[citation needed]
  • 2004 - San Elijo Middle School opened, with the elementary and middle schools sharing facilities for two years, until the completion of the elementary school.[citation needed]
  • 2004 - San Elijo Park, a 19 acres (77,000 m2) city park, opened.[citation needed]
  • 2004 - Peace Monument installed at the eastern entrance to the community’s town square on Sept. 11.[citation needed]
  • 2006 - San Elijo Hills Elementary School completed.[citation needed]
  • 2008 - Fire station opened in San Elijo Hills.[citation needed]
  • 2009 - MarketWalk, a residential/retail project in the town center opened.[citation needed]
  • 2009 - Double Peak Park opened.[citation needed]


San Marcos Unified School District[edit]

California State University, San Marcos[edit]

San Elijo Hills is served by California State University, San Marcos, located in San Marcos.



The San Elijo Hills Homeowners Association organizes a number of community events, including a golf outing, Concert in the Square, Oktoberfest, Tree Lighting Ceremony, Independence Day Celebration, and Easter Egg Hunt.[citation needed]



Double Peak Park[edit]

Double Peak Park features a 150-seat concrete, terraced amphitheater for interpretive ranger talks, a group picnic shelter, individual picnic tables, an adventure play area, restrooms, a resident park ranger, and a parking lot.[citation needed]

San Elijo Hills Park[edit]

San Elijo Hills Park includes a soccer field, two baseball diamonds, picnic/barbecue areas, a children's water "sprayground", an enclosed dog park, jogging paths, and a plaza for large events. The park is also the main trailhead for a network of 18 miles (29 km) of trails. The park's Community Center, operated by the city of San Marcos, has facilities for classes, parties and special events.[citation needed]


San Elijo Hills has 18 miles (29 km) of trails that are popular for hiking, biking and horseback riding.[citation needed]

AYSO Region 1505[edit]

AYSO Region 1505 is a volunteer run youth soccer program in San Elijo Hills and the surrounding communities. The organization fielded 75 teams with more than 600 players in 2010.[citation needed]

San Elijo Flyers[edit]

The San Elijo Flyers is a powered radio-controlled flying group for RC Plane and Helicopter enthusiasts.[citation needed]


San Elijo Canyon (San Elijo Hills (Left), The Rest of San Marcos (Right)) , Summer 2009


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Coordinates: 33°06′N 117°11′W / 33.100°N 117.183°W / 33.100; -117.183