San Elijo Hills

Source: Wikipedia

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


1994 - 1,921 acres (3.002 sq mi) San Elijo Hills property purchased by The San Elijo Hills Development Company, planning commenced.

1997 - Overall plan approved by the San Marcos City Council.

2004 - San Elijo Middle School opened, with the elementary and middle schools sharing facilities for two years, until the completion of the elementary school.

2004 - San Elijo Park, a 19 acres (77,000 m2) city park, opened.

2004 - Peace Monument installed at the eastern entrance to the community’s town square on Sept. 11.

2006 - San Elijo Hills Elementary School completed.

2008 - Fire station opened in San Elijo Hills.

2009 - MarketWalk, a residential/retail project in the towncenter opened.

2009 - Double Peak Park opened.

2014 - The Cocos wildfire threatened the area, had manadatory evacuations and road closures on San Elijo Road. No San Elijo Hills homes burned.

Parks & Trails

Double Peak Park

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

San Elijo Hills Park

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.


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

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