San Elijo Hills is a 1,921-acre, master-planned community in San Marcos, California, developed by the San Elijo Hills Development Company and managed by HomeFed Corporation. The design of San Elijo Hills was inspired by the architecture and layout of an early 1900's California coastal city. The master plan calls for a mix of 28 single-family and five attached-home neighborhoods surrounding a 70-acre towncenter that includes a 19-acre community park, two schools, neighborhood retailers and services, urban-style residences and a classic town square.
The community, which welcomed its first residents in 2000, is currently about 75 percent complete (as of the end of 2010). San Elijo Hills, when finished, willfeature 3,400 residences, including single-family homes, estates, condos and apartments. If you are interested in this master planned community in Northern San Diego County, you can view all homes for sale at our San Elijo Hills homes for sale and information page.
More than half of the property (1,115 acres) has been set aside as permanent open space and includes 18 miles (29 km) of hiking/biking trails, the 200-acre Double Peak Park (a city-owned interpretive park), along with a planned equestrian center.
San Elijo Hills has been honored with the most prestigious community design awards in the building industry, including the Gold Award in the “Master-Planned Community of the Year” category at “The Nationals,” a competition sponsored by the National Association of Home Builders, and a Gold Nugget Grand Award winner in the Community/Town Plan” category at the Pacific Coast Builders Conference (PCBC).
San Elijo Hills was also named “Best Master-Planned Community” at MAME, an industry competition that receives 500 entries from throughout Southern California. If you area looking for a great place to call home, you owe it to yourself to check this community out.