North City in San Marcos – Live, Work, Play

North City in San Marcos is a mixed-use development in North County San Diego that has become a destination to live, work and play, all in one place. Located adjacent to Cal State University San Marcos, North City is home to a mix of housing options, commercial offices, restaurants, and family entertainment and activities, and it’s still growing! Upon completion, North City will feature upwards of 3,400 units of mixed housing, nearly 1,000,000 sf of commercial and office space, 250 hotel rooms and an even wider variety of shopping and dining options.


Live at North City

If you are looking for a community that is walkable, urban, dog-friendly and amenity-rich, North City in San Marcos has all of that and more. The Block C Apartments at North City offer a truly modern urban living experience. In addition to being just steps from all of the restaurants at shops at North City, the community itself also features a resort-style pool with sundeck, a state-of-the-art fitness center with yoga and stretching room, a rooftop deck and more.


Eat & Drink at North City

North City in San Marcos has a plethora of fabulous places to eat and drink. If you’re looking to grab a morning coffee, check out Copa Vida, a local coffee roaster offering specialty coffee and specialty tea options. For dinner, choose from restaurants such as Buona Forchetta for approachable, yet upscale, Italian food; Umami Japanese for sushi rolls, ramen and more; or Draft Republic for elevated sports bar food and drinks. For dessert, locally owned Wynston’s Ice Cream Co. serves up handcrafted, small-batch ice cream (bonus: their waffle cones are gluten-free!). Or you can stop by Maya’s Cookies, America’s No. 1 Black-owned gourmet vegan cookie company.


Play at North City

Whether you live in North City or not, it is a great destination for entertainment. Perfect for a date night or a family-friendly day out, there is plenty to do at North City in San Marcos. Visit Draft Republic for both food and drinks, plus stay to play its eight-lane boutique bowling alley, patio games, arcade games and more. Mesa Rim is the premier indoor climbing gym and fitness center where you can try climbing for the first time or can test your skills if you are an experienced climber.


Events at North City

In addition to the fun activities listed above, there are also weekly events happening at North City in San Marcos. Every Tuesday you can enjoy the San Marcos Farmers Market, a beautiful open-air market hosted from 3 to 7 p.m. that features local vendors including local fresh fruits and vegetables, bread and fresh flowers. North City in San Marcos also hosts live music every Tuesday and Friday, showcasing a rotating roster of local musicians. You can relax on the lawn to enjoy the music or listen from the patio of one of the many restaurants surrounding the lawn.


For more information about North City in San Marcos, visit

250 North City Dr.
San Marcos, CA 92078

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