The City of San Marcos major developments project information available online

The City of San Marcos has major developments project information available online. Learn List view and table view of projects. Learn about Brookfield Residential Multi-Family on Twin Oaks and Copper Hills and the entrance to San Elijo Hills next to the old recycling plant.

San Elijo Hills Community Association (HOA) Updates for February 2018

Recent San Elijo Hills Community Association (HOA) Updates:


Please be advised that the Board meeting originally scheduled on February 20th has been re-scheduled. The February Board meeting will be held:

Tuesday, February 27, 2018, 6:00 p.m.
San Elijo Hills Community REC Center: 1105 Elfin Forest Rd.
San Marcos, CA 92078

St. Paddy’s Day Bash

Feeling lucky? Let’s get Irish…… One day early! Get ready for a Pre-St. Paddy’s Day party! The event will be held at Café Stoked on Friday, March 16th at 6:30PM.  Residents 21 and over join us for an evening of green! It will be a wonderful time to join friends and neighbors for food, music, dancing, drinks and fun! Don’t forget to wear green and come on down for a festive time! Attendance to this event is limited! Cost is $5.00/person. You must provide a check (no cash) payable to San Elijo Hills and deliver to Liz McCardle at the San Elijo Hills onsite office in order to reserve your spot! All reservations will be taken on a first-come-first-serve basis.

The onsite office is located at 1277 San Elijo Road S., San Marcos, CA 92078. For more information, contact Liz McCardle at or call (760) 798-9015.

Hops In the Hills-Craft Beer Festival!

Hops in the Hills-March 10, 2018 3pm – 6pm @ the Hilltop Field of San Elijo Hills Park!

Beer, Music and Food!
$35-$45 tickets (unlimited beer tastings!)

Facebook: SEH Hops in the Hills

Looking for Sponsors!!
Contact Tina Heap

Join us, support local schools!! All proceeds go to San Elijo Elementary and Double Peak K-8 PTO.

New Architectural Review Forms

A new year, a fresh start! You may be thinking about painting your home, installing solar energy or changing your yard! New forms have been created to streamline the review process and ensure that precise information is provided for a successful review outcome!  The Home & Landscape Improvement Application, Exterior Paint Improvement application, and Application for Solar Panels have been uploaded to the Walters Management web portal and or you may request copies from the Management team.  These forms include checklists, so make sure to discuss with your hired professionals in advance, so that accurate plans are submitted. If you have any questions, please contact Liz McCardle at 760-798-9015 or by email at

Bunnypalooza 2018!

Looking for egg hunters!! The Easter Bunny is visiting the Hills! The San Elijo Hills Community Association is having its Annual BUNNYPALOOZA on Saturday, March 24th at the Hilltop field of San Elijo Hills Park. This year’s event will include an egg hunt, bounce houses, face painting, crafts, photo-ops with the Easter bunny, light refreshments, and more! A DJ will be entertaining us with music, games, and an obstacle course so parents and kids of all ages can enjoy some friendly competition!

BUNNYPALOOZA will begin at 9:30AM and run until 12:00 PM. The Egg Hunt will be split by different age groups in 10 minute increments beginning at 10:00 AM. Don’t forget to bring your own basket to collect your eggs and a camera to take pictures with the Bunny! Hope to see you there! For more information please call 760-798-9015 or email

Motorized Vehicles

Motorized Dirt Bikes, ATV’s and other motorized vehicles ARE NOT allowed on HOA property, the trails or private streets in San Elijo Hills. Building dirt bike jumps and similar activities are also not permitted. Any known violators will be charged with the cost of repairs. There are a variety of public lands in California that are open to managed OHV recreation. Check with your local land management agency regarding legal riding areas and local regulations. There are many privately owned and operated motocross tracks throughout the state. A list of riding opportunities on public lands can be located at


**Since 2006 provides community news, photos, videos, and a directory of resources for residents of San Elijo Hills. The site is independent from the developer and the HOA and is run by local homeowners.

Community: Reading Day with the North Coastal Sheriff’s Station

Community: Reading Day with the North Coastal Sheriff’s Station

Reading is an important part of a child’s life. It teaches them everything from their A-B-C’s to incredible stories filled with fun and wonder.

The North Coastal Sheriff’s Station invites children of all ages to attend a special “Reading Day” event on:

Wednesday, February 21st
Reading begins at 10:00 a.m.
Barnes & Noble
1040 N. El Camino Real, Encinitas

A Sheriff’s Deputy will read to children and teach them the importance of reading. There will also be a Q&A with the deputy after story time.

Bring the entire family and join the Sheriff’s Department for an hour of fun and learning!

For more information, call Crime Prevention Specialist Jonathan Simon at (760) 966-3588.

Why initiative helps prevent San Diego from becoming another L.A. – The San Diego Union-Tribune

San Diego County is facing a housing shortage. But this shortage is not because we lack land zoned for housing. County taxpayers spent 13 years and $18.6 million to develop our 2011 General Plan, which reflects extensive community input. Per state law, it designates sufficient land for housing to accommodate projected population growth.Deep-pocketed developers present a false choice, that the only way to get a roof over every head is to build sprawl-style developments in the middle of the countryside, where they’ve purchased land on the cheap with the hope of building it up for a handsome profit.

READ MORE VIA Source: Why initiative helps prevent San Diego from becoming another L.A. – The San Diego Union-Tribune

Ed Philbrick Your Local San Elijo Hills Realtor

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You also have one person to hold accountable if a problem arises. There’s no passing the buck when there is no one to pass to. I have a transaction coordinator, marketing support, business coaching and the backing Coastal Premier Properties with 540 Million in real estate sales in San Diego County in 2017 so you get the benefits of a big team with the service of a single local agent.

I have extensive local knowledge and commitment to providing only the best and most timely information to my clients, I’m your go-to source for San Elijo Hills real estate insight and advice.

I have sold, managed, and invested in San Diego County Real Estate for over 20 years. I’m a skilled agent, marketer, and local community volunteer. I am the publisher of San Elijo Life a community website. I also have 20 years of online marketing experience. I have lived and worked in San Elijo Hills for over 14 years with my wife and daughter.

Please let me know if you have any thoughts of buying or selling in 2018

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City and school district partner in planning for the future (Press Release from City of San Marcos)

 Last July, the City of San Marcos and the San Marcos Unified School District established the Joint Task Force on School Development (Task Force) to formally partner in planning for the future of San Marcos schools.

With a decade’s long history of supporting one another, the city and district serve the community of San Marcos together and their destinies are intertwined.

While growth presents challenges, it also brings energy to the community and strengthens the local economy.  Growth has been instrumental in supporting a robust School District and is a key component in providing funds to build future schools.

The recently established Task Force is focused on sharing information with their respective elected bodies and the public, identifying possible locations for school sites, and planning for the future.

Already, the Task Force has taken numerous steps to understand school needs and growth trends, and to come up with solutions for the current challenges:

  • Data Sharing & Growth Projections: While the district regularly collects data regarding growth trends, the Task Force has further examined information on the City General Plan – a 20+ year long term planning document –and data regarding actual build out.By analyzing current and anticipated residential growth, the School District is better able to determine its needs to increase capacity at school sites and to locate and purchase land for new school sites.
  • Exploring Options for Schools: The Task Force continues to review options for addressing increasing student enrollment across the city.Options include ways to optimize existing schools to handle current and projected demand, and ways to increase resources for school infrastructure.
  • School Site Search: A focus of the Task Force has been to identify possible sites for new schools.The district is in the initial phases of exploring several potential sites.

A comprehensive update on Task Force progress will be shared during a joint public meeting between the San Marcos City Council and the San Marcos School Board on Thursday, March 29 at 6 pm at the San Marcos Community Center, 3 Civic Center Drive.

SEMS Rising Stars are pleased to present Seussical the Musical

SEMS Rising Stars are pleased to present Seussical the Musical. Performances are March 1-3 and March 9-10 at 7:00PM and March 11th 2018 at 1:00PM. Tickets can be reserved online through Noon on February 26th or at the door.
A donation of $5 per general admission ticket is recommended. By donating in advance, you will be eligible to enter the performing arts center in advance of those that donate at the door. Please retain your receipt to show at the door as no “tickets” will be mailed. The on-line window for tickets will be open until Monday, February 26th at 12 pm.

Tickets are now available. Reserve your tickets at

Community Developer Kent Aden Inducted into the San Diego Building Industry Association’s Hall of Fame

Ken is overseeing the completion of the final phase of the San Elijo Hills.

Kent Aden, a licensed architect, developer and the visionary behind many of San Diego’s most honored master-planned communities, was inducted into the San Diego Building Industry Association’s (BIA) Hall of Fame on Feb. 3, during a ceremony at the Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina. The Hall of Fame recognition is the highest honor bestowed by the organization, which comprises 800 member companies throughout San Diego County.

Aden was inducted by David Hammar, president of Hunsaker & Associates San Diego, Inc., who praised Aden’s leadership in the industry, contributions to the community and devotion to his family.

Hammar said, “Kent has been in the building industry for over 35 years, involved in the planning, community design and entitlement of master plans that will produce over 40,000 homes. I have been fortunate to draft in his wake for much of my professional career and even more fortunate to call him a friend.”

Aden has been a passionate advocate for walkable, pedestrian-centric communities that encourage neighborliness and community interaction. He has left his imprint on South County’s communities of Eastlake and Otay Ranch during his career, which included 11 years in executive positions with the Eastlake Development Company and 18 years with The Otay Ranch Company.

Aden’s current position, vice president and senior development officer for HomeFed Corporation, involves communities on both coasts. He is responsible for managing entitlements, design and development for the 700-acre SweetBay community in Panama City, Florida, the 6,200-acre Otay Land Company project in Chula Vista, and the 2,600-acre Fanita Ranch in Santee. He is also overseeing the completion of the final phase of the San Elijo Hills community in San Marcos.

“The greatest satisfaction I have had in my career is to build great communities and get to see residents enjoying the lifestyle,” Aden said. “The design of each community builds on what we have learned from previous projects and what we learn visiting the best communities around the country. Just as architectural innovations are creating better living spaces, community design trends are creating more inviting and hospitable communities.”

Aden has been active in the BIA of San Diego for 34 years and served as president in 2003. He also chaired the 2008 Pacific Coast Builders Conference (PCBC) in San Francisco, which attracted 33,000 participants. For 18 years he was a director of Housing Opportunities Inc., which developed affordable housing in San Diego County.

In addition to his roles in the building industry, he has been a member of the board of the San Diego International Sports Council and managed Little League Baseball.

Aden was the co-chair of the 2009 Miracle Maker’s Gala for Rady Children’s Hospital and received the 2008 Spirit of Life® Award from the City of Hope’s San Diego Construction Industries Alliance.

He has an MBA degree from California State University, Fullerton, and a BA degree in architecture from the California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. He lives in Coronado with his wife Toni. Their two children are attending college.

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