Self Storage – San Marcos

Reliable, Clean and Convenient San Marcos Storage

Storage West provides high-quality storage units in San Marcos, CA, just north of California State University San Marcos. This location makes us popular among students, as well as the many families, retirees and businesses that call San Diego’s North County region home.

San Marcos is an Educational and Business Destination in San Diego’s North County

Nestled between Escondido and Vista along Interstate 15, San Marcos is one of the faster-growing San Diego suburbs. It has a strong local economy with low unemployment, thanks to major employers including manufacturer Hunter Industries, UPS and Kaiser Permanente.

Several family-friendly, residential neighborhoods dot San Marcos’ pleasantly hilly landscape, including Richland and Sante Fe Hills. Many of the neighborhoods are mere blocks from convenient amenities and beautiful city parks. San Marcos has quickly earned a reputation for safety and excellent quality of life.

Many of the area’s children attend school within the award-winning San Marcos School District (SMUSD). SMUSD has 11 elementary schools, one K-8 school, three middle schools and two high schools. Students can take advantage of the local Partners Advancing College Education program, which is open to grades 9 – 12. If they meet certain benchmarks, they’re guaranteed acceptance to CSU San Marcos and may be eligible for scholarship funds. San Marcos residents may also pursue higher education at nearby Palomar College or the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences.

Commuters appreciate San Marcos’ efficient public transit system — a rare find in Southern California. The SPRINTER rail system seamlessly connects San Marcos to Escondido, Oceanside and Vista, with 15 stops along the way. If you prefer to drive, it’s easy to get to San Diego, San Clemente, Temecula and beyond along Interstates 5 and 15.

Quick Facts About San Marcos

Population: 94,709
Median home value: $494,400
Percentage homeowners: 61%
Median household income: $76,619
Located in San Diego County

Source:, “San Marcos”

Things to Do in San Marcos

Essentials and entertainment are within reach in San Marcos. Old California Restaurant Row delivers on both fronts, with a selection of more than a dozen eateries suited to a quick lunch or a more extensive night out. For instance, you might swing by the Old California Coffee House and Eatery for your morning caffeine fix and a pastry. Fish House Vera Cruz serves up delicious, locally sourced seafood on a sun-drenched patio. Afterward, head over to cozy Mama Kat’s for a slice of pie (we’re partial to the lemon meringue).

Centrally located in San Marcos is the Antique Village, a 10,000-square-foot antique mall brimming with weird and wonderful souvenirs. You could spend a whole afternoon exploring the 60 booths filled with furniture, collectibles, toys and glassware from another era. After you’ve found the perfect addition to your collection, sit down for a sip at Meadiocrity Mead, only a couple minutes away along Route 78. The locally owned and operated brewhouse crafts golden-hued mead with honey from hardworking San Diego bees. It’s everything but mediocre.  

San Marcos delights not only foodies, but also outdoorsy types. There is no shortage of parks to explore, including Walnut Grove Park. Its several picnic areas with barbecues and playgrounds are popular among families looking to enjoy a weekend afternoon outdoors. Walnut Grove Park also contains the historic Williams Barn, a picturesque red barn built in 1952 as a public space for square dancing and other community activities. It was restored in 1993 and now hosts several local events.

Another place to add to your list is the idyllic Lake San Marcos, which has long been a favorite among boaters and vacationers. Overlooking the water is the Lake House Hotel and Resort — easily the number one spot in San Marcos to rest and relax with comfortable rooms, pristine pools and on-site restaurants and bars. The resort’s full-service marina provides kayak and stand-up paddle board rentals, and the St. Mark golf course is an excellent spot to practice your swing.

We’re Proud to Provide San Marcos Self-Storage

Our clients appreciate convenient, drive-up units in a variety of sizes, our free moving truck with any rental and central access off Route 78. We’re ready to help you find the best storage option for your needs — and recommend a good spot for a post-move drink.  

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Free Move-In Truck with Rental
Friendly Resident Managers
Clean and Well Maintained
Drive up access to all units
Moving supplies available
All ground level units
Close to CSU San Marcos
Access Right off Route 78
Flexible month to month leases
Competitive rates
Computerized record keeping
Prepayment plan for no hassle obligation

We have had such a positive experience with Storage West! The facility is CLEAN, SAFE, and very SECURE! I would recommend this location to anyone!

- Deborah
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235 East Carmel Street,
San Marcos CA 92078
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We have had such a positive experience with Storage West! The facility is CLEAN, SAFE, and very SECURE! I would recommend this location to anyone!

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Cheryl was so amazing! I needed a ride back to my house and I didn’t have my phone with me (I forgot it) so Cheryl called a Lyft for me on her account and let me pay her back. I was very grateful!!

Aug 28, 2019 by Nancy
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Misagh Samadi, the facility manager, is kind, polite, and offers exceptional customer service. I would definitely recommend this facility to anyone looking for a safe and secure place to store their belongings. The facility is kept clean and well taken care of. Misagh goes above and beyond to accommodate every customer’s needs.

Nov 6, 2018 by Edward
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