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Stores filling up in San Elijo center

SAN MARCOS — Within a month of completion, the San Elijo Hills MarketWalk mixed-use center, which features 11,000 square feet of retail space and 12 townhomes, has leased 80 percent of the retail space. MarketWalk is in the community’s Towncenter on San Elijo Road at Elfin Forest Road.
Tenants now open for business in the Towncenter include Windmill Cleaners; Postal Annex; Peppertree Hills, a health-food dining and take-out eatery; Dexter’s Deli, a gourmet pet food shop,;and Yogurt Utopia. Hometown Realty and the San Elijo Hills Visitor Center will be opening soon. Two retail spaces, totaling approximately 2,200 square feet, remain to be leased.
“We are delighted with the positive response we’ve received from the local business community, particularly considering the state of the economy,” said Curt Noland, general manager of San Elijo Hills Development Company, a sister company to San Elijo Hills Town Center LLC that developed the San Elijo Hills Towncenter. “We consider it a tribute to the community’s vitality and to the center’s iconic architecture.”
Sales have begun for the collection of 12 townhomes situated above the retail spaces.
MarketWalk offers two- and three-story homes ranging from approximately 1,200 to 2,746 square feet with two to four bedrooms and 2.5 to 3.5 baths. The townhomes are priced from the high $300,000s to the $700,000s. The three-story units have street-level access and meet Americans with Disabilities Act standards.
“MarketWalk’s premier location enables homeowners to take full advantage of San Elijo Hills’ energetic towncenter and recreation-oriented lifestyle,” said Mary Maloney, founder and owner of Hometown Realty, which is listing the homes for sale.
“Residences are across the street from the picturesque town square, and just a short stroll from the 19-acre San Elijo Hills Park and the community’s elementary and middle schools.”
In keeping with the community’s eclectic architectural mosaic, the designs of the townhomes include Italian, Colonial and Loft styles.
Exterior amenities include private entry courtyards and gated parking with private two-car garages and storage bays.
MarketWalk is one of the final components in the San Elijo Hills Towncenter, which has received numerous accolades, including a Gold Nugget Grand Award in the “Community/Town Plan” category at the Pacific Coast Builders Conference.
Information on MarketWalk residences and a furnished model are available at the model sales office, 1501 San Elijo Rd, San Marcos. For more information on MarketWalk visit
For more information on the remaining retail spaces, contact Hil Mercado, vice president, CB Richard Ellis at