Neighborhoods in San Marcos, TX

Home of Texas State University and the San Marcos River, San Marcos is a vibrant place to live with many exciting attractions.

Home of Texas State University and the San Marcos River, San Marcos is a vibrant place to live with many exciting attractions.

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Starting from $339,900 1,403 - 2,823 Sq. Ft.
  • Nature trail Master-Planned Community
  • Swimming pool Resort-style Swimming Pool
  • Books with an apple stacked on  top On-site Elementary School
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Starting from $409,900 1,619 - 2,392 Sq. Ft.
  • Swimming pool Junior Olympic-Sized Swimming Pool
  • Lake Fully Stocked Fishing Pond
  • Books with an apple stacked on  top On-site Elementary School
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San Marcos, affectionately known as "San Marvelous," is a quaint community conveniently located between Austin and San Antonio in Central Texas. The city is a gateway to the well-known Texas Hill Country. It is home to many different outdoor adventures, a historic downtown area and one of the largest shopping malls in America. Residents enjoy waterways throughout San Marcos, making it possible to enjoy year-round water activities, including paddleboarding and kayaking. There's plenty more to explore, with more than 300 businesses, museums, and restaurants in Downtown San Marcos Square. Many people live here and commute for work. Still, there are plenty of employment opportunities, with employers like Amazon, HEB, Philips, and many big retail brands.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is San Marcos located near the Texas Hill Country?

San Marcos's location is one of the city's best benefits. It's the gateway to the Texas Hill Country and offers outdoor adventures, beautiful views and nearby big-city amenities. 

Where is San Marcos, Texas?

San Marcos is within the Austin-Round Rock metropolitan area, located between Austin and San Antonio on the Interstate 35 corridor. The city is about 31 miles south of Austin and 50 miles north of San Antonio, TX. 

What are some major attractions San Marcos offers?

San Marcos is a quaint college town noted for having one of the country's biggest outlet malls, a historic downtown square and many waterways to kayak, paddleboard and fish. The Wonder World Cave and Park, Central Texas Wing of the Commemorative Air Force and downtown are all popular weekend destinations.

Which major retail brands have outlets in San Marcos, TX?

With 145 premium and brand-name outlet shops, like Bally, Brahmin and CH, San Marcos is a top shopping destination for locals and neighboring communities. Major brands include Citizen, Clarins, Dooney & Bourke, Gucci, Invicta, Jimmy Choo, Lafayette 148 New York and Carolina Herrera.

What are San Marcos’ best colleges to attend?

As a college town for Texas State University students, you'll find most residents attend this school. However, Texas Lutheran University and St. Edward's University are also nearby.

What are the largest cities near San Marcos?

Texas certainly has a lot of big cities. The largest cities near San Marcos include Austin (30 miles), San Antonio (50 miles), Corpus Christi (148 miles), Houston 154 (miles) and Laredo (189 miles).

Who are San Marcos’ utility providers?

CenterPoint Energy provides natural gas and you can get internet service from AT&T, Spectrum, CenturyLink, Astound and HughesNet. The City of San Marcos bought SMTX Utilities, a municipally-owned and managed retail electric distribution company, in 1986. Visit this link from San Marcos' city website for help with utilities.

Is the job market in San Marcos good?

Jobs have grown in San Marcos by 3.5%, making the local market suitable for employment seekers. The February 2022 unemployment numbers are at 5.9% (slightly below the national average of 6.0%), while future job growth is expected to jump 46.77% (above the national average of 33.51%). Source: bestplaces.net

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