- Living In San Marcos, TX
Living In San Marcos, TX
Located on the Interstate 35 corridor between Austin and San Antonio, the vibrant college town of San Marcos Texas has a lot to offer. The population is over 60,000 people now and growing fast. San Marcos is the home to Texas State University, go Bobcats! The town was founded in 1851 and sits on the banks of the beautiful spring fed San Marcos River. There are over 1200 acres of parks, hike and bike trails, and river frontage in San Marcos and that combined with over 232 days of sunshine a year make San Marcos, TX a perfect place to live!
Texas State University
Texas State University was established in 1899 as Southwest Texas State Normal School and opened in 1903. The school began as a small teacher preparation institution and is now a major university offering choice of 98 Bachelors, 90 Masters and 12 Doctoral degree programs.
Bobcat spirit is alive and well and there is always am athletic event to take part in. The University is a NCAA Division 1 FBS program in the Sun Belt Conference. See the latest Bobcat sports schedules and ticket information here.Click Here to See the Homes For Sale Close to Texas State University Click Here to See the Homes For Rent Close To Texas State University
San Marcos Outlets
San Marcos, Texas is actually known for its shopping! If you like outlet malls you have probably been here. The San Marcos Premium Outlets and Tanger Outlets are truly a shopping mecca. People come from all over the world to find bargains here. Some of the stores cannot be found anywhere else in Texas. Brands include Gucci, Prada, Diane Von Furstenberg, Lululemon, Coach, Burberry, H&M, Pottery Barn, William Sonoma, West Elm and so many more. Living close to the San Marcos Outlets is a shopper’s delight.
San Marcos Outlets Address: 3939 S Interstate 35, San Marcos, TX 78666
San Marcos Outlets Map:
Schools in San Marcos Texas
There are 2 public school districts serving the San Marcos area. The main one is the San Marcos Consolidated Independent School District. The SMCISD has 6 Elementary Campuses, 2 Middle Schools, 2 High Schools and a PreKindergarden school. To see the San Marcos Consolidated Independent School District Boundary Map Click Here.
The Hays Consolidated Independent School District also serves areas of San Marcos. The schools serving the San Marcos area are:
There are also private school and charter school options in San Marcos.
–Texas Preparatory School– Charter school serving Kindergarten- 6th Grades.
-San Marcos Academy– Private Christian Boarding School for grades 6-12 and day school for grades 4-12.
Hill Country Christian School– Private Christian PreKindergarten to High School.
San Marcos Adventist Junior Academy– Private 7th Day Adventists Education for Kinder-10th grade.
The Master’s School of San Marcos- Private Christian Kindergarten- 6th Grade.
Jobs In San Marcos, TX
The 5 most common industries in San Marcos, Texas are Retail Trade, Accommodation and Food Service, Educational Services , Healthcare and Social Services, and Manufacturing. With the student population and influence of the University there are a lot of jobs centered around Texas State and also a thriving retail job industry centers around the outlets. The location of San Marcos along the IH 35 corridor makes for a commute to the Austin area or to San Antonio, so job options are abundant.
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Retiring in San Marcos Texas
The sunshine, friendly people and lower cost of living and tax climate have landed San Marcos on several lists for great places to retire. Plenty of entertainment abounds with shops and eateries around the downtown square, 1000’s of acres of green space with an urban trail system, glass bottom boat tours, local art, murals, a sculpture garden and Texas State University Events. There is also quick access to major Medical Hospitals including Central Texas Medical Center, Seton Medical Center Hays, and Resolute Health. There are several neighborhoods that offer great homes to buy and with the median home price in the low $200K, there are so many options when it comes to home affordability.
Kissing Tree– This is an exciting brand new Active 55+ Active Adult Home Community by Brookfield Residential in San Marcos,Texas. Kissing Tree will feature roughly 3200 homes when it is built out and features an 18 hole golf course with clubhouse and restaurant, pickle ball courts, an indoor/outdoor pool, biergarten, fitness center, amphitheater, dog park and so much more! There are currently 18 floor plans and 5 distinct architectural exterior styles for each. The homes start from $276,000! This community is such a treat and will seal the deal if you are thinking about retiring to San Marcos!
Weather in San Marcos Texas
The weather in San Marcos is great! On average there is 232 days of sunshine a year and typical days of precipitation a year is 50. The summers are hot with an average July temperature of 75 Degrees F. The winters are short with an average January low temperature of 39 Degrees F. Perfect for a home with a pool!See Homes For Sale with Pools Now Here
Farmers Market in San Marcos Texas
There is a thriving farmers market in San Marcos where you can stick up each week on fresh, local, seasonal fruits and vegetables.
Farmers Market Days and Times:
Saturdays 9 AM- 1PM on the Courthouse Square- 111 E San Antonio St, San Marcos, TX 78666
Tuesdays 3PM- 6PM At The Hitch- the San Marcos mobile food park- 312 E Hopkins St. San Marcos, TX 78666
Fun Things to do in San Marcos, TX
- Dick’s Classic Garage Car Museum– This is museum is part of the Central Texas Museum of Automotive History and exhibits evolution of the automobile! The garage showcases cars from the early 1900- 1950 and memorabilia. Check it out here: Dick’s Classic Garage
- The Meadows Center Glass Bottom Boat Tours– The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment was previously Aquarena Springs. In 1994, Southwest Texas University (now Texas State University) bought the property and now has a mission of “Inspiring research and leadership that ensures clean, abundant water for the environment and all humanity. The Spring Lake location is a living laboratory that allows researchers to increase the understanding of complex water and natural resource topics. Glass bottom boat tours run daily. See the schedule here: The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment
- San Marcos River– This is a crystal clear spring fed river that winds right through the Texas State University Campus and Central San Marcos, but if you float down it, you will feel like you are in a nature preserve. The water stays at a constant temperature of 72 Degrees. To tube the river see this information on the San Marcos River tubing companies.
- The Hitch– If you get hungry, head over to The Hitch, the local San Marcos mobile food park. There are some amazing artisan Food Trucks that will keep you coming back. St Pita’s, Wanderlust, The Patty Wagon to name a few are real treat! For Menus Click Here.
Sell My San Marcos Texas Home
If you are currently living in San Marcos and thinking about selling your home, now is a great time! There has been a shortage of inventory recently, so basically lots of buyers and not enough homes! San Marcos Texas has been one of the fastest growing communities in the country in the past few years so keeping up with the constant flow of newcomers has definitely benefited San Marcos home sellers.
If you are wondering what your home could sell for in today’s market, let Key Residential run a free, quick and easy Free Comparative Market Analysis on your property so you have an idea what your options are. We will be happy to help you!Click here to SELL YOUR SAN MARCOS HOME
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