Welcome to Texas State
Life in San Marcos
Texas State University and the City of San Marcos encourage faculty to live in San Marcos and contribute to developing the local Texas State community.
The natural beauty of San Marcos lies at the edge of the Texas Hill Country in the center of the Austin-San Antonio corridor. Since 1850, this rapidly growing community has found common ground in the rejuvenating effect of the river. The tranquil atmosphere that emanates from the San Marcos River flows from the Texas State campus and through the town.
San Marcos is known for its culturally diverse community and activities. One can spend the day shopping at nearby outlet malls, tubing down the river, or taking advantage of a lazy day at Sewell Park. Once evening comes one might enjoy dinner, a concert, or a stroll around the square. With approximently 58,000 residents, San Marcos may be a relatively small community in terms of size, but it provides big city options and choices when it comes to housing.
San Marcos is family-friendly and convenient. Living in San Marcos is an ecological and economically sound choice. It is a great place to live, work, and play.
The Mission of the City of San Marcos
The goals of the City Government are to create a strong community, foster a high quality of life, promote neighborhood integrity, support sound community and economic development, conserve and protect the city's natural resources and the environment, and safeguard the health, safety and welfare of the city's residents.
- City of San Marcos
- Tour San Marcos
- Map of San Marcos - Courtesy of MapQuest
- San Marcos Weather
- San Marcos News
Links for Living
- San Marcos Area Board of Realtors
- San Marcos Real Estate
- San Marcos Chamber of Commerce
- Childcare Search
Local Public Schools
Local Activities and Events
- Guide to San Marcos News, Events, and Activities
- San Marcos Community Calendar
- Outdoor Activities in San Marcos
- Meadows Center Glass-Bottom Boats
- Sights and Sounds
- Austin City Limits Music Festival
- SXSW Conferences and Festivals
Disclaimer: These external links are provided for your convenience and do not consititute an endorsement by Texas State University.