Many Good Reasons to Buy a Home in San Marcos
Conveniently located, Austin is just a 35 minute drive, and in less than 45 minutes, locals can catch a flight or welcome out-of-town visitors arriving at the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport.
The driving force behind the area’s strong growth and hot real estate market is its vibrant economy. Recently, Forbes magazine rated the Austin-San Marcos-Round Rock area as the “#1 Best Big City for Jobs” in the country.
More than just a great place to work, this area is a smart location for buying real estate and making a home.
According to Business Week, San Marcos Ranks in the Top 10 “Best Places to Raise Your Kids” in the Country
Kids of all ages love the endless variety of outdoor recreation. For starters, the crystal clear water of the San Marcos River winds through 150 of the area’s 246 parkland acres creating a water-sports playground for outdoor enthusiasts to canoe, snorkel, swim, fish, and go tubing in natural spring fed waters. There are also miles of real estate dedicated to jogging trails, blacktop basketball courts and volleyball courts, as well as playscapes and picnic tables throughout the parks for locals to enjoy.
And for thrill seekers, the ever popular Skydive San Marcos, as well as local area hot air balloons and helicopter rides are available for heart-pounding, adrenaline-pumping fun.
There’s also plenty to do indoors. The hip and alluring downtown square is filled with one-of-a-kind boutiques; fun fashion finds, accessories, home furnishings and of course, gifts. The well-known outlet malls have over 200 specialty and brand stores, and delectable dining can be found downtown as well as throughout the entire city. Movies, shows and live music venues are all part of the popular nightlife in San Marcos.
“Since I was born and raised in Texas, I love the outdoors,” says local area real estate owner Matt Swansen. “This area has everything I could ask for in recreational sports and the entertainment venues are plentiful. when I want to go for some city action, Austin is only a short drive away. Buying a home here was the best decision I’ve made.”