San Marcos, Texas Real Estate and Community Information

San Marcos is a city located in Hays County, Texas with small areas of the city located in Caldwell and Guadalupe Counties. The city also occupies the 78666 and 78667 zip codes. The 2014 population estimate was 63,260 residents. The cost of living in San Marcos is lower than the United States national average.

The presence of Texas State University brings with it a large student population which adds positively to the economy of the city. Employment opportunities within the city and surrounding communities include clean technologies, professional and corporate operations, life sciences and aviation and aerospace.

The downtown section of San Marcos is a very walkable part of the city that still has the small town feel. It is packed with entertainment and a variety of music venues.

Education

The city is served by the San Marcos Consolidated Independent School District and provides public school education for children from Pre-Kindergarten through grade 12. The district operates a Pre-Kindergarten school, six elementary schools, two middle schools and one high school. The district also operates a Learning Center that offers academic excellence in a non-traditional setting and the Rebound Disciplinary Alternative Education Program. Students enjoy a 14 to 1 student to teacher ratio.

Families desiring am alternative to public school education will find several private schools in San Marcos and the surrounding communities.

Residents with an eye toward higher education will find several colleges and universities within San Marcos and within 50 miles of the city. The schools include Texas State University San Marcos, St. Edward’s University and Texas Lutheran University. The schools offer a variety if career oriented course of studies and undergraduate and graduate degrees.

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Real Estate

Available real estate includes single and multi-family homes, townhouses and condominiums and undeveloped residential property. Prices of real estate vary, but most real estate is affordable and ideal for the first time home buyer, families and individuals. Home buyers will find new home construction which is indicative of a stable housing market and robust economy. Neighborhoods are well maintained and attractive for perspective home buyers.

People interested in real estate in San Marcos should contact Randy Schriewer. Mr. Schriewer heads up the Schriewer Team, a group of experienced individuals experienced in the real estate industry, particularly San Marcos.

History

The city was discovered by the Spaniards in the late 1680’s, but it wasn’t settled until the mid 1800’s. A town center was laid out about a mile southwest of the headwaters of the San Marco’s River. The town became the center for milling and ginning local agriculture products. General Edward Burleson, a hero in the Texas Revolution and former vice president of the Republic of Texas, built a dam on the upper reaches of the river and was able to power several mills, including a mill at what is today Sewall Park.

The construction of the International Great Northern Railroad proved to a boon for the city. Settlers were able to deal in cattle, because of the railroad, and provided the basis of the growth of the community. San Marcos also became a center for transportation and commerce. In the 1960’s tourism became part of the economic engine that supports the city.

Parks and Recreation

The city of San Marcos operates a very extensive parks and recreation department for its residents. The department operates 16 neighborhood parks and 16 regional parks. Amenities include picnic and grilling areas, playgrounds, basketball, tennis and volleyball courts, benches, gazebos and water fountains and rest rooms. The department also operates open space with hiking and bicycling trails, informational kiosks, bicycle racks and pet waste bag containers. Programs include sports leagues for youth’s, teens and adults, fitness classes and youth swim programs.

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Attractions and Activities

Residents will find a variety of things to do in San Marcos and the surrounding communities and include antique car exhibitions, Texas State University Bobcat Stadium, factory and winery tours, sightseeing tours and fishing charters and tours.

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Events

Events provide the gauge residents and potential residents can use to test the vibrancy of the community. Residents of all ages will appreciate the events held each year and they include Farmer’s Markets, music and food festivals, classic car exhibitions and a variety of holiday celebrations.

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Randy, Lecia, Zann Schriewer
Randy, Lecia, Zann Schriewer
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