Community Profiles

Greater San Marcos
is one of the fastest growing regions in the U.S. and is part of the Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA). In terms of location, it could not be more ideal. Situated along Interstate 35 between Austin and San Antonio, the region is in close proximity to two international airports, numerous international seaports, east and west coast connectors Interstates 10 and 20, has major rail access, and sits within the Texas Triangle – the area of Texas outlined by the metro areas of Houston, Dallas-Fort Worth, and San Antonio-Austin.
Population: 46,685
City Hall: 512-393-8000;
Chamber of Commerce: 512-393-5900;

San Marcos welcomes visitors to our beautiful community. Located at the gateway to the Texas Hill Country, San Marcos has wonderful places to visit, great places to stay, and the best shopping in Texas! Our spring fed San Marcos River provides a refreshing playground for swimming, canoeing, tubing—and even riding a glass bottom boat at the Aquarena Center. San Marcos is the seat of Hays County; home to Texas State University, the fifth largest university in Texas; and has the most parkland per capita of any city in the Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos MSA,

Average commute time to San Marcos: 16 minutes
Population: 29,293
City Hall: 512-262-1010;
Chamber of Commerce: 512-268-4220;

Kyle is a booming community and home to thousands of citizens. Straddling I-35, eight miles north of San Marcos and 20 miles south of Austin, Kyle is the second largest city in Hays County. Approximately 60 miles north of San Antonio, 200 miles west of Houston and 250 miles south of Dallas, the community of Kyle enjoys a south central location convenient to most major population centers in Texas. With a strategic location close to major highways, airports and rail, Kyle is a great community to live and conduct business.

Average commute time to San Marcos: 27 minutes
Population: 7,682
City Hall: 512-312-0084;
Chamber of Commerce: 512-295-9999;

Safe, affordable, wholesome Buda is a city centered on community, an oasis of country calm at the edge of civilization, unspoiled by the pace of Austin and San Antonio’s big city ways.
Put your feet up, and breathe easy – Buda’s city fathers have seen to it that its historic flavor, laid-back lifestyle, and family values will be protected and preserved for the next generation.

Average commute time to San Marcos: 51 minutes
Population: 1,870
City Hall: 512-858-4725;
Chamber of Commerce: 512-858-7000;

Dripping Springs lies in the beautiful Texas Hill Country about 25 miles west of Austin, the state capital. This beautiful Hill Country town offers majestic views, abundant wildlife, rolling hills, and rock bottom creeks. The Dripping Springs population, within its city limit, is about 1,500 although its extraterritorial jurisdiction (ETJ) is home to nearly 20,000. The city offers an exceptional school system, affordable living, and proximity to Austin and San Antonio.

Average commute time to San Marcos: 27 minutes
Population: 12,821
City Hall: 513-398-3461;
Chamber of Commerce: 512-398-2818;

You’ll find hundreds of thriving small businesses, a rich history and warm friendly people when you get to Lockhart. We’ve endured boom and bust to become a lively and energetic community with its eyes on the future.

Lockhart has always been a favorite in Central Texas. With the steady growth of our region we stand ready to welcome even more families and businesses looking for an escape from the hassles of big city life.

Beautiful historic homes line our city’s entrance from the West. Quiet older neighborhoods and bustling subdivisions blend harmoniously to provide a wide selection of housing options.

Average commute time to San Marcos: 35 minutes
Population: 5,467
City Hall:  830-875-2481;
Chamber of Commerce: 830-875-3214;

Luling Texas is located just off I-10, near the US Hwy 183 - I-10 interchange. Luling is south of Austin and east of San Antonio with the neighboring municipalities of San Marcos, Seguin, Lockhart and Gonzales.  Located within easy driving distance of San Antonio, Austin and Houston, come see what Luling Texas has to offer!

Average commute time to San Marcos: 28 minutes
Population: 2,743
City Hall: 512-847-0025;
Chamber of Commerce: 512-847-2201;

Wimberley is located in central Hays County in the heart of the Texas Hill Country, between Austin and San Antonio and only 16 miles from San Marcos.  The center of Wimberley is situated at the confluence of Cypress Creek and the Blanco River, roughly 1,000 feet above sea level on the Edwards Plateau.