Why Here

Greater San Marcos, Texas

The greater San Marcos area is found within the Texas Triangle – the area of Texas outlined by Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston, and San Antonio-Austin.  It is centrally located and one of the fastest growing regions in the U.S.  Greater San Marcos is regularly recognized in Business Week’s top rankings.

The greater San Marcos area has a municipal airport in San Marcos, as well as two international airports in the nearby major cities of Austin and San Antonio. 

Along with its easy access to air travel, the area has ready access to several freight routes and Interstates 35 and 10, which run north/south and east/west respectively, through the region. The excellent access points of the area provide an easy route to major cities in Texas such as Austin, San Antonio, Dallas, and Houston, as well as metropolitan areas throughout the U.S. and northern Mexico.

The region has several institutions of higher education that provide a continual source of talent for the region’s workforce. These institutions include Texas State University- San Marcos, a research-accredited institution; Gary Job Corps, an education and career technical training program; and two Austin Community College campuses.

The area’s quality of life is highlighted by the San Marcos River, which is naturally fed by the San Marcos Springs.  Many other lakes and rivers dot the local landscape, and the region’s location within the Texas Hill Country provides easy access to the many outdoor amenities found here.

The cities of Lockhart and Luling, both part of the greater San Marcos region, are recognized nationally as barbeque destinations.  Restaurants in both cities are considered to be among the best barbeque destinations in Texas, if not the U.S., and have been featured on many travel, lifestyle and cooking programs.

The Downtown San Marcos Square recently underwent a multimillion dollar restoration project.  The result is an offering of numerous nightlife and entertainment venues, restaurants, cafes, coffee houses, and retails shops.