Greater San Marcos, Texas
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.
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
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.
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.