About San Marcos
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San Marcos sits in the center of beautiful Texas Hill Country, north of San Antonio and south of Austin. The proximity of those cities and their rapid growth contribute to a country lifestyle with city employment for many in San Marcos.
Sites and attractions abound in the San Marcos area. Aquarena Springs, Texas Water Safari and Wonder World are three of many attractions that draw tourists year round. For shopping, one can spend days in the Outlet Malls. Quail Creek Country Club and the Texas State Golf Course keep the golfers busy.
The major employers in the San Marcos area are Texas State University, Prime Outlets, Tanger Factory Outlet Center and the San Marcos Independent School District. To complement employment, there is also some manufacturing activity in the San Marcos area, with Hunter Industries, Wide-lite Corporation, and CFAN employing more than 1000 residents.
Due to its rural area, but proximity to large cities, there are many types of homes in all price ranges. In 2002, the population was approximately 42,000, but most predictions are for rapid growth to continue. With both San Antonio and Austin spreading outward, more commuters will find the San Marcos area to be their desired home base.
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The commute from San Marcos to downtown Austin and San Antonio is all highway. With 30 miles to Austin and 45 to San Antonio, residents can get the big city easily.
School District: San Marcos Consolidated Independent School District
Schools: Schools: Public schools for the area include:
- Bonham Pre-Kindergarten
- Bowie Elementary
- Crockett Elementary
- DeZavala Elementary
- Travis Elementary
- Hernandez Intermediate
- Goodnight Junior High
- Miller Junior High
- San Marcos High School
Nearby private schools include:
- Hill Country Christian School
- San Marcos Adventist Junior Academy
- San Marcos Baptist Academy
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