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! The 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 and is home to Texas State University, the fifth largest university in Texas.
San Marcos is a thriving city that welcomes new employers and has the resources to help new and ex-panding businesses succeed. With lower taxes than nearby cities, San Marcos helps companies control costs while taking advantage of a prime location along the Austin-San Antonio corridor. Local utilities are reliable, competitively priced, and willing to negotiate service agreements with large commercial and industrial custom-ers. Communication and transportation infrastructure are in place to serve an extensive array of business needs. San Marcos is located at the heart of the advanced technology corridor linking Austin and San Antonio, and offers a high quality of life, with access to a rich array of natural resources, recreational opportunities and cultural amenities. The spring-fed San Marcos River meanders through the city between park-lined banks. Pic-nic areas, recreation buildings, an Olympic-sized swimming pool, tennis courts, baseball fields, and one of the nation’s largest wooden playscapes dot the nine city parks. The river is also a focus for swimming, canoeing, tubing, fishing, scuba diving and snorkeling. While nearby lakes are ideal for sailing, power boating and wind surfing. San Marcos’ mild climate lets enthusiasts pursue golf, tennis, cycling, fishing, and other activities throughout the year. Live music, performing arts and cultural exhibits are also plentiful. San Marcos is home to Texas State University which is the 5th largest institution in Texas and the 39th largest university in the country with over 37,000 students.