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Renter's Guide to San Marcos

Put yourself in good company in San Marcos.

It's a vibrant community nestled in the heart of Texas, right between San Antonio and Austin.

Business Insider ranked San Marcos #9 on their list of the 10 Most Exciting Small Cities in America. If that weren't enough, Business Week named it one of the best places to raise your kids.

The city is 30 square-miles, which is 15 times smaller than San Antonio and 9 times smaller than Austin. But you can always take a quick trip to either city, since they're only 55 and 42 miles away respectively.

The weather here can get pretty hot in the summer, with temperatures reaching into the mid 90s. Average winter temperatures are in the mid 60s and occasionally drop into the 30s at night. San Marcos receives around 36 inches of rain per year, which is fairly average for the United States.

San Marcos, TX Demographics

  • Total Population70,077
  • Female 35,270
    Male 34,808
  • Median Age24.36

Cost of Living in San Marcos, TX

The cost of living in San Marcos is much lower than in Austin and a little lower than San Antonio. Dinner for two costs around $40-$50 at a mid-range restaurant, while a domestic beer to go with your meal will be about $3.50.

Basic utility services for a 915 square-foot apartment cost an average of $147/month, which is right on par with the national average.

The Capital Area Rural Transportation System provides public transportation in San Marcos, with monthly passes for $88. Ride sharing is also available in the city, as is 24-hour taxi service.

San Marcos, TX Average Rent

  • San Marcos, TX Average Rental Price, October, 2016$1,152/mo
  • Studio$764
  • 1 Bedroom$860
  • 2 Bedrooms$1,100

San Marcos, TX Apartment Rent Ranges

  • 6%$501-$700
  • 31%$701-$1,000
  • 30%$1,001-$1,500
  • 17%$1,501-$2,000
  • 15%> $2,000

San Marcos, TX Rent Trends

All Rentals Studio 1 Bed 2 Beds
Average Rent October, 2016 $1,152 $764 $860 $1,100
Jan / 2016 $1,120 $819 $857 $1,091
Sept / 2015 $1,075 $785 $850 $1,058
May / 2015 $1,070 $785 $820 $1,030
Jan / 2015 $1,058 $779 $814 $1,045
Sept / 2014 $1,050 $779 $799 $1,045
May / 2014 $1,066 $750 $800 $1,055
Jan / 2014 $1,030 $769 $789 $1,030
Sept / 2013 $1,025 $730 $789 $980
May / 2013 $1,010 $730 $789 $949
Jan / 2013 $999 $720 $758 $970

Average rent is projected to grow by 6% in 2016 compared to 2015.

Please note that projected rent growth is calculated at city level.

Average rent values on this page are aggregated from data from zip code 78666

Living in San Marcos, TX

San Marcos is a great place to call home.

Bars and nightclubs downtown are perfect for weekends out, and the city's parks have everything you need to enjoy a day outdoors. Shoppers flock to the outlet malls, while foodies have a field day at all the BBQ joints. In short, residents are never short of things to do.

Texas State University provides NCAA Division I level sports for those who love a good game. And if you're in the mood to see the pros, the San Antonio Spurs are less than an hour away.

But living in San Marcos does have a few drawbacks. Things can get a little hectic around town during the school year, when all the Texas State University students are around. But once they go home for the summer, you've got the Texas heat to deal with.

Things to do in San Marcos

How does tubing on the 72-degree San Marcos River sound? It's a great way to spend a day with the family.

San Marcos also has 1,700 acres of parks, including the Rio Vista Park, where you can kayak along the river, enjoy a picnic with the family, or take a leisurely hike.

The city is also home to a Tanger Outlet Mall and a Premium Outlet Mall, providing hundreds of brand name stores for shoppers. The outlet mall draws so many visitors during peak times, San Marcos’ population literally triples! The View rated this top Texas attraction #3 on the Best Places to Shop in the World.

Heading downtown, you'll find boutique stores by day and restaurants and night clubs by night. Taste maple bacon ice cream at Rhea’s Ice Cream, then buy a unique gift at the Paper Bear. There are many events held here too, like Corndog Day in March and a downtown Trick or Treat for the kids during Halloween.

The NBA's San Antonio Spurs are just a short drive away, but you’ll also want to check out the local minor league baseball teams, including the Round Rock Express in Austin and the Missions in San Antonio.

There's plenty of music, culture, and entertainment to enjoy in San Antonio and Austin as well.

Or just spend the day in San Marcos, floating down the San Marcos or Bronco Rivers with your friends or family.

Employment and Economy

San Marcos has many thriving industries, including advanced manufacturing and materials, aviation and aerospace, clean tech, and more. The city's proximity to Austin, San Antonio, and several regional airports is creating tremendous growth.

That's one of the reasons San Marcos enjoys a much lower unemployment rate than the rest of Texas.

San Marcos, TX Households

  • Total Number of Households25,648
  • Family 12,267
    Non-family 13,381
  • Children 6,078
    No Children 19,572
  • Average People Per Household2.43
  • Median Household Income$34,292
  • Median Household Disposable Income$30,303

San Marcos, TX Crime Rate and Statistics

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Education in San Marcos

San Marcos is home to Texas State University, whose most famous alumni is President Lyndon Johnson. The university offers nearly 100 bachelor degrees, plus another 100 graduate and doctoral programs. It also ranked 13th in the country for total bachelor’s degrees awarded to Hispanic students.

You can find Austin Community College nearby as well, if you'd prefer a two-year degree.

San Marcos, TX Education Statistics

  • 13%No High School
  • 11%Some HighSchool
  • 28%Some College
  • 8%Associate Degree
  • 26%Bachelor Degree
  • 16%Graduate Degree

Tips for Renting in San Marcos

Ready to call San Marcos your home? You’ll love it here! First though, let's take a moment to look at some of the local tenant laws.

Once the lease period ends, your landlord is legally able to increase rent as much as they see fit – Texas doesn’t have rent control laws. But they must give you 30 days’ notice. In return, you're required to give 30 days’ notice of your own if you plan on moving out.

Always read the lease in its entirety, even if you’re just renewing, so you know what’s expected of you and your landlord. Lease terms can't be changed during the lease period.

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