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Apartments for Rent in San Marcos, TX
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Average rent in San Marcos, TX

$1,640/mo San Marcos, TX average rental price, February 2023
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The average monthly rent of apartments in San Marcos, TX is $1,640.

    San Marcos, TX apartment rent ranges

    About 24% of apartment rents in San Marcos, TX range between $1,501-$2,000. Meanwhile, apartments priced over > $2,000 represent 22% of apartments. Around 43% of San Marcos’s apartments are in the $1,001-$1,500 price range. 11% of apartments are priced between $701-$1,000.

    San Marcos, TX rent trends

    Getting around in San Marcos, TX

    15 /100
    Car-Dependent
    23 /100
    Somewhat Bikeable
    Walk Score®: 15, Bike Score®: 23

    Frequently asked questions

    When were prices and availability in San Marcos, TX last updated?

    Prices and availability in San Marcos, TX were last updated on 24 Mar 2023.

    What are the best apartments in San Marcos, TX?

    The best apartments in San Marcos, TX are: Springmarc, Westfield, Emerson at Trace, The Fitzroy San Marcos and The Grand at Stonecreek.

    What is the average rent in San Marcos, TX?

    The average rent in San Marcos, TX is $1,640. Start your search for apartments in San Marcos, TX now.

    What is the price range for a studio apartment in San Marcos, TX?

    The price range for a studio apartment in San Marcos, TX is between $1,261 and $2,166. View all studio apartments in San Marcos, TX.

    What is the price range for a 1-bedroom apartment in San Marcos, TX?

    The price range for a 1-bedroom apartment in San Marcos, TX is between $935 and $3,144. Browse all available 1-bedroom apartments in San Marcos, TX now.

    What is the price range for a 2-bedroom apartment in San Marcos, TX?

    The price range for a 2-bedroom apartment in San Marcos, TX is between $605 and $3,760. Browse and find a 2-bedroom apartment in San Marcos, TX.

    What is the price range for a 3-bedroom apartment in San Marcos, TX?

    The price range for a 3-bedroom apartment in San Marcos, TX is between $1,133 and $4,242. Browse all available 3-bedroom apartments in San Marcos, TX.

    What type of rental buildings are in San Marcos, TX?

    In San Marcos, 74% of the residents are renting compared to 26% owning a home, according to data from the U.S. Census Bureau. Large-scale apartment buildings with more than 50 units represent 19% of San Marcos’s rentals, 63% are small-scale complexes with under 50 units, and 16% are single-family rentals.

    What do typical apartment communities look like in San Marcos, TX?

    The age and size of multifamily buildings are among the most visible characteristics of the rental market in a city.  In this case, the apartment buildings in San Marcos are about 21 years old, on average. Of these, 64% have been built since 2000, representing the newer options on the market and typically offering more amenities. Rental buildings in the city have an average height of 3 stories. About 93% of the rental communities here are low-rise, garden-style communities, 7% are mid-rises, and none are high-rise buildings. These are true especially for large-scale multifamily buildings with over 50 apartments.

    What apartment floorplans are common in San Marcos, TX?

    Rental apartments in San Marcos come in a range of sizes and floorplans. Studio apartments represent 2% of units for rent, ideal for singles, renters on a budget and people who value central locations more than space. Rentals with 1-bedroom floorplans make up 30% of the total apartments in the city, while 2-bedroom floorplans represent around 39% of all rentals in San Marcos. The rest are larger floorplans with 3 bedrooms or more, typically preferred by families, larger households or roommates sharing space.

    Renter's guide to San Marcos, TX

    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, while 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.

    Tips for renting in San Marcos, TX

    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 things to keep in mind.

    Firstly, take time to research and visit the area, preferably two or more days in order to see what the pros and cons are.

    Secondly, after you did your research, meet with the landlord and prepare a list of questions in advance. This will help you decide if the apartment would be the perfect fit for you and your needs.

    And finally, read the lease agreement in its entirety and address any concerns you might have.

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    San Marcos, TX demographics

    San Marcos, TX has a population of 64,812 according to the most recent data from the U.S. Census Bureau. 34,026 of San Marcos’s residents are women and 30,786 are men. The median age of those who live in San Marcos, TX is 24.9.

    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 any of the BBQ joints. Residents never fall 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.

    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 San Marcos at the end of your fingertips.

    San Marcos, TX households

    • 11,052 Family
      14,680 Non-family
    • 4,292 Children
      21,440 No Children
    • 25,732Total Number of Households
    • 2.29Average People Per Household
    • $42,500Median Household Income

    According to U.S. Census data, there are 25,732 households in San Marcos, TX. 11,052 are family households and 14,680 are non-family households. There are 4,292 households with children in San Marcos and 21,440 households without children. On average, about 2.29 people live in a household in San Marcos, TX.

    Things to do in San Marcos, TX

    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 over 2,000 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, that it may feel like San Marcos' population triples!

    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.

    Things to do

    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.

    Things to do

    San Marcos, TX employment & 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.

    Education in San Marcos, TX

    San Marcos is home to Texas State University, whose most famous alumnus is U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson. The university offers nearly 100 bachelor degrees, plus another 100 graduate and doctoral programs. It also ranked 14th 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

    The level of education of the population of San Marcos, TX is as follows: 4% have no high school education, 35% completed some high school, 22% partially completed college, 8% have an Associate Degree, 22% have a Bachelor Degree, and 10% have a Graduate Degree.

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