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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 25 Nov 2020.

What are the best apartments in San Marcos, TX?

The best apartments in San Marcos, TX are: Riverside Ranch Apartments, Westfield, Parkway Grande Apartment Homes, Sadler House and The Avenue at San Marcos.

What is the average rent in San Marcos, TX?

The average rent in San Marcos, TX is $1,447. Start your search for apartments in San Marcos, TX now.

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 $534 and $1,514. 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 $534 and $1,750. 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 $614 and $1,307. Browse all available 3-bedroom apartments in San Marcos, TX.

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.

San Marcos, TX Demographics

  • Total Population61,751
  • Female 30,051
    Male 31,700
  • Median Age24.1

Cost of Living in San Marcos, TX

San Marcos is friendlier than Austin or San Antonio when it comes to the cost of living. 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.

Basic utility services for a 915 square-foot apartment cost an average of $154/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 $30. Ride sharing is also available in the city, as is a 24-hour taxi service.

Average Rent in San Marcos, TX

  • San Marcos, TX Average Rental Price, February 2020 $1,447 /mo

San Marcos, TX Apartment Rent Ranges

  • $501-$7002%
  • $701-$1,00026%
  • $1,001-$1,50038%
  • $1,501-$2,00018%
  • > $2,00016%

San Marcos, TX Rent Trends

Average Rent Mar / 2017 Jul / 2017 Nov / 2017 Mar / 2018 Jul / 2018 Nov / 2018 Mar / 2019 Jul / 2019 Nov / 2019 Feb / 2020
San Marcos, TX $1,381 $1,399 $1,404 $1,419 $1,421 $1,429 $1,447 $1,461 $1,451 $1,447
National $1,337 $1,368 $1,371 $1,374 $1,408 $1,417 $1,422 $1,458 $1,466 $1,468
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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.

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.

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.

Economy and Employment in San Marcos, TX

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 Households22,775
  • Family 9,648
    Non-family 13,127
  • Children 4,329
    No Children 18,446
  • Average People Per Household2.43
  • Median Household Income$37,593
  • Median Housing Costs Per Month$1,021

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

  • No High School4%
  • Some High School38%
  • Some College21%
  • Associate Degree8%
  • Bachelor Degree20%
  • Graduate Degree9%

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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