Our Community

Welcome to beautiful San Marcos, Texas! Here the weather is warm, the people are friendly, and the shopping is amazing. Situated thirty miles south of Austin, San Marcos is home to Texas State University, a variety of outlet malls, and miles of green space perfect for outdoor activities and family get-togethers. Don’t miss these local attractions.

Historic District

Hays County Courthouse
Built in 1909, our courthouse is the heart and soul of San Marcos’ downtown historic district. Surrounded by locally owned shops and restaurants, the entire bottom floor of the courthouse features photographs and museum exhibits that chronicle local history.

Kyle Log House
This dogtrot-style log home overlooking the Blanco River was built in the 1850’s. The home opens for tours in early spring and closes in September.

Old Main
This Victorian-Gothic building was Texas State University’s first building. Built in 1903 and renovated in 1993, it currently houses the College of Fine Arts and School of Journalism.

Parks and Outdoor Activities

Rio Vista Park and Falls
Come play in the water at Rio Vista Park. With free activities for the whole family, you can’t beat Rio Vista in the hot summer months. Go swimming, kayak upstream, tube the falls, or just enjoy the beautiful shade trees on the San Marcos River.

Five Mile Dam Park
Located on the Blanco River, Five Mile Dam Park features 42 miles of trails, picnic areas, playgrounds,swimming holes, and open spaces perfect for family outings and group activities. 

San Marcos Wildlife Habitat
Take the family out for a hike and picnic in the woods of this beautiful protected space.