Many neighborhoods say they are a master-planned community. This means they offer more than the usual amenities such as parks, hike and bike trails, sports fields, swimming pools, and golf courses. But few can claim to be a live-work-play community.
Years ago, these were limited to downtowns or the big cities. People lived in apartments or condos and everything they needed was within walking distance. But now, new communities like TRACE in San Marcos are planning thriving commercial and retail on-site so homeowners can enjoy the benefits of living in a single-family home while also being close to great dining, shopping and employment centers!
The explosion of technology making it possible to stay in touch, do business, and get things done from anywhere. As a result, people want to ease their commutes and stay closer to home as much as possible.
Some suburban cities have built downtown-like communities. These mix-used areas contain townhomes, apartments, or other multi-family buildings along with shopping centers. The only thing missing from this equation is that there were no single-family homes with a front yard and a backyard.
TRACE in San Marcos has the best of all worlds. It’s a live-work-play community with a variety of residential homes and planned multi-family housing. A planned fire station will also be located inside the community.
In addition to the homes, the TRACE community will also have an on-site San Marcos CISD elementary school!
TRACE’s proximity to major employment corridors coupled with future planned commercial business and retail parks appeal to the population struggling with work/life balance. Residents have many job options in San Marcos, including Texas State University, Amazon, San Marcos Premium Outlets, Tanger Factory Outlets, and San Marcos CISD! Not only is San Marcos a great place for jobs and an education, but the city also provides plenty of entertainment at the Performance Arts Center and sports at Bobcat Stadium.
With San Antonio and Austin being a hop, skip, and jump away, residents will have a wealth of career opportunities. More and more companies allow employees to work from home, and some may allow a part-time remote work arrangement to help employees get out of traffic and enjoy more time at home.
In addition, TRACE’s acclaimed builders offer home designs with options for home offices or studies!
The play part is plentiful at TRACE in San Marcos. Presidio at TRACE Park contains a private amenity center with a resort-style pool, covered pavilion, athletic fields, and playgrounds. Residents can have a picnic or play on the sand volleyball court.
Two other on-site parks include Tejas and Nacogdoches Park with play areas, jogging paths, and shade structures. You can even workout at home with these at-home workout tips or head to one of the parks to do yoga or tai chi.
Other cities can build master-planned living, but most don’t have what TRACE’s location does: The picturesque Texas Hill Country, Texas Blackland Prairie, and San Marcos River with their wildflowers, native grasses, and breathtaking views.
In addition, San Marcos’ famed outlet shopping centers, music venues, and downtown square are only a few minutes away. You have many choices for weekend getaways with proximity to Wimberly, Gruene, San Antonio, and Austin. This is master-planned living where you can spend more time at home and connect with like-minded neighbors.