People looking to live in a city with many resources without the big city challenges will find that in San Marcos. People call it San Marvelous for a lot of reasons. Everyone has their own reasons, but the most common ones are its affordable living, its opulent natural surroundings, its many shopping options for all budgets, a respected university, and its location.
Just check out all these places to find out what’s close. The distance to these places is based on how far they are from TRACE in San Marcos.
Outlet Shopping — 2 Miles
Sure, there are plenty of outlet centers all over Texas, but none compare to the ones in San Marcos. It has not one but two full-fledged outlet centers side-by-side. You have 240 stores to explore between Premium Outlets and the Tanger Outlets. Out-of-towners often come here for the weekend just to shop.
Amazon — 4 Miles
The ecommerce giant does fast shopping thanks to places like the Amazon Fulfillment Center in San Marcos. Many employees speak highly of the company’s benefits and the well-maintained warehouse. If you wonder how Amazon delivers so quickly, you might want to check out the Amazon Fulfillment Center Tour.
Downtown San Marcos — 7 Miles
One of the most popular spots in the city is Downtown San Marcos. This is where you go for popular events like the Mermaid Parade and Viva! Cinco de Mayo. It’s also filled with many boutique and unique shops that you won’t find anywhere else. You can dine, celebrate, get beautified, service your car, and more in the San Marcos Downtown Square.
The Lyndon at Springtown — 8 Miles
The 31,000-square-foot Lyndon at Springtown is a mixed-use center with shopping and dining options in its Springtown Shopping Center. It’s a great place to grab a bite, see the latest or classic movies at EVO Entertainment, and workout.
H-E-B — 8 Miles
H-E-B is not an ordinary grocery store. Residents love the store for its variety, curbside pickup, and grocery delivery. No two stores are alike, if you’ve been to one outside of San Marcos, it won’t be anything like the one here. People who don’t live near H-E-B often stop at one when they’re in town. It’s that good.
Buc-ee’s — 9 miles
If you’ve never been to Buc-ee’s, it’s time to change that. They proudly boast they have the cleanest restrooms in America. In fact, Cintas has named the New Braunfels location as the winner of a nationwide restroom contest. The location has 83 stalls and a cleaning crew working 24/7 to keep it spotless.
Besides clean restrooms, the convenience store and gas station chain is nothing like any other convenience store you’ve seen. First, it’s HUGE. Everything is truly bigger in Texas including Buc-ee’s. You can’t miss its Bucky the Beaver logo with its bright yellow and red colors. You’ll want to try their jerky, fudge, and Beaver Nuggets.
New Braunfels Town Center Shopping area — 9 miles
Yes, another awesome shopping option for San Marcos residents. New Braunfels Town Center features more than 400 acres of dining, entertainment, and shopping. It’s also located near New Braunfel‘s Schlitterbahn and the Comal and Guadalupe rivers.
Gruene — 11 miles
Gruene — pronounced “Green” — is a historic district in New Braunfels. It appears on the National Register of Historic Places as many of its buildings that stand today were established in the 1800s or early 1900s. You’ll find plenty of antique and specialty shops, food, and entertainment. For music and wine lovers, check out the festival in October.
Austin — 36 Miles
The capital of Texas and the Live Music Capital of the World is a little over 30 minutes away from San Marcos. The number of Austin’s live music venues is an embarrassment of riches. What’s not to love about Austin when it playfully encourages everyone to keep it weird?
Sports fans love watching University of Texas teams play. SXSW is held here every year for the latest in music, interactive, and movies. And Austin Bergstrom International airport will fly you all over the world.
San Antonio — 44 Miles
Bursting with history, culture, and modern attractions, there’s much to discover in San Antonio. The Riverwalk is not to be missed and no one ever tires of visiting it with its restaurants, cruises, and shopping. It’s filled with museums and amusement parks like Six Flags Fiesta Texas and SeaWorld. Considering it’s only a 45-minute drive, you can visit often and explore something new each time.
Residents love TRACE in San Marcos because it has everything you want to live, play, and work in San Marcos. Shopping, food, location, nature, jobs, and more. Want to live here? Browse the inventory of new homes in TRACE San Marcos.