Living Here

The Texas Innovation Corridor offers a beautiful natural setting, featuring spring-fed, crystal clear rivers and lakes with things to do for all ages. From world-class shopping at the largest outlet malls in the U.S. to live music and cultural arts to the best barbecue in the country to outdoor activities like tubing, glass-bottom boat rides, kayaking, and stand-up paddleboat tours.

Located less than an hour from both Austin and San Antonio, our region provides the cachet of Austin without the high cost. And there is also no personal or corporate income tax in Texas.

Housing

Minutes away from a major metropolitan provides affordable housing options in the Texas Innovation Corridor. The region offers a growing supply of homes for purchase. If you prefer maintenance-free option, you’ll find a variety of homes and apartments for lease as well.

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Tourism & Activities

It’s the region’s high quality of life that is the main factor that helps us retain our talented workforce. This includes community members who have grown up here and those who are going to school at Texas State University. 

Whether you prefer to float down the river on one of the beautiful sunny days or sample some award-winning barbecue or spend the day shopping at the world-famous Outlet Malls, there is something for everyone in the Texas Innovation Corridor.

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College Sports

Texas State University - San Marcos is home to nine NCAA Division I men’s and women’s athletic teams, in addition to several club and intramural teams. Games, matches and tournaments are held weekly, providing sports enthusiasts with optimal opportunities to support the Bobcats. 

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Above Average Healthcare

Christus Santa Rosa Hospital - San Marcos

Christus Santa Rosa provides over 175 licensed beds and nearly 140 private rooms.  The hospital staffs over 700 associates, and over 300 active and consulting physicians. Christus Santa Rosa addresses several specialties, including Physical Therapy, Cardiopulmonary, and Sleep Study. In addition, the hospital has a da Vinci Robotic Suite, making it the first OR suite outfitted with the robotics equipment along the I-35 Corridor between Austin and San Antonio. 

Seton Edgar B. Davis Hospital - Luling

Located in Luling, Seton Edgar B. Davis is one of 25 hospitals in the state and the only one in the region to receive the Quality Improvement Achievement Award.  Seton Edgar B. Davis’s Emergency Unit was named among the top 10% in the nation for patient satisfaction. As a whole, Seton Edgar B. Davis Hospital is recognized as one of the best in the nation for patient satisfaction.

Seton Medical Center - Kyle

The 330,000 square foot Seton Medical Center - Hays has over 110 licensed beds, with future plans to expand to almost 300.  The hospital is located in Kyle, at the eastern end of Hays County, and employs more than 400 staff and 100 specialists.

San Marcos Treatment Center - San Marcos

The SMTC sits on 65 acres of wooded grounds and has been in continuous operation for nearly 70 years, providing high-quality mental health evaluation and treatment to a unique population of impaired adolescents.  San Marcos Treatment Center is accredited by the Joint Commission and approved by CHAMPUS/TRICARE. The Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (TDFPS) licenses the facility.

Weather & Climate

Overview

The summers can tend to be hot and muggy; the winters are short, cold, and windy; and it is partly cloudy year-round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 41°F to 96°F and is rarely below 28°F or above 100°F.

Based on the beach/pool score, the best time of year to visit San Marcos for hot-weather activities is from late May to mid-September.

Sun

The length of the day in San Marcos varies significantly over the course of the year. In 2020, the shortest day is December 21, with 10 hours, 13 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 20, with 14 hours, 4 minutes of daylight.

Rainfall

Rain falls throughout the year in San Marcos. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around May 24, with an average total accumulation of 3.9 inches.

The least rain falls around August 1, with an average total accumulation of 1.3 inches.

Wind

The windier part of the year lasts for 7.8 months, from October 29 to June 23, with average wind speeds of more than 9.3 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is April 1, with an average hourly wind speed of 10.8 miles per hour.

The calmer time of year lasts for 4.2 months, from June 23 to October 29. The calmest day of the year is September 4, with an average hourly wind speed of 7.9 miles per hour.

Tornado Activity

The risk of tornado damage in San Marcos is lower than Texas average and is higher than the national average. The tornado index value is calculated based on historical tornado events data using USA.com algorithms. It is an indicator of the tornado level in a region. A higher tornado index value means a higher chance of tornado events. The tornado index for San Marcos ids 170.75, as compared to Texas which is 208.58, and the U.S. which is 136.45.

Earthquake Activity

The chance of earthquake damage in San Marcos is about the same as Texas average and is much lower than the national average. The earthquake index value is calculated based on historical earthquake events data using USA.com algorithms. It is an indicator of the earthquake level in a region. A higher earthquake index value means a higher chance of an earthquake. The earthquake index for San Marcos is 0.01, as compared to Texas which is 0.04, and the U.S. which is 1.81.