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Regional Communities

The Greater San Marcos Partnership services the two-county region of Hays and Caldwell, and the cities within them.

The seven diverse communities we represent are rich with culture, natural beauty and a myriad of skilled workers. These include:

San Marcos

Population: 61,980
City Hall: 512-393-8000
Chamber of Commerce: 512-393-5900

San Marcos welcomes businesses and visitors to our beautiful community. Located at the gateway to the Texas Hill Country, San Marcos has wonderful places to visit, great places to stay, and the best shopping in Texas! The spring-fed San Marcos River provides a refreshing playground for swimming, canoeing, tubing—and even riding a glass bottom boat at the Aquarena Center. San Marcos is the seat of Hays County and is home to Texas State University, the fourth largest university in Texas with 38,000+ students and an Emerging Research University. San Marcos also bodes the most parkland per capita of any city in the Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos MSA.


Population: 15,023
City Hall: 512-312-0084
Chamber of Commerce: 512-295-9999

Buda is ajacent to Austin, just 16 miles to the south along I-35. The city has connecter to the SH-130 toll road that connects Austin and San Antonio. The city has experienced a significant population boom in recent years and continues to be a great location for those interested in the Austin area.

Dripping Springs

Population: 3,140
City Hall: 512-858-4725
Chamber of Commerce: 512-858-7000
Dripping Springs Economic Development: 512-858-4725

Dripping Springs lies in the beautiful Texas Hill Country about 25 miles west of Austin, the state capital. This beautiful Hill Country town offers majestic views, abundant wildlife, rolling hills, and rock bottom creeks. The Dripping Springs population, within its city limit, is about 1,500 although its extraterritorial jurisdiction (ETJ) is home to nearly 20,000. The city offers an exceptional school system, affordable living, and proximity to Austin and San Antonio.


Population: 39,060
City Hall: 512-262-1010
Chamber of Commerce: 512-268-4220
Kyle Economic Development: 512-262-3926

Kyle is a booming community and home to thousands of citizens. Straddling I-35, eight miles north of San Marcos and 20 miles south of Austin, Kyle is the second largest city in Hays County. Approximately 60 miles north of San Antonio, 200 miles west of Houston and 250 miles south of Dallas, the community of Kyle enjoys a south central location convenient to most major population centers in Texas. With a strategic location close to major highways, airports and rail, Kyle is a great community in which to live and conduct business.


Population: 13,527
City Hall: 513-398-3461
Chamber of Commerce: 512-398-2818
Lockhart Economic Development: 512-398-3461 ext. 233

The city of Lockhart is filled with hundreds of thriving small businesses, a rich history, word famous barbeque and warm friendly people. The city has endured boom and bust to become a lively and energetic community with its eyes on the future. Lockhart has always been a favorite in Central Texas. With the steady growth of the region, Lockhart stands ready to welcome even more families and businesses looking for an escape from the hassles of big city life. Beautiful historic homes line Lockhart's entrance from the West. Quiet older neighborhoods and bustling subdivisions blend harmoniously to provide a wide selection of housing options.


Population: 5,878
City Hall: 830-875-2481
Chamber of Commerce: 830-875-3214
Luling Economic Development: 830-875-3214 ext. 4

Luling, Texas is located just off I-10, near the U.S. Hwy 183 / I-10 interchange. Luling is south of Austin and east of San Antonio with the neighboring municipalities of San Marcos, Seguin, Lockhart and Gonzales. Located within easy driving distance of San Antonio, Austin and Houston – Luling, Texas has much to offer.


Population: 2,983
City Hall: 512-847-0025
Chamber of Commerce: 512-847-2201

Wimberley is located in central Hays County in the heart of the Texas Hill Country, between Austin and San Antonio and only 16 miles from San Marcos. The center of Wimberley is situated at the confluence of Cypress Creek and the Blanco River, roughly 1,000 feet above sea level on the Edwards Plateau.

To learn more about doing business in any of these communities, please contact Mike Kamerlander, Vice President of the Greater San Marcos Partnership, at (512) 393-3400 or mikek@greatersanmarcostx.com.