I love San Marcos, "San Marvelous"! Beautiful spring fed river flowing through the middle of town. Great People, great restaurants, bars, and outdoor spaces. Home to the Texas State Bobcats, eat em' up cats! Texas State University is quite predominant in the community. Family friendly place but summers are the best when the students leave. 25 Minutes south of the state capital, Austin. 25 Minutes north of San Antonio. Within minutes to the pastor west you will find yourself in the country. Up and coming city of Central Texas, the place to be. Only complaint is the property prices are continually rising making it less affordable to the families that live here rather than the renters.