30 miles south of Austin, TX (accessible by car, train, bus, and bike), San Marcos is one of the longest continuously-inhabited areas in North America. This is entirely due to the existence of the San Marcos River, which flows up from beneath Spring Lake. Home to eight endangered or threatened species, the San Marcos River maintains a constant 72* temperature year-round.
Also calling San Marcos home is Texas State University. Founded in 1899, Texas State has an enrollment of nearly 40,000 students and almost 3,800 faculty & staff.
Within walking distance of The Yellow House, our historic downtown (known as The Square, for obvious reasons) features coffee shops, breweries, art galleries, restaurants & cafes, boutiques, vintage shops, a grocery store, a bike shop, and live music venues.