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Pros

-College-town amenities
-Economy
-Entertainment

Cons

-Summer heat
-Cost of housing
-Growth and sprawl


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The Austin area continues to be regarded by most as the best choice in Texas, with a balance of a strong economy, good education, attractive housing, a relatively pleasant climate, and plenty to do. Highlights include the University of Texas, an important music scene, and a large high-tech industry, including Dell, Inc. in Round Rock, 20 miles north. The 50,000-student university is located on a large campus north of downtown. The walkable downtown preserves a small-town Texas feel and is packed with nightclubs and music venues, including the famous “Drag” and the Warehouse District. Music is mostly rock ’n’ roll, “hard” country, and blues.


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Quick Facts About San Marcos


    ECONOMY
    The unemployment rate in San Marcos is 3.10 percent(U.S. avg. is 6.30%). Recent job growth is Positive. San Marcos jobs have Increased by 2.82 percent.
    COST OF LIVING
    Compared to the rest of the country, San Marcos's cost of living is 8.20% Lower than the U.S. average.
    POPULATION
    As of 2014, San Marcos's population is 46,131 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 39.50 percent.
    TRANSPORTATION
    Average Commute time is 21 minutes. The National Average is 25 minutes.
    REAL ESTATE
    The median home cost in San Marcos is $144,600. Home appreciation the last year has been 12.00 percent.
    SCHOOLS
    San Marcos public schools spend $10,506 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,435. There are about 14.5 students per teacher in San Marcos.

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re: San Marcos Rocks! - 5/18/2011
That is the most brutally honest review Ive seen yet.... (read more)
San Marcos Rocks!
San Marcos rocks. Plenty of cheap weed and pretty girls on the river. If you're some old geezer from Minnesoduh on the way to your winter mobile home park in the... (read more)
re: relocating to San Marcos Texas - 4/19/2006
This is just my opinion but here it goes: San Marcos, Texas is a fantastic place for families. The schools are great. Around the summer-time, it does get humid but it... (read more)
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