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Best Places To Live In San Marcos, TX

  • San Marcos, TX
  • Your matching location
  • Population: 57,743
  • Before relocating to Houston in 2006, I stayed in San Marcos for a few years. This beautiful city is located right on the border of Texas Hill Country. Although I am not a big fan of the arid climate in
Nearby Areas With A High Livability Score84
  • New Braunfels, TX
  • 16.5 miles away (City)
  • Population: 67,097
  • I lived in New Braunfels Texas for about 5 years in my early twenties. New Braunfels is known for its german culture anand friendly people. This is a small town where it is easy to feel right at home.
  • Buda, TX
  • 15.4 miles away (City)
  • Population: 11,936
  • Wimberley, TX
  • 12.1 miles away (City)
  • Population: 2,799
  • Mountain City, TX
  • 11.5 miles away (City)
  • Population: 694
  • Lockhart, TX
  • 14.9 miles away (City)
  • Population: 13,222
  • Kyle, TX
  • 9.6 miles away (City)
  • Population: 34,080
  • San Leanna, TX
  • 19.6 miles away (City)
  • Population: 606
  • Manchaca, TX
  • 18.7 miles away (City)
  • Population: 1,119
  • Martindale, TX
  • 6 miles away (City)
  • Population: 1,379
  • Geronimo, TX
  • 14.3 miles away (City)
  • Population: 1,124
  • Luling, TX
  • 21.8 miles away (City)
  • Population: 5,679
  • Woodcreek, TX
  • 14.9 miles away (City)
  • Population: 1,491
  • McQueeney, TX
  • 20.3 miles away (City)
  • Population: 2,514
  • Hays, TX
  • 17.3 miles away (City)
  • Population: 313
  • Lake Dunlap, TX
  • 17.2 miles away (City)
  • Population: 2,372
  • Seguin, TX
  • 20 miles away (City)
  • Population: 27,543
  • Kingsbury, TX
  • 17 miles away (City)
  • Population: 710
  • Mustang Ridge, TX
  • 18.3 miles away (City)
  • Population: 1,192
  • Uhland, TX
  • 9.9 miles away (City)
  • Population: 1,352
  • I was thinking of relocating my family in this town. However, I have spoken to some of the residents of that town and they say pretty much the same thing..... "Stay away from this town". When I asked
  • Niederwald, TX
  • 15.2 miles away (City)
  • Population: 576
  • Creedmoor, TX
  • 18.8 miles away (City)
  • Population: 156
  • Staples, TX
  • 10.4 miles away (City)
  • Population: 244
  • Driftwood, TX
  • 18.8 miles away (City)
  • Population: 140
  • Redwood, TX
  • 4.8 miles away (City)
  • Population: 4,009

Listed above are the best places to live in San Marcos, TX for 2018. The list of best places is compiled using the AreaVibes Livability Score which is calculated from a score out of 100 and based on various categories. These categories include: amenities, cost of living, crime rates, education, employment, housing and weather. Displayed first is the matching location - San Marcos, TX, followed by the best places to live near San Marcos, TX, sorted by Livability Score.

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