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Old 02-23-2008, 12:35 PM
 
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Default San Marcos? The Good? The Bad?

Hi folks!
My brother use to live in Schertz back in the late 80's early 90's.
And then he lived in San Marcos..
We would like to know how San Marcos is these days?
We were told, it's the starting of the hillsides? So is there
a hilly/rolling hills area just in San Marcos.. or does it extend
to other areas or towns? What (if any) areas would we want
to avoid? How is the storm/weather season there? I know that
there are tornado's/wind storms in Texas, but how much of a
threat is that in the San Marcos area? What is say "the best" area
in OR around San Marcos? How does San Marcos compare to another
area say like Seguin? We like the idea of moving to San Marcos, because
of the distance between San Antonio and Austin. Any thoughts of the Canyon Lake area as well? Thanks!
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Old 02-25-2008, 06:21 AM
 
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Hi folks!
My brother use to live in Schertz back in the late 80's early 90's.
And then he lived in San Marcos..
We would like to know how San Marcos is these days?
We were told, it's the starting of the hillsides? So is there
a hilly/rolling hills area just in San Marcos.. or does it extend
to other areas or towns? What (if any) areas would we want
to avoid? How is the storm/weather season there? I know that
there are tornado's/wind storms in Texas, but how much of a
threat is that in the San Marcos area? What is say "the best" area
in OR around San Marcos? How does San Marcos compare to another
area say like Seguin? We like the idea of moving to San Marcos, because
of the distance between San Antonio and Austin. Any thoughts of the Canyon Lake area as well? Thanks!
Any and all info for San Marcos would be much Appreciated.. Thanks Folks!
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Old 02-25-2008, 02:05 PM
 
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Let me state up front that I absolutely love SM and lived there from '90-03.

The schools are bad. There's a very large immigrant population in SM and it's a severe drain on school resources. I know of several families that send their kids to Lockhart, Wimberley, New Braunfels, etc just to avoid the SM schools.

Weather is the same as everywhere else in Central TX - hot! Flash flooding is an issue since there is very little soil and it saturates quickly.

The best area in town are the historical areas - Belvin St and surrounding streets and San Antonio St (but none of the surrounding streets). The best area outside of town is SW of town - Willow Creek, Estates of San Marcos, etc. all 1+ acre lots. There are other good neighborhoods in town but you'll tend to find some rentals with students mixed in.

There seems to be a lot of crime for a town that size...a disturbingly large number of home invasions by high schoolers seems to be a trend I see in the local paper.

There is a gap in demographics between age 25 and 40/45. If you fall between here and want to be social, it may not be town for you.

SM is far superior to Seguin in every aspect, IMHO. New Braunfels is a good comparison. If I didn't have kids, I'd choose SM. With kids, NB.
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Old 03-23-2008, 08:28 AM
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If I get one thing out of San Marcos (besides the Outlet Center), it's the hilly terrain in the city. Every time I drive through there, that's always the first thing I think about: the hills.
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