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Last updated August 23 2019 at 10:57 PM

101 Apartments for rent in San Marcos, TX

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Last updated August 23 at 09:12pm
14 Units Available
Blanco River Lodge
1650 River Rd, San Marcos, TX
1 Bedroom
$999
607 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,040
863 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,410
1223 sqft
Backs onto Blanco River with downtown a short drive away along Hopkins Street. Spacious one- to three-bedroom units with hardwood cabinets, black appliances, private balcony/patio and in-unit W/D. Clubhouse, gated community. Pets welcome.
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Last updated August 23 at 06:56pm
77 Units Available
Hillside Ranch
1350 N LBJ Dr, San Marcos, TX
1 Bedroom
Ask
2 Bedrooms
$660
455 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$705
500 sqft
Community features basketball court, BBQ grills and pool. Units include granite counters, hardwood floors and laundry. Locate close to Texas State University and other outstanding amenities.
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Last updated August 23 at 06:36pm
13 Units Available
1271
1271 Sadler Drive, San Marcos, TX
1 Bedroom
$1,025
753 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,285
1040 sqft
San Marcos apartment community near I-35. One- and two-bedroom homes feature granite countertops, in-unit laundry, and stainless-steel appliances. Community amenities include a dog park, a pool with sun deck, and a 24-hour gym.
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Last updated August 23 at 06:32pm
9 Units Available
Clarewood Apartments
1400 Clarewood Dr, San Marcos, TX
1 Bedroom
$885
636 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,015
862 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,300
1050 sqft
Apartments feature air conditioning, built-in bookshelves, fireplaces and washer/dryer. Community includes swimming pool, BBQ grills, volleyball court and pet stations. Located close to Texas State University, Bobcat Stadium and William and Eleanor Crook Park.
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Last updated August 23 at 08:29pm
14 Units Available
The Cedars of San Marcos
1101 Leah Ave, San Marcos, TX
1 Bedroom
$975
713 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,125
974 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,450
1153 sqft
Right off I-35. On-site amenities include a pool, clubhouse and basketball court. Pet-friendly. Recently renovated community with hardwood floors, fireplaces, updated appliances, and patios or a balcony.
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Last updated August 23 at 07:14pm
35 Units Available
Aqua 16
1640 Aquarena Springs Dr, San Marcos, TX
Studio
$895
588 sqft
1 Bedroom
$865
706 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,025
908 sqft
AQUA 16 Apartments is a charming community located in the Midtown corridor in San Marcos with quick and easy access to I-35, Aquarena Springs Drive, and the Texas State University bus stop, making your commute anywhere in the area quick and
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Last updated August 23 at 06:36pm
35 Units Available
SYNC at Purgatory Creek
1951 Hunter Rd, San Marcos, TX
1 Bedroom
$1,125
888 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,550
1324 sqft
Recently renovated apartments with granite countertops, dishwashers, in-unit laundry, and stainless steel appliances. Community amenities include hot tub, pool, trash valet, gym, BBQ, and 24-hr maintenance. Easy access to Wonder Drive and Hunter Road.
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Last updated August 23 at 09:12pm
2 Units Available
Encino Pointe Apartment Homes
1800 Post Rd, San Marcos, TX
1 Bedroom
$703
674 sqft
2 Bedrooms
Ask
3 Bedrooms
$849
1078 sqft
Encino Pointe offers our residents a beautiful retreat located on 26 lush acres in the Texas Hill Country. Offering comfortably priced 1, 2, 3 and 4-bedroom apartment homes less than 5 minutes from the San Marcos Historic Downtown Square.
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Last updated August 23 at 09:13pm
17 Units Available
Springmarc Apartments
1350 Sadler Dr, San Marcos, TX
1 Bedroom
$941
666 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,045
960 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,409
1150 sqft
Hardwood floors and granite counters in air-conditioned apartments. Internet cafe, media room and 24-hour gym on-site. Within walking distance of the Red Oak Village Shopping Center and movie theater. Next to I-35.
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Last updated August 23 at 10:34pm
22 Units Available
The Palazzo
1011 Wonder World Dr, San Marcos, TX
1 Bedroom
$1,080
769 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,275
1081 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,499
1252 sqft
New elegant apartment homes feature granite counters, stainless steel appliances and patio/balcony. Luxury grounds offer clubhouse, media center, playground, business center, pool and more. Minutes from downtown San Marcos amenities and Texas State University.
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Last updated August 23 at 09:12pm
12 Units Available
Sienna Pointe
2913 Hunter Rd, San Marcos, TX
1 Bedroom
$798
621 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$851
870 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$899
996 sqft
Sienna Pointe offers our residents a beautiful retreat located on 13 lush acres in the Texas Hill Country.
Last updated August 23 at 10:18pm
Dunbar
1 Unit Available
1261 W San Antonio Street
1261 West San Antonio Street, San Marcos, TX
2 Bedrooms
$895
600 sqft
Opportunity to lease 2/1 garage apartment in Historical District. Fenced backyard. Stack-able Washer/dryer included! Covered Balcony. 10X10 storage included! Share electricity/water/ trash with House next door. So you wont have utility deposit.
Last updated August 23 at 09:08pm
1 Unit Available
1360 Thorpe Lane - 1201
1360 Thorpe Lane, San Marcos, TX
1 Bedroom
$620
480 sqft
Recently renovated 1 bedroom 1 bath apartments available for lease. Apartments include new faux wood flooring, new appliances, refinished countertops, and new fixtures.
Last updated August 23 at 09:14am
Greater Castle Forest
1 Unit Available
1928 Nevada
1928 Nevada Street, San Marcos, TX
3 Bedrooms
$1,350
1176 sqft
Home Sits on Large Corner Lot in Established Neighborhood - This 1175 sqft home offers 3 bedrooms, 2 full bath and a 2 car garage.
Last updated August 23 at 09:14am
Southwest Hills
1 Unit Available
1111 Hazelton Street
1111 Hazelton Street, San Marcos, TX
2 Bedrooms
$1,350
1111 Hazelton Street - 1111 Hazelton Available 08/26/19 1111 Hazelton St - New countertops, new appliances, completely renovated bathroom and more! Schedule showings with office : 512-667-6485 (RLNE5096613)
Last updated August 23 at 09:14am
Hughson Heights
1 Unit Available
110 Crest Drive
110 Crest Drive, San Marcos, TX
3 Bedrooms
$1,100
Duplex Close to Bus Stop - This multi-family, 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath Duplex is ready for new tenants! The home includes carpets in main living area, carpet in the bedrooms, high ceiling, ceiling fans in each room, pantry, large closets, inside and
Last updated August 23 at 09:14am
Forest Hills
1 Unit Available
1004 W Bluebonnet Dr.
1004 E Bluebonnet Dr, San Marcos, TX
2 Bedrooms
$1,250
1000 sqft
Energy Efficient-Concrete House, walking distance to the campus. - Unique 2 bedroom, 2 bath home on top of hill and walking distance to campus. This house is constructed of shot concrete making it VERY energy efficient.
Last updated August 23 at 09:14am
1 Unit Available
873 Sagewood Trail
873 Sagewood Trail, San Marcos, TX
3 Bedrooms
$1,350
Check Out This 3 Bedroom, 3.5 Bath! - Move-in day is just around the corner! This 3 bedroom, 3.5 bath features hardy plank flooring, ceiling fans, carpet in bedrooms, washer, dryer in unit and a 2 car garage.
Last updated August 23 at 09:13am
1 Unit Available
1750 River Road
1750 River Road, San Marcos, TX
3 Bedrooms
$1,350
1322 sqft
- HOUSE- CA/CH, DW, RANGE, FRIDGE, W/D INCLUDED,WALK IN CLOSETS, STUDY, GARAGE, FENCED YARD, Tenant is required to keep the gas on ***PETS- CAT/DOG UNDER 50 LBS*** (RLNE4939142)
Last updated August 23 at 09:13am
1 Unit Available
875 Sagewood Trail
875 Sagewood Trail, San Marcos, TX
3 Bedrooms
$1,250
Check Out This 3 Bedroom, 3.5 Bath! - Move-in day is just around the corner! This 3 bedroom, 3.5 bath features hardy plank flooring, ceiling fans, carpet in bedrooms, washer, dryer in unit and a 2 car garage.
Last updated August 23 at 09:13am
Westover
1 Unit Available
1321 W San Antonio
1321 West San Antonio Street, San Marcos, TX
3 Bedrooms
$2,100
1700 sqft
Diamond in the Historical District - This house is a must see in the historic San Marcos District. Owner completely rebuilt the unit from the ground up a couple years ago. The home is walking/biking distance to local eats, shops and entertainment.
Last updated August 23 at 09:13am
Hughson Heights
1 Unit Available
104 Crest Dr
104 Crest Drive, San Marcos, TX
3 Bedrooms
$1,100
1100 sqft
Close to TX State Bus Stop- Ready for Move-In! - This property is ready to find some tenants! Home features tile flooring in kitchen and dining area, range, refrigerator, dishwasher, carpet in bedrooms with his/hers closets, washer/dryer
Last updated August 23 at 09:13am
Heritage
1 Unit Available
506 W San Antonio St 101
506 West San Antonio Street, San Marcos, TX
2 Bedrooms
$1,280
1200 sqft
Gorgeous unit, great location!!! - Call office for showings 512-667-6485 Currently Occupied. Please allow up to 24 hours prior to showing. (RLNE3311815)
Last updated August 23 at 09:13am
1 Unit Available
430 Lindsey, 4B
430 Lindsey St, San Marcos, TX
2 Bedrooms
$1,280
950 sqft
Gorgeous Condo, 2 balconies, 2 bathrooms, WALK TO CAMPUS! - Reduced Deposit - Condo has vaulted ceilings and provides you with a walkable lifestyle to campus and local shops around the square. Hard floors throughout and an open floor plan.

Average Rent in San Marcos

Last updated Jul. 2019
The average rent for a 1 bedroom apartment in San Marcos is $962, while the average rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,197.
Studio
$788
1 Bed
$962
2 Beds
$1,197
3+ Beds
$1,604
City GuideSan Marcos
It's pronounced San Marcus

More than 10,000 years ago, San Marcos was a river town. More than 10,000 years later, San Marcos is still a river town, with a present day population spoiled by the pleasures of spring-fed waters and an old Austin atmosphere. Necessities include a guitar, a case of beer, and a tube for floating the San Marcos River.

Getting Around Town

The only public transportation system is CARTS (taken from the local supermarket – bring a friend to push - kidding), a rural bus that runs throughout central Texas and is less than convenient for most residents. However, Texas State students can enjoy a very convenient intra-urban and interurban bus system, the Bobcat Tram. Most rentals, shopping, and activities are easy to walk or bike to, and traffic is never too terrible. The worst congestion is on Aquarena Springs Drive and Allen Parkway, being the two major routes to the Texas State University campus and the most frantic escape after classes let out.

Parking

San Marcos is a great city to be a tow truck driver. These guys are really banking, with plenty of students, tourists, and even some unsuspecting locals on which to prey. Never park in a shopping center around campus unless you are shopping there, and only there. Store owners and tow truck drivers keep a close eye on the parking lots, and they will tow your car without hesitation. Don't even think about walking next door or across the street without taking your car with you. Street parking, on the other hand, is less prone to predatory tow trucks, but more prone to parking tickets. Just a half of a millisecond over the stated time limit, and you can bet you'll be getting a ticket. Rumor has it that San Marcus meter maids have olympic sanctioned chronometers and zero sense of humor.

College Town Quirks

Having such a large student population, the culture as well as the rental market sways with the seasons, with most students moving out of apartments during winter and summer breaks. For the best availabilities, look for apartments in the off season, when classes are not in session.

San Martian Fish People

The culture of San Marcos creates a very unique breed of happy river rats who spend most of their days fishing, kayaking, snorkeling, tubing, and simply relaxing along the San Marcos River. Guitar, mandolin, trumpet, ukulele, drums, and harmonica are often heard along the banks, as many lifetime locals and freshly transplanted Austin musicians like to play down by the water, especially at City Park near the top of the river, and at Rio Vista Park, downstream near the tube shoot. There are also lots of festivals and events on the banks of the San Marcos, with great local bands, Austin bands, as well as some big name acts. So, if you are new to town or have been living under a rock for the last 10,000 years (climb out - you're just being lazy and need a shower), then it's high time you get your built-in floating device to the river for some local company, dankmusic, and refreshing spring water.

Cityscape

West of I-35

The Texas State University campus is located here, at the top of a tiring hill that will literally take your breath away. Many students ride the bus less than a few hundred yards just to avoid taking on the steep incline, especially during the 100+ degree Bobcat days of summer. The scene on the west side is usually filled with backpack-wearing, bicycle-riding and hill-climbing students.. In the afternoons, you will witness a similar scene, except the people will be wearing swimsuits instead of backpacks.

Down the hill from the Texas State campus is where San Martians go to eat, drink, and shop. Numerous coffee houses provide caffeine as well as art and music. Alvin Ord's is probably the most popular sandwich shop, and rightfully so, with a short but divinely delicious menu, some really cool employees, good music on the radio, and thousands of doodles on the tables, walls, and booths (try the Salvation). There several bars and live music venues within walking distance, where you can hear just about every type of music alive, from jazz to drum circles, reggae to bluegrass, gypsy-punk, blues, country and funk... I can go on, but you get the idea.

Inexpensive rentals are available a bit further from campus, including apartments, trailer parks, tiny houses, and large, eclectically designed hillside homes. Here, there is a large population of fun-loving, music-making locals that come together for singer/songwriter circles at Cheatham Street Warehouse, as well as at nearby house parties and barbecues. Pricewise, the flatter the landscape, the lower the rental rates, with a few exceptions near the river.

Whether you choose to live on campus, around downtown, up in the hills, or in the less expensive flatlands, the west side has everything you could need within easy biking distance.

East of I-35

On the east side of town there is much less traffic, both in the river and on the roads. Life east of the interstate is a lot quieter, with mostly residential areas where people like to come home to sleep, not to have a party. The day time is full of outdoors activities, with plenty of river access points, including the enormous area with the mouthful-of-a-name, John. J. Stokes San Marcos River City Park.

Housing includes a few off-campus student rentals, plenty of affordable townhomes and plain-Jane apartments, as well as house rentals and trailer parks (it's Texas, after all)

On the farthest reaches of the city's southern boundary, you will find a huge outlet mall that will bring any shopaholic to their knees, and just a little farther you will find the Texas Ski Ranch, a general heaven-on-earth for wakeboarders, trick skiers, knee-boarders, skateboarders, BMX riders, dirt bikers, and everyone else that just likes to chill out and watch some extreme sports. Featuring an amazing skate park, a dirt bike area, a cable lake with rails and jumps that encircle a tiny island of grazing goats, and a full bar upstairs overlooking the water, this has got to be one of the coolest places in all of Texas.

Now is the time for the long, winding, hilly road to your new home. No matter where you land in this city, the river will always flow, and your cup will always runneth over.

August 2019 San Marcos Rent Report

Welcome to the August 2019 San Marcos Rent Report. San Marcos rents increased over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the San Marcos rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the state and nation.

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August 2019 San Marcos Rent Report

Welcome to the August 2019 San Marcos Rent Report. San Marcos rents increased over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the San Marcos rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the state and nation.

San Marcos rents increased significantly over the past month

San Marcos rents have increased 0.4% over the past month, and have increased marginally by 0.5% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in San Marcos stand at $962 for a one-bedroom apartment and $1,197 for a two-bedroom. This is the third straight month that the city has seen rent increases after a decline in April. San Marcos' year-over-year rent growth lags the state and national averages, which both stand at 1.6%.

    Rents rising across cities in Texas

    Throughout the past year, rent increases have been occurring not just in the city of San Marcos, but across the entire state. Of the largest 10 cities that we have data for in Texas, all of them have seen prices rise. The state as a whole logged rent growth of 1.6% over the past year. Here's a look at how rents compare across some of the largest cities in the state.

    • Looking throughout the state, Plano is the most expensive of all Texas' major cities, with a median two-bedroom rent of $1,461; of the 10 largest Texas cities that we have data for, all have seen rents rise year-over-year, with Austin experiencing the fastest growth (+3.3%).
    • Arlington, San Antonio, and Corpus Christi have all experienced year-over-year growth above the state average (2.9%, 2.5%, and 2.1%, respectively).

    San Marcos rents more affordable than many large cities nationwide

    As rents have increased marginally in San Marcos, a few large cities nationwide have also seen rents grow modestly. San Marcos is still more affordable than most large cities across the country.

    • San Marcos' median two-bedroom rent of $1,197 is slightly above the national average of $1,191. Nationwide, rents have grown by 1.6% over the past year compared to the 0.5% increase in San Marcos.
    • While San Marcos' rents rose marginally over the past year, many cities nationwide also saw increases, including Phoenix (+3.7%), New York (+1.8%), and DC (+1.7%).
    • Renters will find more reasonable prices in San Marcos than most large cities. For example, San Francisco has a median 2BR rent of $3,126, which is more than two-and-a-half times the price in San Marcos.

    For more information check out our national report. You can also access our full data for cities and counties across the U.S. at this link.

    City
    Median 1BR price
    Median 2BR price
    M/M price change
    Y/Y price change
    Austin
    $1,180
    $1,460
    0.4%
    3.3%
    Round Rock
    $1,270
    $1,570
    0.5%
    2.7%
    Cedar Park
    $1,370
    $1,690
    0.4%
    4.7%
    Georgetown
    $1,190
    $1,460
    0.7%
    2.4%
    Pflugerville
    $1,290
    $1,590
    -0.4%
    2.4%
    San Marcos
    $960
    $1,200
    0.4%
    0.5%
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    Methodology - Recent Updates:

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    Read more about our new methodology below, or see a more detailed post here.

    Methodology:

    Apartment List is committed to making our rent estimates the best and most accurate available. To do this, we start with reliable median rent statistics from the Census Bureau, then extrapolate them forward to the current month using a growth rate calculated from our listing data. In doing so, we use a same-unit analysis similar to Case-Shiller’s approach, comparing only units that are available across both time periods to provide an accurate picture of rent growth in cities across the country.

    Our approach corrects for the sample bias inherent in other private sources, producing results that are much closer to statistics published by the Census Bureau and HUD. Our methodology also allows us to construct a picture of rent growth over an extended period of time, with estimates that are updated each month.

    Read more about our methodology here.

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    We are continuously working to improve our methodology and data, with the goal of providing renters with the information that they need to make the best decisions.

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