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103 Apartments for rent in San Marcos, TX

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Blanco Gardens
24 Units Available
Nest Apartments
518 Linda Dr, San Marcos, TX
1 Bedroom
$987
700 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$987
747 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Welcome home to Nest Apartments! Our beautiful community offers newly renovated one and two bedroom apartments, featuring modern finishes, designer colors, and superior attention to detail.
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Last updated June 4 at 02:19am
14 Units Available
The Palazzo
1011 Wonder World Dr, San Marcos, TX
1 Bedroom
$985
769 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,215
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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49 Units Available
McCarty Commons
1476 E McCarty Ln, San Marcos, TX
1 Bedroom
$1,060
803 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,375
1099 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,765
1473 sqft
McCarty Commons, a vibrant lifestyle community in the heart of San Marcos, satisfies those who want to be connected to the surrounding area, minutes from business hubs, shopping, dining & recreation.
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Last updated June 4 at 12:18am
35 Units Available
Aqua 16
1640 Aquarena Springs Dr, San Marcos, TX
Studio
$895
588 sqft
1 Bedroom
$865
706 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$995
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 June 4 at 12:34am
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9 Units Available
Park Hill
1001 Leah Ave, San Marcos, TX
1 Bedroom
$915
685 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,170
1000 sqft
Welcome Home to Park Hill Apartment Homes! Tucked away in a wooded oasis, our cozy community offers a variety of thoughtfully created one and two bedroom apartment homes for you to choose from while still being just minutes away from everything you
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Last updated June 4 at 12:26am
15 Units Available
Springmarc Apartments
1350 Sadler Dr, San Marcos, TX
1 Bedroom
$958
666 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,270
960 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,304
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 June 4 at 12:26am
8 Units Available
Sadler House Luxury Apartment Homes
1271 Sadler Drive, San Marcos, TX
1 Bedroom
$1,064
752 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,200
1022 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 June 4 at 12:26am
9 Units Available
Blanco River Lodge
1650 River Rd, San Marcos, TX
1 Bedroom
$966
607 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,066
863 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,391
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 June 4 at 12:26am
7 Units Available
Encino Pointe Apartment Homes
1800 Post Rd, San Marcos, TX
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$960
892 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,043
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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29 Units Available
The Cedars of San Marcos
1101 Leah Ave, San Marcos, TX
1 Bedroom
$899
713 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$999
974 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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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 June 4 at 12:24am
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30 Units Available
Clarewood Apartments
1400 Clarewood Dr, San Marcos, TX
1 Bedroom
$935
636 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,055
862 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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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 June 4 at 12:26am
3 Units Available
Parkway Grande Apartment Homes
1811 Medical Pkwy, San Marcos, TX
1 Bedroom
$1,287
666 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Luxurious in-unit amenities include laundry, patio or balcony, and hardwood floors. Community also offers gym, pool, parking, and conference room. Great location close to dining, parks, and nightlife.
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Last updated June 4 at 12:26am
9 Units Available
Sienna Pointe
2913 Hunter Rd, San Marcos, TX
1 Bedroom
$772
621 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$917
870 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$999
996 sqft
Sienna Pointe offers our residents a beautiful retreat located on 13 lush acres in the Texas Hill Country.
Last updated June 4 at 02:01am
1 Unit Available
1001 Leah Avenue
1001 Leah Avenue, San Marcos, TX
1 Bedroom
$945
670 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Luxury and relaxation are at your fingertips here in this serene community. Come home to a high-end, apartment designed with every need of your in mind.
Last updated June 4 at 02:01am
1 Unit Available
1900 Aquarena Springs Dr.
1900 Aquarena Springs Drive, San Marcos, TX
1 Bedroom
$965
645 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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3 Bedrooms
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Ready for quality living at an affordable price? Look no further! Live near Texas State University and enjoy a plethora of amenities.
Last updated June 4 at 02:01am
1 Unit Available
250 South Stagecoach Trail
250 Stagecoach Trail, San Marcos, TX
1 Bedroom
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3 Bedrooms
$1,190
1295 sqft
Live here and experience ultimate value in luxury apartment living. Inside the limited-entry access gates you'll find a long list of amenities and impeccably maintained landscaping and grounds.
Last updated June 4 at 02:01am
1 Unit Available
1951 Hunter Rd
1951 Hunter Road, San Marcos, TX
1 Bedroom
$1,305
861 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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This amazing property was voted the best apartment project for 2012 awarded by the Austin business journal! Located on a beautiful creek you'll be surrounded by inspiring wooded and lake views in an unparalleled community.
Last updated June 4 at 02:01am
1 Unit Available
1011 Wonderworld Dr.
1011 Wonder World Drive, San Marcos, TX
1 Bedroom
$940
773 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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3 Bedrooms
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Experience the luxurious and laidback style of these stunning San Marcos apartments. Choose from a wide variety of one, two, and three bedroom floor plans to suit your family or individual must-haves.
Last updated June 4 at 02:01am
1 Unit Available
1230 N. LBJ Dr.
1230 North Lbj Drive, San Marcos, TX
1 Bedroom
$899
545 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Check out this great community! Located right up the hill from Texas State University, you can quickly walk to class or catch the TxState shuttle! Lounge by the pool and study on a sunny day, head to the complimentary coffee bar during office hours,
Last updated June 4 at 02:01am
Downtown San Marcos
1 Unit Available
214 E. San Antonio Street
214 East San Antonio Street, San Marcos, TX
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$1,400
1173 sqft
Live in the center of all the San Marcos fun, only a short walk from the TSU campus and instant access to San Marcos' favorite hot spots. Enjoy a unique living experience with plenty of perks and amenities available.
Last updated June 4 at 02:01am
1 Unit Available
1518 Old Ranch Road 12
1518 Old Ranch Road 12, San Marcos, TX
1 Bedroom
$940
615 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Nestled in the rolling hills of San Marcos is this delightful community, designed for convenience and quality. Enjoy a plunge into one of the pools or just relax in the hot tub.
Last updated June 4 at 02:01am
1 Unit Available
1400 Clarewood Dr.
1400 Clarewood Drive, San Marcos, TX
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$1,055
862 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Welcome home! Live right on the Tram route, only minutes from campus in this relaxing retreat! WIth great amenities in a quiet setting, you'll be close to the action yet able to get away from it all.
Last updated June 4 at 02:01am
Hughson Heights
1 Unit Available
111 Fenway Loop
111 Fenway Loop, San Marcos, TX
2 Bedrooms
$975
900 sqft
This boutique-sized, quiet peaceful community offers an affordable price with a superior location. Live only one mile from TSU and right on the Bobcat Tram route.
Last updated June 4 at 02:01am
1 Unit Available
1606 IH 35 Frontage Rd
1606 I 35, San Marcos, TX
1 Bedroom
$889
650 sqft
Welcome to upscale living at this inviting community! You'll be treated to comfort and practicality in an unbeatable residential atmosphere full of exciting amenities! Play a game of basketball or volleyball, work out in the fitness center or relax

Median Rent in San Marcos

Last updated May 2020
The median rent for a 1 bedroom apartment in San Marcos is $963, while the median rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,199.
Studio
$789
1 Bed
$963
2 Beds
$1,199
3+ Beds
$1,607
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.

June 2020 San Marcos Rent Report

Welcome to the June 2020 San Marcos Rent Report. San Marcos rents remained steady 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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June 2020 San Marcos Rent Report

Welcome to the June 2020 San Marcos Rent Report. San Marcos rents remained steady 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 rent trends were flat over the past month

San Marcos rents have remained flat over the past month, however, they have increased marginally by 0.9% year-over-year. Currently, median rents in San Marcos stand at $964 for a one-bedroom apartment and $1,199 for a two-bedroom. San Marcos' year-over-year rent growth leads the state average of 0.6%, as well as the national average of 0.8%.

    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, 7 of them have seen prices rise. The state as a whole logged rent growth of 0.6% 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, Austin is the most expensive of all Texas' major cities, with a median two-bedroom rent of $1,461; of the 10 largest cities in Texas that we have data for, Laredo and San Antonio, where two-bedrooms go for $843 and $1,076, are the only two major cities in the state to see rents fall year-over-year (-1.5% and -0.1%).
    • El Paso, Arlington, and Corpus Christi have all experienced year-over-year growth above the state average (2.1%, 1.6%, and 1.3%, respectively).

    San Marcos rents more affordable than many large cities nationwide

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

    • San Marcos' median two-bedroom rent of $1,199 is slightly above the national average of $1,194. Nationwide, rents have grown by 0.8% over the past year compared to the 0.9% increase in San Marcos.
    • While San Marcos' rents rose marginally over the past year, many cities nationwide saw decreases, including San Francisco (-1.0%), Atlanta (-0.8%), and Denver (-0.4%).
    • Renters will find more reasonable prices in San Marcos than most large cities. For example, San Francisco has a median 2BR rent of $3,071, 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 Rent
    Median 2BR Rent
    M/M Rent Growth
    Y/Y Rent Growth
    Austin
    $1,180
    $1,460
    -0.6%
    1.3%
    Round Rock
    $1,300
    $1,600
    -0.2%
    3.3%
    Cedar Park
    $1,390
    $1,710
    -0.8%
    2.4%
    Georgetown
    $1,170
    $1,440
    0.1%
    -0.4%
    Pflugerville
    $1,300
    $1,600
    -0.6%
    1.7%
    San Marcos
    $960
    $1,200
    0.1%
    0.9%
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    Methodology - Recent Updates:

    Data from private listing sites, including our own, tends to skew toward luxury apartments, which introduces sample bias when estimates are calculated directly from these listings. To address these limitations, we’ve recently made major updates to our methodology, which we believe have greatly improved the accuracy and reliability of our estimates.

    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.

    About Rent Reports:

    Apartment List publishes monthly reports on rental trends for hundreds of cities across the U.S. We intend these reports to be a source of reliable information that help renters and policymakers make sound decisions, and we invest significant time and effort in gathering and analyzing rent data. Our work is covered regularly by journalists across the country.

    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.

    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

    How much is rent in San Marcos?
    In San Marcos, the median rent is $789 for a studio, $963 for a 1-bedroom, $1,199 for a 2-bedroom, and $1,607 for a 3-bedroom. For more information on rental trends in San Marcos, check out our monthly San Marcos Rent Report.
    What colleges and universities are located in or around San Marcos?
    Some of the colleges located in the San Marcos area include Texas State University, Huston-Tillotson University, Our Lady of the Lake University, Saint Edward's University, and Texas Lutheran University. If you are looking for off-campus housing near your school, follow the links above to see apartment listings in the area.
    What cities do people live in to commute to San Marcos?
    Some of the nearby cities that people commute to San Marcos from include San Antonio, Austin, Round Rock, New Braunfels, and Pflugerville.

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