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Get to Know San Marcos

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A close neighbor to New Braunfels is historic San Marcos, Texas. Founded on the shore of the San Marcos River, the town of San Marcos is 20 miles from New Braunfels and the Vintage Oaks community. With a population numbering just over 50,000, San Marcos acts as a border between the Texas Hill Country and the coastal plains. The town is also home to Texas State University and its nearly 30,000 students.

In 2010, a Business Week survey named San Marcos as one of the best places to raise your kids. The San Marcos River provides great family activities, including tubing, canoeing, swimming, snorkeling and fishing. The Blanco River, also running through San Marcos, provides a wide variety of outdoor recreational activities as well.

San Marcos also boasts some of the best shopping in Texas, including the Tanger Outlets of San Marcos and the San Marcos Premium Outlets. When you’re finished shopping, visitors can take in a movie at one of San Marcos’ three theaters or unwind in one of the town’s more than 20 parks.

Vintage Oaks provides its residents with country-club style living along with great amenities the whole family can enjoy. And when you need to get away, the recreational opportunities in the nearby Texas Hill Country make Vintage Oaks and New Braunfels the ideal home settings for both growing families and retirees alike. Our prime location—just 20 miles from San Marcos, just 35 miles from San Antonio, and just 50 miles from Austin—guarantees you can always find something to do, just a short drive away! Come see us. We’re sure you’ll agree that the beautiful Texas Wine Country and all it has to offer is a great place you can call home!