Located It is 29 miles southwest of Austin and 47 miles northeast of San Antonio, San Marcos is a true hill country oasis along the I35 corridor. Named as the fastest growing city in the USA by the US Census bureau in 2013-14, San Marcos features a robust local economy, convenient location, and an incredible lifestyle set against a lush green, spring fed utopia.
The city's quality of life is highlighted by the San Marcos River. Several lakes, rivers, and creeks dot the landscape. Also its location within the Texas Hill Country provides easy access to many outdoor amenities. In 2006, the San Marcos Outlets were names as 3rd-best place to shop in the world, by ABC's The View.
Both the San Marcos River and Blanco River run through the city offering ample parks or nature preserves for city residents to enjoy. Downstream from the headwaters of the river are popular recreational spots such as Aquarena Springs and Spring Lake. Each summer on Thursdays from June thru August, the San Marcos Performing Arts Center, the San Marcos Parks, and Recreation Department host a "Summer in the Park" concert series. In addition, there is an active live music scene year round. Perhaps that's why the Business Insider listed San Marcos 9th in their 10 of the Most Exciting Small Cities in America list. San Marcos was also listed in Business Weeks fourth annual survey of the "Best Places to Raise your Kids."
San Marcos is home to the fourth largest university in the state, Texas State University. Other higher learning institutions include Gary Job Corps and two Austin Community College Campuses.
Life with a "Plus" is exactly what you will find in Blanco Vista, a new Central Texas neighborhood adjacent to the Blanco River and Five Mile Dam Park. This 2,000 home master-planned community located in San Marcos, the gateway to the Texas Hill Country, and promises an abundance of exciting amenities from a fun-filled water park to an onsite elementary school. Plus the community offers the latest in technology with High Speed Fiber Internet and Carma Connect, Blanco Vista's own community Intranet. Pacesetter Homes offers new homes from their Craftsman Plus Collection. Rustic charm permeates throughout this series which make them informal, warm and inviting.
Pacesetter Homes is building our award-winning homes in Heritage Trace, in the master planned community of Blanco Vista. This beautiful neighborhood, located in San Marcos, Texas near the banks of the Blanco River, offers affordable new craftsman style one and two story homes. As a homeowner in Heritage Trace, you'll enjoy our wide array of amenities including a neighborhood park with a sparkling pool and pavilion, hike and bike trails, open spaces, a community elementary school, a fishing pond, and a city soccer complex and Five Mile Dam park, both adjacent to the neighborhood, along the banks of the Blanco River.