LOCATION – The Growth Corridor
In the middle of the growth corridor, San Marcos is one of the fastest growing cities in the United States. It has ranked first in growth for three consecutive years and has made several “Most Desirable Cities” lists. San Marcos has been designated by Forbes Magazine as being in the center of the “Next Great Metropolis” (2017), “Best Place To Retire” (Forbes 2018) and "#11th Coolest Town In America.”
Austin and San Antonio are becoming connected as a linear metropolis along Interstate 35 with San Marcos positioned squarely in the middle. Texas State University continues to grow with nearly 40,000 students in addition to the local population. The center point of the community is the spring-fed San Marcos River, which joins with the Blanco River just south of town. San Marcos is home to the largest outlet mall in the country and Amazon has many employees at their new warehouse facility. The Texas Hill Country, a popular area known for its rolling landscapes, wineries, and tourism starts in San Marcos and continues west. Austin is only a 40-minute drive to the north and San Antonio less than an hour south. Houston is an easy three-hour commute east and the Gulf of Mexico coast is a short 3 ½ hours south. The country's largest outlet mall is just a few miles south of San Marcos.
The Old Mill Business Park: A History of Serving Local Businesses & the Community
In the late 80s, an abandoned wool processing plant on twelve acres was purchased and turned into the thriving Old Mill Business Park, which is a 120,000 square foot facility hosting a wide variety of companies with hundreds of employees and numerous daily visitors. The original concrete building dates back to 1924 and is nationally recognized by receipt of its distinguished listing in the National Register of Historic Places.
The Shops At Mill Street Crossing is a new development being built as part of the Old Mill 12 acre complex which is on the rapidly growing north side of San Marcos. The site is surrounded by multi-family properties with 3,000 students in just the three nearby apartment complexes within easy walking distance with many thousands of additional students living in nearby apartments and homes in addition to local residents. Mill Street has an exceptionally high traffic count of local traffic and is a popular shortcut used to reach I 35 and the University. Mill Street is currently being completely rebuilt to account for the high volume of traffic.
The Shops At Mill Street Crossing are less than ¼ mile from I 35 and one mile from the Texas State University campus. It is on the university bus stop. This development is an exciting addition to the north side of San Marcos and will bring a wide range of shops and services to this very underserved part of the city.
The San Marcos Mill was such an important development that even today a whole section of town near the Mill is still known as Millview East and Millview West.
Notice the density of the apartment complexes within easy walking distance.