8th Mar, 2011

Fredericksburg TX Daytrip to San Marcos Historic Homes and Sites

From Fredericksburg Texas homes in the very heart of Hill Country, it’s only about an hour and a half drive to take in the sights, sounds, and waters of historic San Marcos.  Although some Texas real estate in Fredericksburg dates back to the mid 1800s, an 1808 Mexican settlement of San Marcos real estate pre-dates the early German heritage of Fredericksburg real estate.

San Marcos is located on the eastern edge of real estate in Texas Hill Country, between the state capital of Austin and the colorful southern metropolis of San Antonio.  From our homes in Fredericksburg, we head east to Johnson City and drop down to Twin Sisters and east past Canyon Lake to San Marcos.

Think water.  San Marcos sits amid many crystal-clear waters, from the Guadalupe River and Blanco River to Canyon Lake to San Marcos River and San Marcos Springs.  The Edwards Aquifer feeds most of these bodies of water.  San Marcos Springs’ headwaters support a variety of endangered species in the area.

A daytrip to San Marcos, or multiple daytrips, conjures up visions of glorious swimming at lakes and rivers or tubing down the river, fishing, skiing behind a powerboat, or relaxing in a canoe or sailboat.  At times, families and friends check out the area water attractions:  Wonder World, Aquerena Springs, and Texas Water Safaris for starters.

During trips to San Marcos, there are ways to fit in bits of education, too.  Stop at a museum or at Texas State University.  The town square vibrates with unique restaurants, shops, galleries, and ongoing musical venues.  If any of the annual events or special events are going on—Cinco de Mayo, Juneteenth, Texas Natural & Western Swing Festival, to name a few—all the more fun to wrap into the day.  It may be more sensible to campout or book a B&B and spin more activities into a weekend outing.

Actually, one trip to the area will tell why it is one of the oldest continuously inhabited places in the hemisphere.  History books may mention that Alonso de Leon established presidios and missions after arriving in the area on the feast day of Saint Mark in 1689, hence San Marcos.  Over a century later, families from Mexico settled at Villa de San Marcos de Neve.

For expert guidance in your personal search for the ultimate piece of the Hill Country, please call Dale E. Cook, MBA and owner of SAGE – Premium Texas Real Estate at (830) 992-0056.

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