San Marcos River Waterfront Homes for Sale

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Ready to live in a green, lush riverfront oasis? Look no further than the San Marcos River where you’ll find yourself either at the center of bustling San Marcos or out in the country.

Properties and homes for sale on the San Marcos rivers range in cost and style. Whether you are looking for a small cabin with nice views of the river or a large house on multiple acres, this area of central Texas might be for you. Most buyers considering the San Marcos River also consider Homes For Sale on the Blanco River.

Short-term rentals (STR) are very popular in this region since water activities (such as tubing) are common draws to the area for tourists, residents, and Texas State College students.

Waterfront homes in this area are ideal with close proximity to great towns such as San Marcos and Wimberly while being completely secluded with tons of privacy along the river.

With river living, you will never be bored! While there are portions of the river that are more peaceful and secluded, there is also never a shortage of things to do like tubing (or “toobing” as we like to call it in the Texas Rivers and Lakes community!), kayaking, or even just wading into the river to cool off.

Real Estate Statistics
Total Listings 7
Average Price $744,500
Highest Price $1,199,000
Lowest Price $295,000

San Marcos River Property For Sale

San Marcos River Property For Sale

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Homes for Sale on San Marcos River in Martindale, TX

Tbd Fm 621, Martindale

$1,199,000 - 0.0 Baths

MLS® # 4978355

San Marcos River Homes for Sale located at 105 Nw River Rd, in the city of Martindale, TX 78655

105 Nw River Rd, Martindale

$999,000 - 4 Beds, 2.0 Baths, 1,690 Sf

MLS® # 6893781

Single-Family Real Estate for Sale located in the neighborhood of San Marcos River Ranch, on San Marcos River in the city of Martindale, TX

925 River Ranch Cir, Martindale

$949,500 - 4 Beds, 4.1 Baths, 3,246 Sf

MLS® # 1589962

San Marcos River Real Estate - MLS # 7494916, Single-Family real estate for Sale in D Waldrip #1, MLS Listings # 7494916
Under Contract

159 Waldrip Ln, Martindale

$724,900 - 3 Beds, 2.0 Baths, 1,876 Sf

MLS® # 7494916

MLS #6167164 for Sale at 367 River Bend Ln, on San Marcos River in the city of Martindale, 78655

367 River Bend Ln, Martindale

$719,100 - 3 Beds, 2.1 Baths, 2,103 Sf

MLS® # 6167164

Staples Homes for Sale on San Marcos River in the Zipcode of 78655

10401 Fm 621, Staples

$325,000 - 0.0 Baths

MLS® # 3063454

Land / Farm Real Estate for Sale at Lots 1 & 2 Nw River Rd on San Marcos River - MLS #6034707
Under Contract

Lots 1 & 2 Nw River Rd, Martindale

$295,000 - 0.0 Baths

MLS® # 6034707

Things to do in San Marcos

You're going to love the local community in the charming city of San Marcos, Texas. 

Head over to get a bite to eat while overlooking the river. You can stop by Ivar’s River Pub in downtown San Marcos. Alternatively, stop in at Kerbey Lane Cafe for a quick bite on Sessom Drive. 

If you’d rather pack yourself a lunch or have a romantic evening watching the sunset, you can go to Rio Visa Park, which borders the San Marcos River, or take a night kayaking journey with Paddle SMTX.

Indoor Entertainment Close to San Marcos River Homes for Sale

You’ll never have to worry about having something to do when you live in San Marcos. Indoor activities are in abundance and include an indoor at the San Marcos Activity Center, and Sunset Bowling Lanes. If you like to climb, you can also stop by Armadillo Boulders, a local climbing gym.

Outdoor Recreation Near San Marcos

Individuals, families, and pets enjoy San Marcos for its excellent outdoor recreation areas including K9 Water World for dogs, San Marcos Discovery Center for kids and adults interested in nature, and Flying Armadillo Disc Golf Club for avid fans of the sport. If you want to check out the local river, you can drive over to Meadows Center Glass-Bottom Tours, which has a focus on the local aquifer. 

Of course, since you’re surrounded by rivers, it makes sense to check out the local swimming holes. Here’s a short list of enjoyable swimming spots in San Marcos. 

Swimming Holes

  •    Sewell Park
  •    Rio Vista Park
  •    Five Mile Dam Park
  •    Pyramid Park
  •    Thompson Island Dam
  •    Cummings Dam

San Marcos School District and Family Living

The abundance of entertainment and outdoor fun aren’t the only reason why so many families are flocking to live in San Marcos. There is also a definite community feel and the acclaimed San Marcos Unified School District making the area even more attractive. 

San Marcos River Facts:

Here are a few more fast facts to help you get to know the San Marcos river itself:

The Edwards Aquifer

The San Marcos River emerges from the Edwards Aquifer, surging through 200 spring openings located at the base of Spring Lake in the vibrant city of San Marcos, Texas. This natural spectacle not only captivates the eye but also serves as an inviting playground for various aquatic activities such as swimming, canoeing, and tubing. 

A Pristine Ecological Safe Haven 

The initial 3.8 miles of the river, known as the headwaters, harbor a rich ecosystem and provide vital habitat for eight endangered and threatened aquatic species. Among these are the San Marcos fountain darter, Texas blind salamander, San Marcos salamander, San Marcos gambusia, and Texas wild rice. 

The preservation of this pristine environment is crucial to safeguarding the survival of these unique species.

Find the Right San Marcos River Property for Sale With The Lakefront Group

Homes for sale in San Marcos tend to sell quickly, which can make it hard to find the right one for yourself and your family. Fortunately, our team at The Lakefront Group has access to some of the best options in the area — even some that aren’t listed yet. 

So, if you’re ready to move to San Marcos, now is the time to start your search. Our team is here to help. Don’t forget, too, that you can sign up for River/Lake House Alerts for all the latest listings. 


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Based on information from the Austin Board of REALTORS® (alternatively, from ACTRIS) from April 23rd, 2024 at 10:01am CDT.

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