Welcome to I-35 Corridor from San Antonio to Austin
The region connecting San Antonio with Austin is earmarked for accelerating growth.
Some believe the I-35 Corridor from San Antonio to Austin, Texas, is turning into a unified metroplex. Already, San Antonio and Austin are among the top locations in the U.S. for military bases and tech companies, respectively. In times past, the I-35 Corridor between those two cities mainly served as an artery for commuters, freight trucks, and vacationers.
Today, people moving to cities like San Marcos and New Braunfels do so with the expectation that these I-35 bastions will continue to morph into a single metropolitan area rivaling Dallas-Fort Worth. In other words, it’s an ideal location for anyone who wants to be in the vanguard of the exploding Texas business and culture scenes (or who can’t decide between San Antonio and Austin).
Including both San Antonio and Austin, some 4.5 million people live in the I-35 Corridor, and that population may reach seven million by 2030. With that rapid growth comes a variety of neighborhood options from affordable starter homes to luxurious custom homes on large lots.
What to Love
- Future metroplex with increased amenities
- Booming luxury real estate market
- Growing cities — San Marcos, Kyle, New Braunfels
- Proximity to major cities San Antonio and Austin
- Cosmopolitan sensibility
Living along the I-35 corridor of San Antonio to Austin gives you direct access to all the best amenities in both major cities. Living in cities like New Braunfels, San Marcos, and Kyle allows you to enjoy Texas’s stunning rural landscape. Venture north to Austin or South to San Antonio, and you’ll find that urban appeal so many residents love.
New Braunfels is only about 30 miles northeast of downtown San Antonio and is often considered part of Greater San Antonio. New Braunfels may be ideal for those who commute to San Antonio or prefer it to Austin. On the other hand, San Marcos is 30 miles southwest of Austin and is typically considered a suburb of Austin. Whichever you prefer, New Braunfels and San Marcos each yield direct access to their respective big sister cities.
Up and down the I-35 Corridor, you'll find social hubs that cater to your interests and hobbies, whatever they may be. The accessibility, growth, amenities, and stunning homes tucked away through the corridor make this area prime real estate for home buyers.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
As you drive north from San Antonio on I-35, you must stop at Buc-ee’s, the Texas Icon and self-proclaimed “largest convenience store in the world” for road snacks like their signature jerky. Take a side-trip, or spend a whole day in historic Gruene for antique shopping, a meal at Gristmill Restaurant, or live music at Gruene Hall, the oldest continuously operating dance hall in the state of Texas.
As you advance along the I-35 Corridor, you’ll find more quality shopping, fine dining, and entertainment opportunities. One of the Corridor’s best destinations is the San Marcos Premium Outlets. When you shop the outlets, you'll come across many high-end luxury retailers that will cater to all your retail needs. Find what you're looking for by allocating an afternoon for shopping here.
Once in Austin, you’ve got all sorts of fine dining options. Reserve a table at French Quarter Grille in Austin — the perfect destination for an intimate, elegant evening out with loved ones. For a casual dining experience, Chuy’s is one local favorite. This all-American Tex-Mex restaurant is bursting with flavor and is the perfect way to get a hearty meal in a fun atmosphere.
Things to Do
Living in and around the I-35 Corridor means endless events and festivities. No matter what activities or hobbies you are into, you can expect to find a festival or event that will cater to your interest someplace along the I-35 Corridor.
One popular event is the Hill Country Jazz Festival in San Marcos. You don't have to be a jazz lover to enjoy your time here. The live music creates an enchanting atmosphere that honors jazz pioneer Eddie Durham.
If you're looking for a great way to spend a lazy evening around town, make your way north to Rainey Street in Austin. Branching out from the Colorado River, this historic row of homes has been transformed into a picture-perfect atmosphere straight out of a movie. Rows of pubs, cafes, and restaurants beckon locals and visitors. Stroll underneath the string lighting and enjoy a magical evening with your friends and loved ones.
The I-35 Corridor is full of opportunities to enjoy the outdoors, some unconventional. The Natural Bridge Caverns in New Braunfels is an exceptional destination worth visiting. Here you can go underground and explore the stunning caves underneath San Antonio. Also in New Braunfels, Schlitterbahn Water Park is the place for an aquatic day full of fun and excitement.
There are several school districts serving the I-35 Corridor from San Antonio to Austin. Notable districts and universities along this route include the following:
Public school districts
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