Greater Castle Forest Apartments for Rent(hide neighborhood information)
Built on the west side of San Marcos, Greater Castle Forest is an affordable neighborhood that lies between the gorgeous scenery of Texas Hill Country and the vibrant life of greater San Marcos. The comfortable houses in Greater Castle Forest seem almost hidden by low, thick trees that reflect the mid-Texas landscape.
Greater Castle Forest is in zip code 28666, and the neighborhood is bordered by Craddock Avenue on the east, Lancaster Street on the northwest, and Ramona Circle on the southwest. The neighborhood is one of the westernmost in San Marcos, and nearby Ranch Road 12 is a direct route to Canyon Lake and Texas Hill Country. Texas State University is less than 10 minutes to the east.
The town is built along the banks of the San Marcos River, where tubing from park to park is a popular pastime. The former Aquarena Springs Amusement Park, which sits at the headwaters of the river, served as the resort in the 1978 movie Piranha. Now, the site is a learning center owned by Texas State University, offering glass-bottom boat tours, environmental education, and training in scientific diving. For those who just want to enjoy the river’s peaceful scenery, the decks and glass-front dining room of San Marcos River Pub & Grill are a popular destination.
Wonderworld Park is about one mile from Greater Castle Forest, well-known for its tours of an earthquake-formed cave, waterfalls, and a wildlife petting zoo.
In 2010, Business Week magazine named San Marcos one of the “Best Places to Raise Your Kids” in the U.S. Known for its diverse, popular, thriving music scene and natural wonders, this city makes a wonderful home for all ages.