By Katie Agness

La Cima, a 2,400-acre master-planned community located in the highly desirable city of San Marcos, offers a place to live, work and play in nature. With a diverse lineup of new home designs by award-winning builders Highland Homes, Scott Felder Homes and Wilshire Homes, La Cima is a community that embraces the character of San Marcos and the Hill Country.

“La Cima is purposefully designed for homebuyers seeking a unique blend of home designs by award-winning builders, complemented by outdoor-centric amenities with hundreds of acres of parkland and recreation space,” says Eric Willis, president of Natural Development Austin, the developer of La Cima. “When combined with the appealing location in San Marcos and convenience to everyday amenities, the community is a perfect match for growing families, empty nesters, retirees and everyone in between.”

La Cima’s home styles range from traditional to Hill Country modern. La Cima residents enjoy the flexible, open-concept floorplans and designer finishes. “Whether looking for a quick-move-in home, or a floor plan personalized to fit specific needs, La Cima offers something for every buyer,” Willis says.

Currently in its first phase of development, the La Cima project will include multiple phases with a total of 2,400 homes at build out. The community features an oasis of Hill Country living and outdoor recreational opportunities, with over 800 acres of open space and parkland, 10-plus miles of trails, and a 45-acre “Central Park” area in the center of the community where residents can exercise, socialize and enjoy time with family and neighbors.

Located at the intersection of Wonder World Drive and Old Ranch Road 12, La Cima is just five minutes west of IH-35 at the start of the Texas Hill Country, and 30 minutes from Austin and San Antonio. San Marcos is consistently recognized as one of the most desirable places to live, work or retire.

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“The location in San Marcos is unmatched, offering everyday conveniences combined with small-town charm,” Willis says. “The spirit of San Marcos is endless, with businesses, shopping and entertainment opportunities for all La Cima residents, not to mention the numerous outdoor activities available at every turn. A few minutes west from downtown San Marcos creates the perfect atmosphere of being in the Hill Country while still being able to enjoy a taste of the city.”

For families in the community, students can attend the highly regarded San Marcos Consolidated ISD, with residents assigned to Hernandez Elementary, Miller Middle School and San Marcos High School, with future plans for an elementary school to be located within La Cima. The community is also in close proximity to two exceptional private schools — Hill Country Christian School and San Marcos Academy.

In addition to its quality school system and stylish homes, La Cima’s amenities are designed with all ages in mind. “In addition to the hike and bike trails, playscapes and community fields, the recreation center will feature an activity room, meeting room, eight-lane junior Olympic swimming pool and family pool,” Willis says. “Combined with attractive designs by award-winning builders, resort-caliber amenities, acres of open space and nearby quality public and private schools, there is something for everyone at La Cima.”

With its prime location in the majestic Hill Country and easy access to two of Texas’ most happening cities — Austin and San Antonio — La Cima effortlessly blends small town charm with big-city conveniences. “La Cima stands out from other communities by going above and beyond what can be imagined in a master-planned community, and it goes far beyond the stunning new home offerings,” Willis says. “La Cima is a relaxing, yet fun-filled place to call home and a place where families will make lasting memories.”

For more information, visit the La Cima website at lacimatx.com or on Facebook at @lacimasmtx. RL