Forbes Magazine Names Their Best City in Texas, You May be Surprised
Remember the Alamo? Yeah, well so does Forbes Magazine contributor, Scott Beyerm who has declared San Antonio, the home of the Alamo, the cream of the Texas-city-crop.
Beyer points out that of Texas' five main cities, Dallas, Houston, Austin, and San Antonio; "While residents in the other Texas cities flay each other for being pretentious, vapid, over-consumptive, or some combo of the three (Dallas is even hated by neighboring Fort Worth) everyone seems to like San Antonio."
It's true you won't hear many folks hating on San Antonio. In addition Beyer, an avid traveler, relied on his personal experiences within the cities. He also spent time interviewing residents of the Lone Star State to hear what they liked and disliked about each city.
In his article he also quotes San Antonio Spurs owner and Texas-bred billionaire Red McCombs, "Many Texans view San Antonio as their second home." The reasons, he said, were historical. "San Antonio is the oldest of the four cities, and home to many landmark events in Texas history, including the fight for independence from Mexico. A slower pace of economic development has helped it maintain this old-world charm."