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San Antonio: A Historically Enriched City

Ashley Davis, Writer

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Established as a Spanish mission in 1718, San Antonio prides itself on its rich history. Well-known for the Alamo, the city offers many other museums and historical landmarks such as several other missions, the Spanish Governor’s Palace and the San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral. Nearly 1.5 million residents call San Antonio their home, marking it as one of the fastest growing cities of the top ten largest in America.

Settled about 75 miles from Austin and 190 miles from Houston, the city itself has an area of about 465 square miles. Comprised of many districts, San Antonio residents divide them into the Downtown, North Central, Northwest Side, South Side, East Side and West Side neighborhoods. Downtown San Antonio holds the city’s main attractions and famous structures despite only taking up less than half a percent of the city’s area.

The ninth most populated United States city, San Antonio’s demographics represent the population as 72.6% White (26.6% of which are Non-Hispanic), 6.9% Black or African American and 2.4% Asian. However, 63.2% of the population of any race identifies as Hispanic or Latino. The diversity within San Antonio contributes to the incredible mixture of culture and expresses itself in the architecture, cuisine, art and traditions present throughout the city.

The San Antonio Riverwalk entices both locals and tourists with its beautiful lights and nightlife. The Alamo stands as a reminder of Texas’s intense past and the air of pride surrounding the city. The city’s rich culture brings both its residents and visitors together.

With little not to love, San Antonio’s magic draws tourists from everywhere, and at the end of the day, truly remains one of the most magical cities within the United States.

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