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TX Towns Rank as Some of the Friendliest

Dining on the Riverwalk in San Antonio, Texas. | Image by Visit San Antonio
Dining on the Riverwalk in San Antonio, Texas. | Image by Visit San Antonio

The San Antonio Express-News is reporting on a couple of Texas towns that may just be some of the friendliest in the southern United States:

“Southern states are known for their hospitality. So, it’s no surprise that two Central Texas cities made Southern Living’s 2024 list of the 15 friendliest cities in the South.

“San Antonio residents are reportedly slightly friendlier than Austin’s in the report with the Alamo City ranking No. 12 and Texas’ capital city standing at No. 13. The pair were the only Texas cities to be named on Southern Living’s list, each offering their own unique charm and inviting atmosphere for tourists.

“In a separate list of this year’s 20 friendliest Southern small towns, Southern Living ranked Fredericksburg (No. 9) and Round Top (No. 7) in the top 10. Southern Living compiled the list of larger cities with a population of over 40,000 based on an online survey that asked the publication’s readers to name the friendliest people and places in the South. The 2023 summer survey ran from July 12 to August 23 and had over 20,000 respondents.

“Despite San Antonio’s ‘Remember the Alamo’ slogan, what people most recall about the city is how friendly it is, the magazine writes. While the 210’s iconic River Walk, downtown restaurants, shops and parks are attractive, one of the Alamo City’s ‘biggest assets is its diversity and the way it celebrates and welcomes all kinds of cultures.’ The magazine noted San Antonio’s annual 10-day Fiesta celebration with more than 100 events as one ‘that celebrates the history and culture of San Antonio.’

“Similarly for Austin, Southern Living mentioned that although ‘locals have always affectionately demanded that Austin be kept weird,’ it’s the state capital city’s ”all are welcome’ mentality that makes it one of the friendliest places in the South.’ Southern Living readers described Austin as weird, lively, laidback and genuine.”

To read the entire article by San Antonio Express-News, please click HERE.

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