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Old 06-06-2013, 08:42 AM
 
Location: Jonesboro
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Also, how is the aquifer San Antonio relies on for drinking water doing? I've been reading about how much of Texas's aquifers have taken it on the chin since the bad drought kicked in 2 years ago.
I think that a lot of arid zone cities & states will have a day of reckoning of sorts facing them sooner than people think.
Water resource issues will grow in importance to the point that it will be a more highly priced & prized commodity.
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Old 06-06-2013, 09:45 AM
 
Location: Upper East Side of Texas
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Relies too much on tourism. The Orlando of Texas.
"San Antonio has a diversified economy with an approximately $82 billion dollar metropolitan GDP, ranking 4th among Texas metropolitan areas and 38th in the United States.[37] San Antonio's economy is focused primarily within military, health care, government civil service, financial services, oil and gas and tourism sectors. Within the past twenty years, San Antonio has become a significant location for American-based call centers and has added a significant manufacturing sector centered around automobiles."

San Antonio is the San Diego of Texas.

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Old 06-06-2013, 10:00 AM
 
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Boston!! lol
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Old 06-06-2013, 12:55 PM
 
Location: northern Vermont - previously NM, WA, & MA
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"San Antonio has a diversified economy with an approximately $82 billion dollar metropolitan GDP, ranking 4th among Texas metropolitan areas and 38th in the United States.[37] San Antonio's economy is focused primarily within military, health care, government civil service, financial services, oil and gas and tourism sectors. Within the past twenty years, San Antonio has become a significant location for American-based call centers and has added a significant manufacturing sector centered around automobiles."

San Antonio is the San Diego of Texas.
Really? I didn't realize San Antonio was on the Pacific with a harbor, nice beaches, a big Navy Base, and a world class zoo.

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San Antonio, Texas

It is the 7th largest US city eclipsing San Diego recently & is on track to becoming larger than Phoenix for 6th.

And when comparing metro populations the comparisons become pretty irrelevent. Case in point, compare city/metro between Boston and San Antonio and it becomes pretty apparent.

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Old 06-06-2013, 01:43 PM
 
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Relies too much on tourism. The Orlando of Texas.
I don't know a whole lot about San Antonio, but I certainly don't think of it in the same vein as Orlando, Vegas, etc. I think it has a healthy amount of attractions for the size city it is without being too overreliant on tourism.
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Old 06-06-2013, 02:21 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis (St. Louis Park)
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"San Antonio has a diversified economy with an approximately $82 billion dollar metropolitan GDP, ranking 4th among Texas metropolitan areas and 38th in the United States.[37] San Antonio's economy is focused primarily within military, health care, government civil service, financial services, oil and gas and tourism sectors. Within the past twenty years, San Antonio has become a significant location for American-based call centers and has added a significant manufacturing sector centered around automobiles."

San Antonio is the San Diego of Texas.
I like the note bragging about call center jobs!
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Old 06-06-2013, 02:23 PM
 
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I like the note bragging about call center jobs!
I don't think it was "bragging" as much as it was part of a larger point about San Antonio's economy not being centered on tourism.
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Old 06-06-2013, 10:27 PM
 
Location: Charlotte
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"San Antonio has a diversified economy with an approximately $82 billion dollar metropolitan GDP, ranking 4th among Texas metropolitan areas and 38th in the United States.[37] San Antonio's economy is focused primarily within military, health care, government civil service, financial services, oil and gas and tourism sectors. Within the past twenty years, San Antonio has become a significant location for American-based call centers and has added a significant manufacturing sector centered around automobiles."

San Antonio is the San Diego of Texas.
Your Wikipedia copy and paste didn't change my point at all.
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Old 06-06-2013, 10:29 PM
 
Location: Charlotte
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I don't know a whole lot about San Antonio, but I certainly don't think of it in the same vein as Orlando, Vegas, etc. I think it has a healthy amount of attractions for the size city it is without being too overreliant on tourism.
I wasn't implying San Antonio relies solely on tourism. But the city labels itself as a tourism city more than anything else, which is where my reference to Orlando came in.
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Old 06-07-2013, 12:08 AM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC (in my mind)
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I wasn't implying San Antonio relies solely on tourism. But the city labels itself as a tourism city more than anything else, which is where my reference to Orlando came in.
San Antonio is a fine city. It really is overshadowed by Austin.
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