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Old 08-07-2008, 03:49 PM
 
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Here's an interesting summary paragraph on San Antonio (relative to Austin) from the Lonely Planet guide to Austin, San Antonio, & the Hill Country (2004):

"San Antonio is a more racially diverse but also divided city. Although SA is subject to the same issues of urban blight as Austin, or any other big US city for that matter, most visitors are unlikely to see evidence of it, except in poorer parts of downtown or along the Mission Trail. Overall, the River City lifestyle is affluent and fast-paced. Urban, rather than outdoor, endeavors are key. Locals aren't above strolling the Riverwalk, enjoying its outdoor cafés and bars. Most weekend activities revolve around family and cultural festivities. Gay and lesbian travelers will find a friendly, even welcoming atmosphere" (26).

I tend to like Lonely Planet guides more than any other, and I've used them all over the world. In general, their description isn't too far off, from my perspective. It is from four years ago, however.

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(I'm sure we'll hear from those who think that the whole inner ring looks like a bombed-out version of post-Katrina New Orleans.)
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Old 08-07-2008, 06:00 PM
 
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It seems like a reasonable assessment to me - the guide, not the bombed-out version of post-Katrina...
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Old 08-08-2008, 12:13 AM
 
Location: San Antonio
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I think that the Lonely Planet description is a fine one. I'm sure San Antonio is very affluent and urban if they say it is. I believe everything quoted to me by tenure-track professors

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Old 08-08-2008, 09:59 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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San Antonio is a more racially diverse but also divided city.
I don't find San Antonio divided racially. Is that what that sentence means?
It's far less racially divided than St. Louis. (The majority-races differ, of course, from St. Louis.)
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