The “surban” or “mixed-use” model represents all the benefits of dense urban development plus the perks of a suburban area.
San Antonio saw the second largest increase of suburban Millennials nationwide, with 14.4% growth.
After an eight-year run as the county with the biggest population gains in the U.S., Harris County, home to Houston, has relinquished the top spot to Maricopa County, home to Phoenix, according to new Census data released Thursday.
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I was born in San Antonio, I love this city and plan to spend the rest of my life here. I am also a huge fan of Mayor Julián Castro. His ambitions for San Antonio are large and he is making great progress. But his marketing of the city has one fatal flaw. In almost every speech, I hear him call San Antonio the 7th largest city in America. This talking point has become omnipresent in the positioning of the city, and I think it is a big mistake. In fact, it undermines our biggest advantage. Here’s how:
It is technically correct, but misleading.
The list on which San Antonio finds itself 7th largest is based on legal city limits. Benefiting from massive city borders, we include most of our full metro-area population inside our city. But, this isn’t the way anyone thinks about the size of a city.