I never liked American History class in high school.
Just over one year ago my wife and I made the decision to leave San Antonio.
We were living in one of my favorite cities, Washington, D.C., when my wife, Lindsey, suggested we should move to her parents’ farm in North Dakota.
There are too many New York Cities to name.
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.
Since 2003, I have called San Antonio my home.
San Antonio is a special place.