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About San Angelo

 

The City

Located in west-central Texas, San Angelo has a diverse population of more than 100,000 and is the county seat of Tom Green County. The city is regional center for trade, agribusiness, healthcare and recreation. It is home to Angelo State University, historic Fort Concho and Goodfellow Air
Force Base. Common nicknames of the city include Angelo, the Concho City, the Pearl of the Conchos, and the Oasis of West Texas

The Climate

San Angelo enjoys 250 days of sunshine a year and an average temperature of 65 degrees. Rainfall average is 20.5 inches a year.

Medical Facilities

Home to numerous award-winning medical facilities, San Angelo is an important regional medical center that provides a full range of care from family practice to open heart surgery. The city has a cancer treatment center, private psychiatric hospital and several rehabilitative therapy centers. More than 200 doctors and other health care professional live and work in San Angelo.

Shopping/Dining

San Angelo has been a regional center of commerce and good food since the 1880s. Today, a large climate-controlled mall, major discount department stores, antique shops, specialty shops, a thriving artistic community, and a variety of grocery and drug stores are located throughout the city. Reflecting its culture and heritage, San Angelo is famous for great steaks and Mexican food restaurants, but it also offers a rich variety of other cuisines.

Worship

San Angelo has more than 200 places of worship of all denominations.

Goodfellow Air Force Base

Goodfellow Air Force Base provides numerous services to military retirees including medical services, legal services, a commissary and base exchange, and opportunities for social interaction with fellow retirees.

Entertainment and Attractions:

The Concho River Walk is a long, green corridor with walking trails, gardens and parks. Downtown, Concho Avenue is lined with restored 19th- and 20th-century period buildings. Cultural resources abound; museums, numerous art galleries, a symphony, a civic theater, a civic ballet company, movie theaters, and the Fort Concho National Historic Landmark - considered the best-preserved facility of its period in the nation.

San Angelo is home to International Waterlily Collection. On April 26, 2011, the 82nd Legislature of the State of Texas formally designated Nymphaea, "Texas Dawn" as the Official Water Lily of the State of Texas. San Angelo is home to the "Texas Dawn," which was created by local resident Ken Landon.

Angelo State University fields numerous varsity sports including baseball, basketball, and football. Their planetarium is also open to the public.

San Angelo hosts the San Angelo Stock Show and Rodeo. The event attracts over 5500 4-H and FFA exhibitors from over 200 Texas counties and is arguably the largest event in West Texas as it draws over 150,000 spectators onto the Tom Green County fairgrounds.