San Angelo was established near historic Fort Concho, which was home to the Buffalo Soldiers amongst cavalry and infantry. They protected the Great Plains and Southwest of the American West with distinction in the Indian Wars. The city was originally named Santa Angela after settler Bartholomew J. DeWitt’s wife, but was renamed San Angelo in 1883 at the insistence of the United States Postal Service. After being designated as the county seat, the town became a transportation hub and grew quickly with the addition of the railroad.
Fishing and Boating are popular recreational sports in the San Angelo area on Lake Nasworthy. In the 1930's West Texas Utilities built Lake Nasworthy to provide municipal water the city of San Angelo & Tom Green County Area. Lake Nasworthy is well stocked with a variety of fish and loaded with parks: Middle Concho Park, Knickerbocker Park, Mary Lee Park, and Pecan Creek Park and a park exclusively available to Goodfellow Airforce Base. West Texas is home to many great recreational areas including Lake Amistad Resivoir on the Rio Grande.
AmenitiesForbes.com and bestplaces.net have recognized San Angelo as “one of the best places to retire,” “most secure places to live” and “one of America’s least stressful cities.” The local economy is diverse with oil-field service companies, agriculture, telecommunication and large institutional employers being major industries.
Angelo State University was founded in 1928 and features more than 8,500 students from 40 states and 24 countries. The university offers 100 undergraduate and 23 graduate programs. San Angelo features branches of Howard College and Park University. The San Angelo Independent School District includes head start and alternative leaning centers as well as 17 elementary schools, three middle schools and three high schools. Wall Independent School District, Christoval ISD, Grape Creek Independent School District and seven private schools also serve K-12 students in San Angelo. The surrounding towns of San Angelo have excellent school systems as well as youth programs, Scouts, 4-H and FFA to name a few.
The economy is stabilized by the masses of retirees moving to San Angelo for closer proximity to healthcare facilities. San Angelo Community Medical Center is a 171-bed facility which includes a Level III-A Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Orthopedic and Total Joint Center and an accredited heart and vascular program. Shannon Hospital is also a major hospital in the area. There are many assisted living, Alzheimer’s care facilities, Home health Agencies, Retirement communities and nursing home facilities as well.
San Angelo features a wide range of attractions and activities both outdoors and inside. The county seat of Tom Green and the surrounding cities are attractive, consistently ranking among the best small cities for business and employment as well as retirement and relaxation. The economy is reliable and the culture is laid-back and relaxed with something for everyone - city or country and indoor or outdoor- including food, wine, breweries, the arts, rodeos, chuck wagon cook-offs, bluegrass festivals, concerts, kayaking, fishing, hunting, biking, jogging, history, museums, camping, family activities, plays, movie theatres, sports and more all with a rich Texas flare and great west Texas hospitality.
Entertainment for everyone is what you’ll find in San Angelo. The city is home to a Stock Show & Rodeo, Drag Boat Race Showdown, scenic Riverwalk, San Angelo State Park, Downtown San Angelo around Concho Street, which has the art walk, The San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, historic Cactus Hotel, shopping, bars, restaurants, breweries and more.
Outdoor recreation is offered with locations such as Twin Buttes Reservoir, Lake Nasworthy, Spring Creek, Dove Creek, Kirby Park, the Concho River and the State Park. Golfers can visit Riverside Golf Course, Bentwood Country Club, San Angelo Country Club and Quicksand Golf Course. White tail, axis, exotics, quail, turkey and dove hunting, are also popular in this region. The lakes and rivers are a wonderful place to unwind, go boating, camping or fishing. Lake Nasworthy was recently dredged and is full of crappie, various types of catfish, perch and bass. It is famous for the Concho pearl which is a purple colored pearl found in the shellfish from the area.
This area falls between a subtropical semi-arid steppe climate and mid-latitude steppe climate. Temperatures reach 100 an average of 18 times per year, while lows are below freezing 50 days on average. Rainfall averages 22 inches annually. Snow and sleet can occur, but do so only a few times each year. The sun shines 250 days of the year.
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