SA is a Friendly Spot

San Antonio is Truly a Friendly Spot

In the past several days, we have received Facebook messages, emails and texts letting us know that San Antonio is the Friendliest City in Texas, 3rd in the nation. We’ve been so happy to hear from all of you. Here are some of the links:

http://www.ksat.com/content/pns/ksat/news/2014/08/07/travel-us-unfriendliest-friendliest-cities.html

http://www.usatoday.com/story/dispatches/2014/08/04/conde-nast-traveler-friendliest-unfriendliest-cities/13577157/

http://www.today.com/id/24843322/ns/today-money/t/friendliest-cities-america/#.U-TEtlZk4ds

All this friendly talk got me thinking, San Antonio is truly a Friendly Spot. More so than any other places I’ve lived or even visited, San Antonians are willing to pitch in and help.

This year we have the first annual Big Give SA, raising over 2 million dollars in one day. People who participated in the Big Give could give small or large amounts and could help thousands of causes with a click of the mouse. It was amazing. And what about our SA2020 initiative? That’s Friendly. SA2020 wants to track our progress in things like teen pregnancy, literacy and downtown development so we know where we are, where we’ve been and how we can improve. San Antonio touts a healthy job market, affordable real estate and over 300 days of sun a year. Friendly right?

This week many of my gal pals are downright giddy. First, the nomination of Ivy Taylor as the first African American female Mayor of San Antonio. And now our 5 time world champion San Antonio Spurs hire the first female Coach in any of the 4 major professional sports, Becky Hammond. Our city’s Standard and Poor’s AAA rating was reaffirmed this week under the leadership of City Manager Sheryl Sculley saving tax payers over 6 million in finance charges alone. I meet more and more females that want to become entrepreneurs in the Alamo City with progressive ideas and community in mind. I know this is not the kind of Friendly that all the articles were talking of this week. But, you have to admit, things are Friendly here in San Antonio.

San Antonio is a Friendly Spot because we’re all working together to make a better city. And for those who messaged us to say SATX is friendly because of “The Friendly Spot Ice House.” Swing by for a brew. There’s plenty to choose from, pour perfect, start at $2.25 and you can bring your 4 legged friend too. If not a brew, a housemade sangria, sweet tea or even a free cup of ice water and say hello, we’re always happy to see our friends.