12 San Angelo Secrets

12 San Angelo Secrets

Wool Capital of the World

In the 70’s San Angelo was known as the “Wool Capital of the World”. Still, today ranching of sheep, goats, and cattle remains to be an important industry.
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Connecting Downtown San Angelo with Fort Concho

In the 1990s the "Rural/Urban Design Assistance Team" completed a study of the attributes of San Angelo and the ways for us to capitalize on them. There were goals set for the downtown area to connect Fort Concho to Concho Street, the first street in San Angelo. Many of those goals have been accomplished with private and public funds.
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Pops Concert

The July 3rd pops concert is said to be the 2nd largest attended outdoor celebration for July 4th in the State of Texas.
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True Western Town

San Angelo was honored by True West Magazine as the 2020 Number ONE “True Western Town”.
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Cinch Shoot Out & Stock Show and Rodeo

San Angelo was home to the original Cinch Shootout in 2012 and the San Angelo Stock Show and Rodeo is fast becoming recognized as one of the best Rodeos in the USA.
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Best Cities for Jobs

Forbes ranked San Angelo as one of the "Best Cities for Jobs" in 2012. This is supported by the large wool and mohair industry and saw a spike with the oil industry growth in the surrounding areas.
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Angelo State University - Growth

Angelo State University has been recognized as one of the fastest-gowning Colleges in Texas with a growth rate of 51% from 2012 to the fall of 2018 and few know of the Planetarium that is housed on campus.
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Bordellos and Secret Tunnels

In the late 1800s, Historic Block One of downtown San Angelo was home to several bars and bordellos and was rumored to be a tough district complete with tunnels used for smuggling prostitutes into and out of the infamous bordellos
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Sheep Statues around San Angelo

Scattered around San Angelo are painted sheep which got their start in 2007 in honor of the “Miss Wool of Texas” Pageant.
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Fort Concho -buried treasure

In the late 80’s Fort Concho celebrated 100 years and buried a time capsule on the grounds to be opened at the 200th anniversary.
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San Angelo Real Estate Market

The San Angelo real estate market has seen a steady increase in property values, with an average growth rate of 4.46% Year-Over-Year since 2006.
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Goodfellow Air Force Base birth

The history of the Goodfellow Air force Base traces back to the pre-Pearl Harbor when President Franklin D. Roosevelt began a program of preparedness that called for facilities to be built that were dedicated to basic and advanced air training. The civic leaders of San Angelo immediately recommend our community and with generous offers of utility hookups, a railroad spur, and a 50-+year lease on 640 acres at one dollar per year, and the base was born.