by Reagan Greer
on Friday, July 31st, 2015 at 5:08pm.
As a native San Antonian born and raised here, it’s still hard for me to get my mind around we are now the 7th largest city in the country.
Growing up here included memories of driving downtown to see Santa on top of the Joske’s building at Christmas time (now Rivercenter Mall), following construction & participating in HemisFair 68, trips to our still famous zoo, Brackenridge park & Skyride, birthday parties at Kiddie Park on Broadway, field trips to Buttercrust Bakery (as well as the Alamo), and attending fiesta events! As you can see much has stayed the same; and yet so much has changed.
When I was in the 7th grade my parents decided to move out to what we considered the country at the time, for a large ½ acre lot to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Located at 281/Brookhollow that is a pretty hard statement to grasp today.
From the Airport, highway system, new malls, new communities, new schools, the Alamodome, the SBC center and new entertainment venues, San Antonio has transformed from a sleepy small town perspective to a thriving metropolitan magnet. The military consolidation, business expansion, tourist industry and affordable housing continue to draw thousands monthly who call San Antonio or the surrounding our home.
The thing that makes this place so special is the people. Friendly multi-cultural individuals with a sense of pride and belonging that goes back generations or people who develop a love of the city within a short period of time.
A big city with a small town feel is something many people seek out and have found here.
I am proud to call this place HOME. I love being a part of the real estate community here as we continue to grow and flourish in the Texas economy today.