I'm sure it comes as no surprise if you have lived here for some time that San Angelo has been named by True West Magazines to be the #1 True Western Town in the U.S. in 2022.

True West Magazine is a highly respected publication that has been in business for 70 years, so you know they have seen pretty much all things having to do with the western lifestyle and culture.

San Angelo has been named among the top 10 True Western Towns in the U.S. four years in a row dating back to 2019 when we were named #2, the next year #1, then back to #2 and this year we are back where we deserve to be...at #1,

According to Mayor Brenda Gunter, “San Angelo being named as the number one True Western City supports our long history of and great beginnings of a frontier city. We will always support those longstanding traditions that allow us to stand out and support all things western.”

If you're wondering how True West Magazines ranks the True Western Towns, they compare things like how each town has preserved its history through things like events, museums, old buildings, and more as part of their criteria.

We have so much Western Heritage in San Angelo! We have one of the largest rodeos and livestock shows in the nation plus annual rodeo events like the Cinch shootout, two of the top boot makers in the world, numerous great western wear stores, an awesome historic district downtown, numerous western style artist, an extremely vibrant live country music scene, numerous restaurants and annual cookoffs with a western flair, annual events at Fort Concho and the list just goes on and on. San Angelo is certainly deserving of this distinction.

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San Angelo, the #1 True Western Town in the U.S....I like the sound of that, how about you?

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