San Antonio you're not alone: More than 300 places share your name
Bosque del Apache in New Mexico. San Antonio, you’re not alone. Since being christened back on June 13, 1691, San Antonio, Texas, might be the biggest, baddest and most well-known San Antonio, but by no means is it the only San Antonio. While stories of the Spanish colonialism and a rugged frontier make San Antonio, Texas, unique, the name San Antonio most definitely is not. A search of “ How many cities are named San Antonio ” reveals more than 300 places around the world share the name, according to geotargit.com . There are seven other places in the United States and U.S. territories that share the name San Antonio. As the naming anniversary of San Antonio approaches, here’s a look at three other places named San Antonio. The Bosque del Apache. San Antonio, New Mexico, is a little more than an 11-hour drive from San Antonio, Texas, about 90 miles south of Albuquerque. The U.S. Census Bureau lists the population at 11. That’s not a typo. And the Census Bureau also says the entire population of San Antonio is in the 70-74-year-old range. The Land of Enchantment’s San Antonio is known as the gateway to the Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge, the winter home to thousands of cranes and other migratory birds. Birders from all over the world flock to San Antonio to catch a glimpse of many of the hundreds of species that call the Bosque home. New Mexico’s San Antonio also was the birthplace of hotel magnate Conrad Hilton, who was born on Christmas Day in 1887. Hilton went on to buy his first hotel about 300 miles from San Antonio — Texas — in Cisco. New Mexicans take their chile seriously — the state question is “red or green?” — and in San Antonio a battle has been brewing for decades between The Owl Café and Buckhorn Tavern for bragging rights to serving the best green chile cheeseburger. Located about 30 miles from Tampa, San Antonio, Florida, is listed among one of the best places to live by bestplaces.net . This San Antonio's history only goes back as far as the early 1880s. Fewer than 1,500 people live in the area near Tampa, St. Petersburg and Clearwater. The cost of living is less there than other metro areas in Florida. The median household income is a whopping $74,034. San Antonio, Texas’ is $52,455, according to 2019 U.S. Census numbers. While San Antonio, Texas, is excited about Fiesta, the people of San Antonio, Florida, are looking forward to a festival of their own — the annual Rattlesnake Festival. According to Facebook, the festival is an educational family event featuring rattlesnake and other wildlife shows, including a turtle race. Located on the island of Saipan, the town’s Facebook page says it’s close to the southwestern tip of the island. At one time it was a separate village, but today it is part of other nearby villages. Tourism, with tropical vacationers having dozens of lodging choices, is a mainstay of the economy.