Quality of Life
Quality of life is a subjective evaluation we all make about what our community offers us in terms of medical care, recreation/sports, retail shopping choices, cultural activities, and housing. Quality of life is important to new employers who bring people into their new expansion location or recruit personnel as the company grows. We believe that San Angelo provides a quality of living that attracts and keeps people in the community. San Angelo strives to provide the highest quality of life, and we hope you will have the chance to experience it for yourself.
San Angelo has two acute care hospitals: Shannon Medical Center and San Angelo Community Medical Center. With over 200 physicians and 50 dentists practicing multiple specialties, San Angelo is widely recognized as a regional medical center. Cancer treatment, testing and surgical capabilities for cardiology patients, sports medicine, designated trauma center, neonatal intensive care unit are among the many services available. Other specialized medical facilities include: a regional rehabilitation center, a geriatric care facility, and a mental health and drug rehabilitation hospital. In the late 1990's, several assisted living complexes were built in San Angelo. There are currently 7 nursing homes and an additional 10 retirement centers providing a variety of living accommodations and levels of care, including Alzheimer's care.
Recreation and Sports
San Angelo's weather allows residents and visitors to enjoy a year end variety of recreational activities. The summer temperatures are moderated by a trip to any of the three lakes that border the city limits. Boating, fishing, and water skiing are popular summer sports. If you have children, you will find a variety of activities for them as well. Several recreation centers are operated by the City of San Angelo, Boys and Girls Clubs, and the YMCA. Organized sports for children include baseball, basketball, softball, saddle club, soccer, and gymnastics. Fourteen public tennis court locations, two public swimming pools, two country clubs with golf, tennis, and swimming, and three additional public golf courses all provide outdoor recreation opportunities.
Fall and winter provide some of the best deer, turkey and quail hunting in Texas. For those that enjoy a sideline seat for their sports enjoyment, college football and basketball kick off in the fall and winter with the Angelo State University Rams. Spring and summer professional sports include rodeo at the Stock Show and Rodeo, and the San Angelo Colts with the Central Baseball League and the San Angelo Stampede - indoor arena football.
San Angelo has over 140 churches in many denominations and one Synagogue. View a listing of churches in San Angelo.
Sunset Mall is an enclosed shopping center with 75-80 businesses under one roof. There are five department stores in this facility: Beall's, Dillards, JC Penny's, Marshall's, ULTA, and Sears. San Angelo also has a variety of other shopping centers that include: The Village, Park 2400, Southwest Plaza, South Angelo Shopping Plaza, Stadium Park, Sunset Crossing, The Commons, and Sunset Plaza. San Angelo draws retail shoppers from a large area surrounding the city. Other retail options include Home Depot, Best Buy, Sam’s Club, Academy Sports and Outdoors and two WalMart Supercenters. Besides these national chains, San Angelo boasts a number of local specialty retailers with goods that range from funky eclectic to elegant & one-of-a kind.
For a city of under 100,000 population, San Angelo provides a wide variety of cultural events and activities for its citizens. Texas theater began in San Angelo; The San Angelo Civic Theater is the oldest community based theater group in Texas. A typical season includes comedy, musicals, and drama. Angelo State University theater is another excellent source for both stage and dinner theater performances. The San Angelo Symphony performs in the restored City Auditorium. The new San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts is a joint venture between San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts and Angelo State University and is state of the arts. The San Angelo Cultural Affairs Council annually offers many attractive and exciting entertainment options.
When you move to San Angelo, you will immediately enjoy a financial bonus - our reasonably priced housing. A home in San Angelo will generally cost 20% less than the national average (Source C2ER Cost of Living Index – 2008). New homes and lots in San Angelo sell in the range of $90 to $120 square foot. During 2007, the average sales price for residential-resale homes was $125,303. For more housing information see San Angelo Association of REALTORS and San Angelo Homebuilders Association. With over 67 apartment complexes, San Angelo has a wide variety of rental units available in all locations and price ranges as well. Your apartment costs will be as reasonable as new and existing home purchase costs. As an example, 2 bedroom unfurnished apartments range from $430 to $680.