San Antonians have another reason to giddy up and celebrate, besides Fiesta, that is. The city has been named the second most “country” city in America, a quantifiable declaration of our affinity for the boot scootin’ boogie and outdoor sports.
Estately, a real estate website that has a blog about things like the most country cities in the United States, handed the city the second place title. And since we have a rodeo, and a dance hall called Cowboys, and high schools with classes that teach students how to raise livestock, it seems legit. We even decorated the entrance of one of our malls with a gigantic set of cowboys boots. San Antonio beat Nashville, of all places. They came in 8th. This calls for an enthusiastic yee-haw!
The blog utilized the highly scientific methodology of ranking the Facebook interests of the country’s 50 most populous cities, which is to say that those who have yet to grasp Facebook’s privacy settings are sort of like goodwill ambassadors who now help place heavily populated, multicultural cities into generalized categories. The site ranked interests, like “country music,” “pickup trucks,” “hunting” and “NASCAR” to determine a city’s place on the list.
More San Antonio Facebook users said they liked "rodeo" when compared to users in other cities. The city was ranked 6th in interests like “fishing” and “barbecue” and “sweet tea.” San Antonio ranked number 3 in things like “country music” and “pickup trucks,” 7th in “hunting” and 12th in "firearms." In all, the individual rankings were enough to determine that San Antonio is really, really country, the second most country in the nation, in fact. So put on some Willie Nelson, and grab your firearm and a glass of sweet tea. It’s time to celebrate.
If you’re wondering which American city took the top spot, the answer is Fort Worth, because obviously.