Win a vacation to Schlitterbahn from NextHome Legends Realty in San Angelo

Don’t Forget To Enter To Win A Schlitterbahn Prize Package {Ends Monday!}

As a part of NextHome Legend Realty’s initiative to become a larger part of the San Angelo community, we’ve made some changes around our site and in the way we interact with our visitors. If you’ve visited our site recently, you will have seen this Blog appear, new pages that educate visitors on various areas of San Angelo, and much more. Although we love being able to help our visitors with their real estate needs, sometimes we all need a little time to relax. Before school starts and Fall arrives, NextHome Legends Realty is offering San Angelo residents a chance to win an amazing vacation package to Schlitterbahn New Braunfels! This latest NextHome Legends Contest is valued at over $1500. It includes 2 ADULTS and 2 CHILDREN Season Passes to Schlitterbahn Waterpark New Braunfels AND A $1000 Hotel/Resort Voucher (valid after August 18th through the end of the 2019 season)! 

Ready to find out how to participate? NextHome Legends Realty wants to know what your favorite childhood memory is and we want to share it with San Angelo! If you’re a San Angelo resident, complete 2 of the following in order to be considered for the Schlitterbahn Prize Package. This contest ends on Monday, July 24th, 2019 at 12:00 pm. The winner will be selected based on quality, memorability, and uniqueness of their submission. We’ll notify the winner by contacting them through whichever social media platform they’ve participated on. Don’t miss out on the chance to win this amazing family vacation by sharing with us your favorite childhood summertime memory.

How To Participate:

  1. Tell Us Your Favorite Childhood Memory & Tag 2 of Your Friends On Facebook That You’d Like To Take To Schliterbaun
    • Share this post by clicking the Facebook button below. Once you’re taken to Facebook, write your happiest childhood memory. You can even include a photo if you have one!
    • Use #nexthomelegends

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  1. Like Our NextHome Legends Facebook Page

We can’t wait to read all of your submissions and we’ll announce the winner Monday. Thank you for participating and get ready for the chance to have some water park fun!

NextHome Presents The History Of San Angelo

Home Sweet San Angelo – History

Summer is rapidly approaching and with that often comes relocation.  Many will be moving to our small town, sometimes referred to as the “hidden oasis” of Texas, in the weeks to come.  Our primary goal here at NextHome Legends Realty is to earn the trust and business of those that call San Angelo home, including newcomers.  But, what about the city that houses the homes our potential clients are looking to buy? We take pride in our town and want to not only ensure that our clients feel secure in their real estate decisions but also in where they are choosing to set roots. We’re excited to show you the rich history of San Angelo and all it has to offer!

If you are not local to the area, you most likely have no clue that Texas is a world all of its own and changes drastically from 100 miles to the next.  San Angelo is unique not just in geographic features, compared to our Midland/Odessa neighbors, but is a region full of history, culture and a deeply connected community.

Over the next few weeks, we are going to share a series of posts that showcase our beautiful city and what it has to offer.  History is flooding the streets of San Angelo and as you travel her roads, you will be able to venture back in time and understand what sets us apart.  

As with any other town, we began with a few looking to settle unfamiliar land and prosper from the natural resources at hand.  Our beginning looked a little different with Fort Concho being in place, “built to protect frontier settlements, patrol and map the vast West Texas region, and quell hostile threats in the area.”  Not only were the benefits of the region (ample supply of water, ranching, agriculture, and the coming of the railroads) in place but the earnings of soldiers were at hand.  “Downtown” San Angelo flourished as a result of the combined resources offered within the city limits and set the stage for our town’s success. The fort now serves a functional and educational museum benefiting the San Angelo community, the state of Texas and the nation at large.

With San Angelo being located at the juncture of the North, South, and Middle Concho rivers and surrounded by farms in the east and ranches in the west, our town became more diversified than that of many other early frontier settlements.  Cattle and sheep ranching were prosperous and laid the bricks that paved our streets. You can actually find a few original brick roads left that, literally, represent our small beginnings. This article, written by the Texas State Historical Association, gives an in-depth look at how San Angelo came to be.

You can walk down Concho Avenue and feel the nostalgia of traveling through the past while enjoying the luxury of modern shopping and dining.  Eggemeyer’s General Store and Miss Hattie’s restaurant are prime examples of symbols representing downtown San Angelo that attract thousands to our city limits each year.

With a rich wool heritage, San Angelo has also captured that part of our DNA with the sheep statues you will find showcased all over town.  As stated on the dedicated webpage for our sheep statue project, “San Angelo was known as the wool capital of the world, and it is still an important economic base to the city.”  Our history is kept alive through many physical remnants, like these statues, made by the hands and hard work of our people.

Intersecting with historic Concho Avenue is another road that has seen many travels  – Chadbourne Street. Many storefronts have changed in appearance and name but can say they have stood the test of time.  San Angelo National Bank still stands as one of the oldest historical buildings in San Angelo and has witnessed many travelers and events that lock our past in place.  We also cannot forget our beautiful Cactus Hotel, one of the original Conrad Hilton Hotels, that is a treasure trove of our history and a West Texas landmark.

The San Angelo Rodeo, Old Town Historic District, Sanitorium and so many other entities of hidden history tell the story of San Angelo.  You might have lived here your entire life, or, are fixing to start a new one here and will most likely never know everything there is to know.  These foundations were made and have built San Angelo into what it is now. San Angelo is much like the rare concho pearls our region is known for.  We have so much hidden beauty if you take the time to truly seek it out. Next up in our series will be a look at our deep-rooted art culture that came from these humble beginnings.  [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]