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Is Dallas-Fort Worth Really the Third-Best Destination in the Country?

Mayor Mike Rawlings is crowing about how Dallas fared in a report issued by Resonance Consultancy. Resonance’s “Top 50 U.S. Destinations 2014” puts Dallas-Fort Worth at No. 3, behind Los Angeles and New York City. Cleveland, which stole the Republican National Convention from us, came in at No. 27. Resonance broke down the list into some top-10 subcategories, too. In the Top 10 Places for Culture and Performing Arts, we came in at No. 3. In the Top 10 Places to Shop, we came in at No. 2.

I’m not sure what to make of this. Is Dallas-Fort Worth really a better destination than Chicago (No. 4) and San Francisco (No. 5) — not mention everywhere else in the country except LA and NYC? I love where I live, but, um. I did a Nexis database search for Resonance Consultancy to try to figure out what sort of chops these folks have. The name pops up in 33 sources, with seven of those being newspaper articles and seven being newswires and press releases. So yeah.

We’re No. 3!!

3 comments on “Is Dallas-Fort Worth Really the Third-Best Destination in the Country?

  1. You hit it when you said, “I love where I live…” Me too. But — full apologies to the Visitor’s Bureau — Dallas pretty much inverts the cliché: “It’s a great place to live, but I wouldn’t want to visit here.”

  2. NO!!! PROPAGANDA DUE TO MAJOR PROBLEMS IN TEXAS!!! THEY ARE CALLING FORTH ALL LEGIONS TO CENTRALIZE THE PEOPLE IN NEW JOBS SO THAT THEY DON’T GET NUKED!!! ALL CITIZENS ARE EXPENDABLE IN THEIR EYES. AVOID TEXAS!!!