Forbes worked Local Market Monitor, a company that tracks home prices and economic factors in more than 300 housing markets, to put together a list of “Best Buy Cities.” These are the top 20 places where you should want to invest money in a home.Full Story
The Wall Street Journal and Facebook have teamed up to rank the best places in the U.S. for single people in search of romance. They took social network relationship data from the 50 cities with the most Facebook users, and Fort Worth came out looking pretty great for relationship seekers. It’s in the top five for “likelihood of a relationship” and the top five for number of single females to single males. Overall it’s ranked fourth-best spot for singles in the country, behind only Colorado Springs, El Paso, and Louisville:
This is a rare city with both a lopsided proportion of single women and a high rate of forming relationships. Adjacent to Dallas, Fort Worth is home to a large population of Mexican immigrants.
Meanwhile, Dallas finishes in the middle of the pack, the 23rd-worst place to find love.Full Story
The Milken Institute’s annual report on the best-performing cities in the United States was released last month. These are based on factors including job and wage growth for the past year. Dallas-Plano-Irving performed well, up to No. 7 among large cities for 2013 (from No. 14 in 2012). Fort Worth-Arlington fell to No. 16, down from No. 10 the year before.
Texas as a whole is well-represented high on the list, with Austin No. 1, Houston No. 8, San Antonio No. 12, Corpus Christi No. 17, and Laredo No. 22.
But, for all the California bashing that certain of our state leaders are fond of engaging in, the San Francisco and San Jose areas are No. 3 and No. 4 in the rankings. Last time I checked, those places are in the Golden State.Full Story
Look, you can act all superior if you want. You can harumph and wear that superior smirk on your face as you insist you’re far above such shallow concerns as caring which restaurants make it onto a magazine’s best list. You claim that the only publication you read regularly is The New Yorker, and that you read it cover to cover every week, so you’ve not got the time to bother with such silliness of finding out who lives in the city’s most expensive home. You can do all of that sure, but we know you’re lying.Full Story
From the passing of legends to the birth of new culinary delights, these are the posts published to D Magazine’s slate of blogs that drew the most attention from readers this year.Full Story
The other day the Washington Post ran this post featuring several maps created from data of the 2010 Religion Census, the work of the Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. The maps show the level of religious participation and diversity in each of country’s counties. Here’s what we learn about Dallas County.Full Story
The conclusions of a study published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology have been making their way around the World Wide Echo Chamber the last couple days. Researchers surveyed thousands of Americans in each state about their levels of openness, conscientiousness, extroversion, neuroticism, and agreeableness, and lumped regions of the country together into one […]Full Story
A new survey, cited by Information Week, claims that Dallas leads the 10 biggest U.S. markets when it comes to the percentage of residents who own smartphones and tablets. The data indicate that 76 percent of us have smartphones, 10 percent more than second-place Los Angeles. By contrast, New York has the lowest penetration of smartphones, at […]Full Story
A new poll released today by Harris Interactive shows that the soon-to-be Frisco-based Dallas Cowboys of Arlington, despite their recent mediocre seasons, remain America’s favorite football team for the sixth straight year. Here’s the top 10 NFL squads this year, and how they’ve ranked each year since 1998. Despite the team’s popularity, only 3 percent […]Full Story
The Atlantic made itself a bar graph showing that between 2009 and 2012 (years of economic recovery from the Great Recession), Dallas and our often-moist neighbors to the south outpaced the rest of the 10 biggest metropolitan areas in the United States in terms of GDP growth. DFW’s economy grew 19.1% while Houston’s gain was […]Full Story
That’s according to a poll out today by Harris Interactive. They surveyed adults in America’s top 10 markets and Dallas-Fort Worth came out on top because 38% of us defined ourselves as “very happy,” compared to an average of 33% among all the markets. On the positive side, they are among the Americans most likely […]Full Story
In the comments to the post about today’s Houston vs. Dallas radio appearance by Tim, frequent commenter RAB wonders what the migration numbers between the two cities might suggest about which Texas city is greatest. So I decided to look. Thankfully the Urban Institute did most of the work for me just last year. They […]Full Story
Over the weekend, the Morning News reached the ultimate destination of its Best Neighborhoods project by releasing its list of the overall best places to live in the area, with Southlake taking the top spot and most of the rest of the Top 10 in the exurbs. Unfair Park called the places ranked “really rich, really […]Full Story
Business Insider posted three maps (one of which you can see above) from the nonprofit Tax Foundation that show the widely varying tax rates our 50 states place on beer, wine, and spirits. Texas is on the low end of all three categories.Full Story
So says NerdWallet. They’ve factored in our poor score on the American Fitness Index (ranked 47th out of the top 50 largest metro areas), our relatively low percentage of people with health insurance (77.4%), the number of doctors per capita, and pollution levels to determine that Dallas is the fourth-least-healthy metro area in the United […]Full Story