Dallas Tops Lists for Growth, Career, and Quality of Life
We’re always excited to find more things to love about Dallas—as if there weren’t reason enough already! The latest news to celebrate? Dallas is topping lists that rank the best places to live in the U.S. The rankings take into account economic diversity, job growth, and many other factors that help determine quality of life. So, if you’re considering building a custom home in Dallas, or simply want more reasons to cheer for your hometown, check out the ways that Dallas is scoring major points:
Being Named a Best City for Good Jobs
Forbes’ recent rankings places Dallas number three in the top ten cities for good jobs. Its diverse economy has only grown in the last year and its unemployment rate is well below the national average. As such a business-friendly state, it’s no surprise that Texas cities (additionally, Houston, Austin, and San Antonio) dominated the recent Forbes list.
Climbing the ranks of ‘Best Performing Cities’
Nonpartisan think tank, the Milken Institute has also recognized Texas cities, Dallas, Austin and Houston, as three of the best performing cities of 2013. The institute’ study factored in criteria like job creation and retention and found that energy and technology were some of the driving forces of these thriving economies. The study projects that the DFW economy will continue to grow thanks to companies like Lockheed Martin, Southwest Airlines, and American Airlines.
Attracting Young Professionals
Bloomberg Businesweek has recognized Dallas as a best city for new college grads, thanks to factors like number of entry level employers, average annual pay, cost of living, and the unemployment rate. Another study that was recently cited on Dallas Culture Map calls the city a great city for young couples for similar reasons. Plus, Dallas scored points for its 400 parks, 60 lakes, and huge urban arts district–and those are things that residents of any age can enjoy.
Becoming One of America’s Fastest Growing Cities
At this point, you probably won’t be surprised to hear that Dallas has also been listed in Forbes as one of the 20 fastest growing cities in the U.S. According to Forbes, Texas’ centrality allows cities like Dallas to cater to economies on both the East and West Coast. That’s an added draw for companies opening up new branches in Dallas like Kohl’s and Motorola.