Apr 21, 2009

DFW Ranks as 2nd Best Place to Live in US

Dallas is tearing up the charts again. The Dallas Business Journal reports in an April 21 article that the Dallas-Fort Worth market ranks second in a new survey of “America’s Top 100 Places to Live for 2009.”

The annual listing is developed by RelocateAmerica.com, a Web site that offers relocating Americans information on local communities.

Dallas-Fort Worth ranks second behind only Tulsa, Okla., which secured the top spot. The Top Ten is rounded out by Pittsburgh; Raleigh-Durham, N.C.; Huntsville, Ala.; Houston; Albuquerque, N.M.; Lexington, Ky..; Little Rock, Ark.; and Oklahoma City.

RelocateAmerica.com determines the winners by evaluating nominations and interviewing local leaders and residents on topics such as the region’s economic environment, educational opportunities, crime, employment and housing data.

“With the increasing concern on our nation’s economy and recovering housing market, we approached this year’s list with a different lens than in previous years. We concentrated on the outlook for future growth and ability to rebound in the communities that we selected,” said Steve Nickerson, president and CEO.

“We looked at the local government and the business leadership in each community as we considered this year’s winners. We selected communities with visionary leaders, improving or thriving economies including housing and realization of 'green' initiatives.”

RelocateAmerica is operated by trueV New Media, which is based in Brighton, Michigan.

Dallas Business Journal - Tuesday, April 21, 2009