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Rankings and Quality of Life

Postby dfwcre8tive » 07 Feb 2017 11:39

U.S. News and World Report puts Dallas at #15 in its latest Best Places to Live listing. Interesting data at the website:

http://realestate.usnews.com/places/tex ... fort-worth

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Re: Rankings and Quality of Life

Postby dukemeredith » 07 Feb 2017 12:27

Pretty good showing. Definitely an interesting list! Their methodology and breakdown of weighting is interesting, too.

Notables:
(1) Austin
(2) Denver
(14) Charlotte
(15) Dallas
(16) San Francisco
(20) Houston
(23) San Antonio
(35) Tampa
(50) Atlanta
(76) El Paso
(80) NYC
(83) Chicago
(88) Los Angeles

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Re: Rankings and Quality of Life

Postby Tivo_Kenevil » 10 Feb 2017 00:05

Look at the commute times for people in South Dallas city and county. We need more jobs in Southern Dallas county and better transit. Ridiculous.

Also are median home prices they have listed even up to date? 210k.. I thought it was 223-225 range.
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Re: Rankings and Quality of Life

Postby tamtagon » 10 Feb 2017 09:37

A big multi-'player' inland port like Alliance Airport would be fantastic in South Dallas....

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Postby f4shionablecha0s » 10 Feb 2017 11:11

tamtagon wrote:A big multi-'player' inland port like Alliance Airport would be fantastic in South Dallas....

It was attempted. Alliance killed it.

http://www.dallasobserver.com/news/dallas-leaders-walked-arm-in-arm-with-john-wiley-price-in-the-betrayal-of-southern-dallas-7141020

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Re: Rankings and Quality of Life

Postby Tucy » 10 Feb 2017 12:35

f4shionablecha0s wrote:
tamtagon wrote:A big multi-'player' inland port like Alliance Airport would be fantastic in South Dallas....

It was attempted. Alliance killed it.

http://www.dallasobserver.com/news/dallas-leaders-walked-arm-in-arm-with-john-wiley-price-in-the-betrayal-of-southern-dallas-7141020


I don't see anything in that article that suggests anyone attempted to build or plan a freight airport in southern Dallas.

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Re: Rankings and Quality of Life

Postby tamtagon » 10 Feb 2017 12:54

Lancaster Airport was once identified for such a conversion; I think the airport plans were getting attention around the same time BNSF was buying land for an intermodal terminal. BNSF still owns the land with plans to eventually join Union Pacific in the area.

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Re: Rankings and Quality of Life

Postby Tnexster » 11 Feb 2017 11:26

I remember many meetings with the Allen Group back when IIPOD was such a big deal and what they intended to turn the Lancaster airport into, too bad that didn't work out as planned. All those warehouses are there but they spilled out along I-20 and I-45 and not in the organized fashion that had been envisioned.


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