Dallas was chosen as one of the best cities for newlyweds by Rent.com. They come out with a new list every year and this year we were included.
What were the factors they considered?
Several elements were part of the data used. The factors taken into account were the number of married couples and children under the age of six. They also looked at cost of living and annual income, as well as availability of rental properties.
The cost of living in Dallas is low overall, which boosts this factor, but like many cities, it depends where you want to live. The most popular areas for twenty and thirty-somethings like Uptown, Addison, and Lakewood are all among the priciest in the area.
What other factors make Dallas a great place for newlyweds?
Rent.com noted our theme parks, which is pretty much just Six Flags and its water park counterpart, Hurricane Harbor.
Our sports teams were also mentioned. We do have our share of professional games to attend in the Metroplex. Between the Mavs and Stars in Dallas to the Rangers and Cowboys in Arlington, you could stay very busy attending sporting events. Not to mention FC Dallas and the Fort Worth Cats, Rough Riders, Grand Prairie Air Hogs, and Allen Americans.
Another highlight not mentioned in the survey were perks like the abundant shopping and restaurant culture. The large number of chef-owned restaurants raises the standards, and the high competition means a lot of turnover. These factors give us residents plenty of delicious food to try.
Do you agree with Rent.com? Is Dallas one of the best cities for newlyweds?