Quality of Life

Happy States Spend More on Public Goods, Study Finds

By Candy's Dirt / January 13, 2019 / 0 Comments
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Which states have the happiest residents? States where governments spend more public goods that improve the quality of life for constituents — like libraries, parks, natural resources, and police protection, a Baylor University study found. Those public goods, which are also quality of life, are things that everyone in a community can use. “Public goods […]

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Why Bluffview, M Streets and Oak Lawn Are Mighty Neighborly

By Shelby Skrhak / January 4, 2019 / 1 Comment

Bluffview, M Streets and Oak Lawn were named as local favorites for Trulia’s first-ever 2018 Neighborlys, citing the best, friendliest neighborhoods across the country. Zillow Group-owned Trulia named national and local winners in 18 major housing markets, ranked by data in categories such as friendliest neighbors, dog-friendliest, most holiday spirit, best social calendar, most walkable, […]

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Census Data Shows New Kind of White Flight As More Americans Ditch Snow

By Jon Anderson / December 24, 2018 / 0 Comments

Of the 10 U.S. states with the highest numeric growth, just one, Colorado, sees snow on a regular basis according to the latest U.S. Census data. Air-conditioning and an aversion to the cold continue to increase interest in warmer climates. The state with the highest population growth should come as no surprise. Texas’ population grew […]

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Is Your Home a 10-Minute Walk From a Park?

By Bethany Erickson / November 4, 2018 / 1 Comment

Is your home a 10-minute (or less) walk from a park? One-third of Americans have a much longer trek than that to get to their nearest park, according to research by the National Recreation and Park Association, Urban Land Institute and, The Trust for Public Land. Recently, Rachel Banner, a senior program manager at the […]

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Frisco Tops Best Family Cities List, Southlake Has Lowest Divorce Rate, UP Has Most Kids

By Shelby Skrhak / June 27, 2018 / 0 Comments

Frisco was named the best city for raising a family, closely followed by Allen, and Southlake as part of a new 2018 “best Texas cities” list, ranking the best and worst Texas cities for families. Wallethub, a D.C.-based personal finance site, compiled the new June 2018 report that ranked the 117 largest cities in Texas […]

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Curbed Does Dallas… Note Who They Quote

By Candy Evans / December 12, 2017 / 5 Comments

A few weeks ago this nice fellow from Curbed.com, Patrick Sisson, contacted me to talk Dallas real estate and the biggest changes in the city from my perspective. We could have spoken for hours. It was hard to pick a single favorite or “best” dense new urban area, though I gushed on about Bishop Arts, […]

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