Wednesday, February 8, 2017
Mystery Why Fort Worth Is Not One Of The Top Ten Best Places To Live In America
No, I am not referring to the illustrative photo from the Seattle Times article showing part of the downtown Seattle skyline, with the iconic Space Needle, and Mount Rainier in the background, as something one would not expect to see in Fort Worth.
Because, well, even though Fort Worth does not have much of a downtown skyline, nor any sort of iconic symbol.
Or a mountain hovering in the distance.
What I am referring to as something I would not expect to see in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, which I saw today in the Seattle Times, is an article about some legit entity naming Fort Worth as one of the top ten best places to live in the United States.
The legit entity in this case is U.S. News & World Report.
The rankings are based on migration, desirability, quality of life, “value” and job-market health, using U.S. Census Bureau data to compare income and cost of living to show how comfortably people could live within their means. along with crime statistics, health-care rankings and education rankings to measure the quality of life.
The rankings were also a bit of a popularity contest with U.S. News & World Report polling people all over America as to where they were most interested in living.
Sort of surprising Fort Worth did not rank high due to that popularity contest part of the survey, what with, you know, how Fort Worth regularly causing cities and towns, far and wide, to be Green with Envy over something in Fort Worth.
A Texas town, other than Fort Worth, did make this top ten list, coming in at #1 as the best place to live in the United States.
These type rankings always seem a little bit goofy.
San Jose? I have been all over California, seeing many places in that state that would be a great place to live. But, San Jose? I have zero memory of anything about San Jose.
Des Moines? Fayetteville? The rest on the list I have some awareness of.
I think Austin would be a mighty fine town to live in. Except for being so close to all that mountain cedar pollen. That and the traffic.
If Fort Worth's Trinity River Central City Uptown Panther City District Vision ever becomes something America can see, and no longer America's Biggest Boondoggle, I'm sure Fort Worth will zoom right up to the top ten of any list measuring the best places to live in America....