RelocateAmerica.com, a Web site that provides people who are moving with local information, released its rankings of the most desirable cities to live in, and Dallas-Fort Worth managed a strong second-place showing. Tulsa earned the top spot.
The Web site’s president, Steve Nickerson, said that this year’s crop of cities stood out in their outlook for growth and their ability to rebound quickly from the economic troubles, which were the primary measures this year.
Not surprisingly, the top 10 is weighted heavily with Southern and Southwestern cities — only one was from a Northern state. And except for the Texas showings of Dallas-Fort Worth and Houston, the list favored midsize cities.Pittsburgh; Raleigh-Durham, N.C.; Huntsville, Ala.; Houston; Albuquerque; Lexington, Ky.; Little Rock; and Oklahoma City rounded out the top 10.
Indeed, Pittsburgh is quite the outlier in that group. You can read the Pittsburgh profile here. I get the sense that RelocateAmerica has a substantial stake in the local real estate market.