D-FW Continues to Win Awards

D-FW Continues to Win Awards

Will the accolades ever stop rolling in for North Texas? It’s highly doubtful since our cities continue to rack up awards. This time around, Grand Prairie, Plano, Irving, Garland, and Fort Worth are all making news.


Grand Prairie (No. 2), Plano (No. 9), Irving (No. 12) and Garland (No. 14) all ranked in the top 15 of WalletHub’s 2014’s Best and Worst Places to Retire. Though retirement and financial security are a common dream, the study reports that “a fifth of American workers approaching retirement age haven’t saved for it.”


In order to establish these rankings, the 150 largest cities in the U.S. were analyzed based on 25 key metrics. These included everything from cost of living to job prospects for workers 65 or older to the availability of recreational activities. Click the link above to see the full list of city rankings and to find out why our four cities are so impressive.


In other great news, Fort Worth’s Sundance Square won the International Downtown Association‘s “Downtown Pinnacle Award” for Downtown Leadership & Management. Here’s a basic summary of why it beat out the 10 other entries in the category:


“Sundance Square has added a remarkable, innovative lifestyle element to downtown Fort Worth: an extremely flexible, comfortable, and active space…literally on Main Street. Sundance Square Plaza makes downtown a more appealing residential option, a better hospitality offering and a more enjoyable office choice.”


So there you have it, people, living in D-FW is just the gift that keeps on giving!


Image via Sundance Square Plaza website

Of The Day: Fort Worth’s Sundance Square


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We’re sure everyone’s heard the hype surrounding Sundance Square in Fort Worth, but, just in case you haven’t, today’s OTD will give you the lowdown. It’s “widely acknowledged as the most exciting downtown area in Texas,” comprised of 35 blocks of entertainment and shopping that “attracts millions of visitors each year.” Are you one of them? If not, you should check it out!


The square has amazing restaurants, bars, shopping, hotels, and much more. The plaza, which lies at the center of everything, is a sight to see thanks to four 80×80 foot umbrellas, a stage, and three fountains, including one with 216 jets. This 55,000-square foot space is the perfect gathering place for concerts, parties, the arts, and just about any type of public entertainment you can imagine. It’s being called “the new centerpiece of downtown Fort Worth,” and, by the looks of these pictures, there’s no question about why everyone’s so excited about it.


There’s always something going on, and thanks to two apartment complexes, you can live right in the heart of it all! To see what’s happening there this weekend, click here.