The Top 5 Most (And Least) Glamourous Cities In Texas
In the 2006 hit "Glamourous" by Fergie, she describes glamourous as...
"We flyin' first class, up in the sky
Well, a person can be glamourous and do glamourous things, but what about a city? Can a city be glamourous?! Well, according to a new poll by lawnstarter.com - it can!
The lawn care website took the 200 largest cities in America and judged them on "39 glam factors." Some of the deciding factors were how many million-dollar homes were in the area, how many fancy restaurants were close and the number of exclusive yacht clubs.
According to lawnstarter.com, here was their entire method in figuring out the list...
"For each of the 200 biggest U.S. cities, we gathered publicly available data on the factors listed in the table below. We then grouped those factors into six categories: Status and Wealth, Clubs, Fine Dining, Beauty, Fashion, and Entertainment. Next, we calculated weighted scores for each city in each category. Finally, we averaged the scores for each city across all categories. The city that earned the highest average score was ranked “Best” (No. 1), while the city with the lowest was ranked “Worst” (No. 200)."
Overall, New York was number one just beating out Los Angeles. The closest Texas entry is Houston ranking at number, Dallas also made the top ten (barely) at number nine. Here's how the top glamourous cities in Texas...
5. Fort Worth (#64)
4. San Antonio (#34)
3. Austin (#16)
2. Dallas (#9)
1. Houston (#7)
And now the least glamourous...
5. Killeen (#181)
4. Pasadena (#184)
3. Waco (#192)
2. Brownsville (#196)
1. Laredo (#197)
And, despite being at the bottom of the list, lawnstarter.com did share some positive things like...
Laredo has the highest share of upper-income households at No. 84 overall.
Waco is now a travel hot spot since Chip and Joanna Gaines’ made famous “Fixer Upper” on the Magnolia Network.
And, Brownsville is now known for its fine dining as local favorite Sylvia’s is a nationally acclaimed eatery.
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