There are many words that come to mind when you think of Dallas. "Barbecue," for one. A lot of traffic-related phrases too, like "road construction," "highway overpasses" or "valet parking."
More like "young, broke and fabulous"
But three surprising adjectives connected to Dallas are "young," "broke" and "single," at least according to Money Under 30, a website aiming to help 20-somethings with financial planning. Money Under 30 put together a list of the best 20 cities in the country for people to live in if their young, broke and single, using criteria such as cost of living, unemployment, number of bars and others. The idea is to find a city that makes for a good place to launch a career and find true love, all on the cheap.
The Big D makes it in the 19th slot on the list (take that, Minneapolis/St. Paul/Bloomington). All the cities share a few traits, like being big college or university hubs. Apparently Texas has more cities than any other state that are well-suited for the "YBS." Houston makes the cut, and Austin is at the very top of the list, which probably surprises no one.More »