Thursday, September 20, 2012
Hangonaminute: Dallas is the 7th dirtiest city in the nation?
Dallas has shopping! Big hair! Churches! And dirt?
DFW was docked points for its lack of green space, but the survey fails to explain what's otherwise so unclean about Dallas. It can't compare to No. 1 dirty girl New York City or No. 2 New Orleans.
The survey was created from T+L readers' rankings on cities they want to travel to. The Dirtiest Cities list is the bottom of that barrel -- those metros that are big, have great nightlife, but aren't necessarily tidy.
Houston is the tenth grimiest, according to the story, mostly because of its ozone issue.
San Antonio rounds out the list of Texas cities at No. 16. The research doesn't seem all that scientific: "The Texas city has festive flea markets, barbecue, and a legendary old fort — and none of them are known for being pristine," according to the survey. T+L must not realize what a sin it is to dis San Antonio because of its apparently grubby Alamo.
Back here in Dallas, I'm told we clean up pretty well. Better than Houston, at least, amirite?