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Fort Worth rated one of America’s best places for single women

Fort Worth rated one of America’s best places for single women

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Single women in DFW can toast to the latest rankings. Photo by Kevin Marple, courtesy of Dallas Farmers Market

To all the single ladies in Fort Worth and surrounding areas: Put your hands up in celebration. You’re living in one of the best places in the U.S. for unattached women.

Owners.com, an online real estate brokerage, just released a ranking of the 20 best U.S. metro areas for single women, and Fort Worth-Dallas lands at No. 3 on the list. Cincinnati holds the No. 1 spot, followed by Kansas City at No. 2. DFW was the only Texas metro area in the top 20.

Of course, other lists of the best places for single women are out there, albeit with different rating criteria, and none of them aligns with the Owners.com ranking.

For instance, Shape magazine put San Francisco atop its ranking of the 10 best cities for single women, followed by Portland, Oregon, and San Diego. Dallas-Fort Worth didn’t make the cut.

Over at real estate website Trulia, San Francisco earned the top spot in its ranking of the 20 best cities for single women, with Seattle at No. 2 and Minneapolis at No. 3. Austin showed up at No. 5, but DFW didn’t appear on the list.

San Francisco also grabbed first place in a ranking by Bustle.com of the 10 best cities for single women. Hoboken, New Jersey, was in second place, and Seattle came in at No. 3. Houston garnered seventh place, but DFW wasn’t in this ranking, either.

To come up with its ranking, Owners.com analyzed metro areas based on a variety of factors: the percentage of single women who own homes, housing affordability, crime rates, access to public transportation, walkability, and the cost of dinner for two. Owners.com filtered out metro areas where women earn below-average incomes.

Here are the relevant stats that Owners.com collected for DFW:

  • Percentage of single women who own homes — 13.7 percent
  • Average home value — $169,000
  • Median income for women — $40,484
  • Crime rate per 100,000 residents — 675
  • Transit/walkability score — 42 out of 100
  • Cost of dinner for two — $64