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If you’re looking for the country’s best places for careers and business, Dallas and Fort Worth are two of the best. Forbes has come out with their 15th annual list of the best places for business and careers. They chose both Fort Worth and Dallas as a part of their top 25.

What are the Criteria for the List?

The list made by Forbes uses certain criteria to choose the locations with best business and careers. They consider factors, such as an educated labor forces, a strong business climate, and a business climate is fueled by low cost.

They chose cities with lower business startup costs than the national average, cities with a workforce filled with college graduates and cities with more high school graduates than the national average.

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Dallas Arboretum - Image Credit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/rjhuttondfw/9936699415


This fall season you can enjoy the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden’s itinerary of events  perfect for the season. From Pumpkin Village to Cinderella’s Carriage, 2014 is bringing back all of your favorites for fall. Here is what you can expect for the upcoming season.

Kimberly-Clark Mommy & Me Mondays and Kimberly-Clark Tiny Tot Tuesdays

On Mondays and Tuesdays, moms, grandparents and caregivers can bring the children out for nature art, face painting, a petting zoo, and Kindermusik. The event will last from 10am-4pm at the Martin Rutchik Concert Lawn.

Family Fun Weekend

On October 25th-26th from 9am-5pm, Family Fun Weekend will allow the kids to trick-or-treat through the gardens. There will be family fun activities, costumed

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Regardless of whether you prefer a nice spacious single-family home in the suburbs or something in the middle of downtown Dallas that has just a bit more pizzazz, it’s always fun to take in the uniqueness and individuality of all the different loft conversions around the downtown district. The history behind each building, the distinctive interior finishes, and usually the vibrancy and energy surrounding the entire neighborhood all give Dallas lofts for sale a certain attractive quality that you just don’t get in places other than a big city.

So whether you’re in the market for a chic and stylish new Dallas loft for sale, or simply just enjoy looking at what some of these authentic urban homes have to offer, here’s a look at this week’s new loft

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Gated HomesFlower Mound is home to many gated communities for residents preferring a gated and guarded neighborhood entrance. Here are four popular choices found throughout the area.

Point Noble

Point Noble is located in the southwestern portion of Flower Mound. It is located on north shore of Lake Grapevine. This luxury neighborhood contains 45 homes and contains both guarded and gated neighborhood entrances.  

Homes average about $857,000 and median size is 6,000 square feet. Lot sizes are around 1.5 acres. Most homes were built between 1996 and 2004.

Students in Point Noble can attend Liberty Elementary, McKamy Middle School,and Flower Mound High School in the Lewisville school district.  

Estates at Tour 18

On the west side of Flower Mound is

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Fall Festivals and Events in DFW - 2014

It’s official: summer is over and the autumn season has finally arrived.  To some of us, there’s nothing quite like the leaves changing colors, the early part of the football season, and of course the return of pumpkin flavored…well, everything. But just because summer has come and gone doesn’t mean there aren’t plenty of things to do all around the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex. In fact, some might even argue that there’s more to do in DFW during that fall season than any other time of year. And to prove, here’s our list of the top DFW fall festivals we recommended checking out this year:    

Autumn at the Arboretum – Dallas, TX — September 20 – November 26

An event that features over 65,000 pumpkins, thousands of autumn florals, and Cinderella’s

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Luxury Homes in Colleyville, TXColleyville is a city and suburb of Fort Worth, Texas.  It was established in the early 1900’s and is currently located about 12 miles from Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport. The population is about 22,807 according to the 2010 census.

The top four neighborhoods in Colleyville with million dollar homes include:

  • Tanglewood
  • Castleton Manor
  • Leyton Grove
  • Timarron

Tanglewood

Tanglewood is a luxury neighborhood in the northeast part of Colleyville. When construction is complete, it will contain just 20 homes. Building started in 2004. This gated community offers a home owners association and a greenbelt. The homes are on .7 to .8 acre lots.

The schools in this area are Colleyville Elementary, Cross Timbers Middle School and

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Winter BootsIt’s that time of year when everyone is preparing for the fall and winter seasons. It’s time to get the clothes and shoes you need for the upcoming season full of festivities, holidays and gatherings.

You don’t want to be wearing last years’ trends when there are so many great shopping opportunities in DFW. Try one of these stores for the latest trends and to update your wardrobe.

Stanley Korshak

500 Crescent Court
Dallas, TX

Stanley Korshak is the place to shop for women and men’s shoes. They have top designer brands from all over the world, and you’ll love their amazing shoe section.

Due to their notable shoe brands, they are on the list for top luxury Dallas upscale shops. Stanley Korshak is the store you need if you are looking for the

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For barbeque lovers, you won’t want to miss the Clark’s Outpost in Tioga, Texas. It’s located at 101 Highway 377 at Gene Autry Drive.

Although it’s just over an hour drive from downtown Dallas, it’s definitely worth the trip. You won’t want to miss their smoked briskets, French fried corn-on-the-cob and the seven inch Coconut Cream Pie.

Menu

The food at Clark’s Outpost is one of a kind. They smoke their meat for 72 hours before serving it. Most places smoke their meat for a few hours on a low setting, but Clark’s lasts 3 days to get it just right.

There’s no secret to their amazing taste; they just put the meat on the grill and let the wood do the work. The smoke gives it a perfect flavor.

Add one of their side dishes like the Jalapeno

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Log Cabins For Sale Near Dallas, TX

Just what makes living in a log cabin around Dallas so desirable? Is it the rustic look and authentic “old-west” ambiance that attracts so many of today’s home buyers looking for a real Texas-style ranch? Or perhaps it’s simply the homey feel that’s undeniable in so many of the log cabins you’ll find for sale all across the DFW region.

Whatever your reason for wanting to own one of these romantic, and truly unique, pieces of Texas-paradise, the DFW real estate market is filled with all kinds of log cabins or homes, each boasting their own unique and attractive qualities that you just won’t see in a modern or traditional home.

At any given time, home buyers in DFW will likely find dozens of log cabins listed for sale, making it a real challenge to

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Work-Live Lofts in Dallas

In a post-recession world, more and more people are starting to work from home, making the need for home office space a major priority when it comes to buying a new home or condo in DFW. Last year, a Forbes article estimated around 30 million Americans work from a home office at least once per week, while a study from Telework Research Network projected that number will increase by roughly 63% over the next five years.

Enhanced video conferencing technology has been a major factor in the sudden influx of employees working from home, which allows companies to cut expenses on larger office spaces and employees to spend less time commuting, as well as less money on gas or public transportation.

Not everyone who works from home has a typical office or

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