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As a state, California is propelled forward on the international stage by the leading industries of its globally renowned cities: Los Angeles and San Francisco. These two cities have played a significant role in ensuring California’s desirability on the global stage. Los Angeles’ leading media and creative industries, spearheaded by the film production of Hollywood have generated vast investment in the city through both business and tourism. As for San Francisco, the rise of Silicon Valley and the technology companies thereof have made it indispensable to California, the wider US economy and worldwide technological progress. However, with the rise of the technology industry in San Francisco, office rents have spiked 165% since Q4 2009. Whilst this demonstrates the desirability of San Francisco to technology companies to be in and amongst other leading global companies, it has also priced out a number of smaller companies now in need of another city to host their operations. Enter, San Diego.
San Diego is renowned for its craft beer microbreweries and independent labels that produce funky-flavoured, malt-heavy IPAs. But, we ask, there must more to this vibrant city than simply the trusty beer? In recent years, San Diego’s bar scene has blossomed into a varied and exciting landscape of oceanfront lounge bars with instagrammable skyscapes, beachfront tiki bars and enticing dens of drinking inquiry. Get the low-down on the hottest spots in San Diego with this quick and easy guide to the best bars in ‘America’s Finest City’.
The housing market in Dallas is cooling off during the coronavirus pandemic, but with the rest of the world beginning to open up, America is sure to follow suit. Texas, and Dallas especially, has been a favoured geography for investment from seasoned real estate investors in the past 30 years. In the last 20 years, house prices have risen sharply, jobs have been created, the city has seen more foreign investment than ever and communities are diversifying. The reasons for this are simple, Dallas is an attractive place to work, live and play. It is a city filled with possibilities and opportunities, drawing people from all over America to this shining beacon in the Lone Star State. Dallas has a prosperous business climate and low Texan taxes, attractive innovative companies and many residents. Whilst Austin, Texas has previously been the state’s jewel in its crown, Dallas is now stealing the limelight for savvy real estate investors. Since 2010, over 100 new companies have moved into the city’s shiny business district from other states, including Toyota North America from California and Topgolf from Illinois. Check out the seasons why Dallas should be the city, you choose to invest in this year.
Dallas is a jewel in the crown of Texas. Its sprawling metropolis, cowboy culture, rich history and modern success have made it a desirable place to live. Fort Worth is similar, but smaller. For those that live there, its home and home is all you need. However, we have all had the feeling before where you feel stale, in need of revitalisation and a change of scenery. Luckily for those in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, there is plenty of great scenery to be savoured, just a stone’s throw from the cities’ centres. For the best accessible weekend and day trips from Dallas-Fort Worth, check out our guide below.
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