This Texas city was ranked on list of ‘rudest places’ in the U.S.

Longhorn cattle stand in front on a Texas-flag-painted shed on FM 1371 in Chappell Hill on Thursday January 2, 2014. JAY JANNER / AMERICAN-STATESMAN

Longhorn cattle stand in front on a Texas-flag-painted shed l on Thursday January 2, 2014. JAY JANNER / AMERICAN-STATESMAN

No worries, Austin, the rudest city in Texas is definitely not us. But according to Travel + Leisure, Dallas might be.

Every year, the magazine conducts its “America’s Favorite Places” open-response survey which asks readers to submit their favorite places and rate them in over 65 categories. The magazine defines cities as governed bodies with a population over 100,000. Out of the results comes numerous rankings including “most charming,” “friendliest,” and “most rude” — where Dallas can be found at No. 8 out of 15.

Here’s what the list had to say about Dallas.

Even with a healthy dose of Texas twang, Dallas didn’t come across to visitors as being very welcoming. What did resonate with travelers in the Big D were the city’s bars and barbecue, including brisket omelets for breakfast at Smoke or craft brews in Deep Ellum. Maybe travelers just don’t get what they expect from a trip to Dallas. As T+L’s Digital Photo Editor, a Dallas native, says in her hometown guide, you won’t find longhorns or oil rigs in this truly modern metropolis.

Unlike Dallas, this year Austin has  been ranked the No. 2 most-walkable city in Texas, the third best city to start your career, and sixth on the list of 25 best cities for jobs.

Sorry but not sorry, Dallas.

 

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