On Memorial Day, the nation pauses to honor the sacrifices of the men and women of the military. But Dallas does more than just say thanks. According to data-crunching website NerdWallet, Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington provides one of the best areas in the nation for veterans to live.
Using information on veteran opportunities, economics and "peer support," the survey named Dallas the No. 5 city for military retirees easing into civilian life. A low unemployment rate for veterans (6.3 percent) and a high rate of veteran-owned businesses (14 percent) bolstered Dallas' ranking.
Education was another high point, with several universities offering academic course credit for military service. To top it all off, a Naval Air Station is located just a few miles from downtown Fort Worth.
Other large cities making the grade include Virginia Beach (No. 1), Riverside, Calif. (No. 2), San Diego (No. 3) and Las Vegas (No. 4).