At No.34, Plano is positioned as the highest-ranking of six North Texas cities who made the list for best places to live when it comes to Valentine’s Day, according to a nationwide 2022 WalletHub survey.
Garland earned the less-than-romantic sixth-best spot of the Texas mentions at a repugnant No.89.
Garland has the fewest offerings of flower and chocolate shops.
WalletHub Analyst Jill Gonzalez told The Dallas Express: “Valentine’s Day is a very old celebration, and flowers and chocolate are traditional gifts that express love. Flowers and candy are among the most popular gifts for Valentine’s Day. This is why it’s important for a city to have plenty of florists and chocolate shops per capita.”
Plano, on the other hand, is populated with significant enticements, providing a low average ticket price for Valentine’s Day parties and low restaurant meal costs.
WalletHub data disclosed that the average price for a Valentine’s Day party ticket in Plano is $21.67 compared to $34.67 for Houston and $40.40 for Austin.
“Plano’s low scores in other categories, such as the prevalence of affordable 4.5-plus-star Valentine gift opportunities, the number of attractions, nightlife options per capita, florists per capita, and forecasted precipitation for Valentine’s Day, kept it from ranking higher,” Gonzalez commented.
The cost of a three-course meal for two people at a mid-range restaurant in Plano is $57, compared to $55 in Houston and $60 in Austin.
“These costs were all adjusted for the median household income of the city to create the ranking. In terms of budget, Plano ranks seventh. Plano also has low average movie ticket prices, low beverage prices, low beauty salon costs and massage costs, and low prices for three-star hotel rooms.”
Fort Worth scored No.42, followed by Dallas at No.45.
The average price of a Valentine’s Day party ticket in Fort Worth is $20.25 compared to $41.71 in Dallas. The cost of a three-course meal for two people at a mid-range restaurant in Fort Worth is $47.50 compared to $62.50 in Dallas.
Irving and Arlington ranked in the bottom half of the list at No.71 and 72, respectively.
Nevertheless, the fact that six North Texas cities landed on the Best 100 list is a pretty lovely accomplishment, commended Gonzalez.