HOUSTON, Texas - Forbes magazine says major metropolitan areas such as Los Angeles, New York and Chicago are no longer the places where the American dream "habla español."
Jacksonville, Florida came in first on the list of cities where Hispanics are doing well. Although Los Angeles is still the place where most Latinos live, soaring home prices and fewer available jobs are pushing the community away to neighboring Riverside - San Bernardino area, which came in second. Baltimore came in third, and Houston was ranked as the fourth best city in the nation for Hispanics.
Dallas - Fort Worth, San Antonio and Austin all made the top ten. Miami came in 16th place. It looks like not everybody is Gloria Estefan over there. Home-ownership, number of businesses owned by Latinos and household income were the main factors taken into consideration for the list.
They say the future is wherever immigrants go. So, "bienvenidos a Houston": we might not be the Big Apple, but here there's plenty of fruit for everyone.