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Houston, Dallas and Phoenix Are Home Improvement Capitals according to Verizon

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DALLAS - Southern cities with sunny summers top a list of cities for home improvement where landscaping and new pools are hot sellers during the spring home improvement season. In a ranking of home improvement categories on Verizon's, including landscaping, pool and spa construction, and painting, Texas cities Houston and Dallas ranked first and second, respectively, with the most listings in home improvement categories. Other cities that have a wealth of resources for primping their homes include Phoenix, Tampa, Fla., and Brooklyn, N.Y.

Here are the Top 20 Cities for Home Improvement from

  1. Houston
  2. Dallas
  3. Phoenix
  4. Tampa, Fla.
  5. Brooklyn, N.Y.
  6. Chicago
  7. Las Vegas
  8. Miami
  9. Jacksonville, Fla.
  10. Pittsburgh
  11. Atlanta
  12. Austin, Texas
  13. Denver
  14. Tucson, Ariz.
  15. Ft. Worth, Texas
  16. Baltimore
  17. Orlando, Fla.
  18. St. Louis
  19. Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.
  20. Manhattan, N.Y.

"In May, many people think about spending time outside, and it's natural to want to spruce up your home and garden," said Robyn Rose, vice president of Internet marketing for Verizon's "Adding a pool can increase the value of your home and definitely keeps those of us in the South cool during those steamy summer months. With, you can read reviews of local contractors that your neighbors have used and rated to find the service that best meets your needs."

For home improvement resources, go to Look for the star ratings and accompanying business reviews and profiles to help you find the service that fits your needs.

About Verizon

Verizon Information Services (VIS), a division of Verizon Communications Corp. (NYSE:VZ), is the nation's most advanced provider of yellow pages and related shopping information. It has $3.5 billion in revenues from products including: Verizon Yellow Pages; Verizon (, the nation's most advanced Internet directory and a leading online shopping resource; and the SuperPages On the Go information directory offered through Verizon Wireless Get It Now services and on other wireless carriers. The company is the largest publisher of Hispanic directories in the U.S. and the first to provide a Hispanic online shopping resource