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Pros

-Historic/cultural interest
-Small-town atmosphere
-Cost of living

Cons

-Low incomes
-Recreation
-Isolation


What Bert Has To Say About Abilene Metro Area


Abilene is a former watering hole and junction where the Chisolm Trail met the railroad. Today the area is largely supported by agriculture but also has some minor manufacturing, three small colleges and universities, and nearby Dyess Air Force Base. The town has a good set of arts and cultural amenities for a town its size, and has been recognized for its use of the arts to preserve and revitalize the historic district.



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Quick Facts About Abilene


    ECONOMY
    The unemployment rate in Abilene is 4.10 percent(U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Negative. Abilene jobs have Decreased by 0.65 percent.
    COST OF LIVING
    Compared to the rest of the country, Abilene's cost of living is 12.20% Lower than the U.S. average.
    POPULATION
    As of 2014, Abilene's population is 121,721 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 14.13 percent.
    TRANSPORTATION
    Average Commute time is 15 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes.
    REAL ESTATE
    The median home cost in Abilene is $135,864. Home appreciation the last year has been 28.64 percent.
    SCHOOLS
    Abilene public schools spend $8,669 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 15.5 students per teacher in Abilene.

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Abilene
Grew up in the Houston area and went to college at ACU. I just moved back to Abilene after 2 years in the Dallas/Fort Worth area and 8 in Houston. Upon first glance,... (read more)
Single scene is lacking for over 30
I have lived here for five years being stationed at Dyess AFB. I love the sense of community here and the first I noticed was how friendly the people were. I have... (read more)
Comfortable, Easy Living
Cost of living is low, pace of life is easy, climate is mild, people are... (read more)
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