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-Cost of living
-Low unemployment
-Relatively cool, dry climate


-Unattractive setting
-Crime rate

What Bert Has To Say About Amarillo Metro Area

Set in the middle of the rugged plains of the Texas Panhandle, Amarillo is a true “cow town” of cowboys and ranch life, with some color left over from its glory days as a watering hole on legendary Route 66. Today the area is accessible by modern transportation, and modern heating and air-conditioning have tamed the harsh plains environment. These changes have led to population growth and buildup of the downtown area, but other than steakhouses and a few museums and historic sites, cultural amenities outside the native Western culture are about as scarce as trees.


Quick Facts About Amarillo

    The unemployment rate in Amarillo is 3.20 percent(U.S. avg. is 6.30%). Recent job growth is Negative. Amarillo jobs have Decreased by 0.34 percent.
    Compared to the rest of the country, Amarillo's cost of living is 18.00% Lower than the U.S. average.
    As of 2014, Amarillo's population is 191,118 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 7.60 percent.
    Average Commute time is 17 minutes. The National Average is 25 minutes.
    The median home cost in Amarillo is $97,700. Home appreciation the last year has been 1.10 percent.
    Amarillo public schools spend $8,660 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,435. There are about 14.5 students per teacher in Amarillo.

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re: A REAL opinion + Facts - 1/3/2013
Hi Mr. Alex, Please can I get the information. I am planning to stay with my family. But I am doing MBA in West Texas A and M university. I do not have job and home... (read more)
So glad I got out of here!
I unfortunately spent my first 18 years in this city. On a positive note, growing up here taught me not to take more lively, active cities for granted. Had I grown up on... (read more)
A REAL opinion + Facts
I've lived in Amarillo all my life and reading these opinions of other people disappoint me. I want to do our city justice. Amarillo as a city has everything you need... (read more)
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