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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.

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Quick Facts About Amarillo

    The unemployment rate in Amarillo is 3.20 percent(U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Positive. Amarillo jobs have Increased by 0.03 percent.
    Compared to the rest of the country, Amarillo's cost of living is 16.70% Lower than the U.S. average.
    As of 2014, Amarillo's population is 198,645 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 26.03 percent.
    Average Commute time is 18 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes.
    The median home cost in Amarillo is $113,500. Home appreciation the last year has been 19.79 percent.
    Amarillo public schools spend $8,635 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 14.7 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)
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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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