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Amarillo, Texas   Add Favorite    27 Reviews | Review This Place


-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 10 years 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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Amarillo Texas is a ridiculous place to live.

Amarillo is hot. Like high 90's -low 100's hot. When the wind blows you feel like you live in a confection oven. Sometimes it gets so windy that you almost get... (Read More)




Great size town, but very hot in summer. Must belong to a church to develop... (Read More)




Amarillo is a city of about 220 thousand people. The cost of livinbg there is one of the cheapest I have found during my cost-of-living analysis of other cities. The... (Read More)



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