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Pros

-Cost of living
-Nearby water recreation
-Recent job growth

Cons

-Low educational attainment
-Arts & culture
-Entertainment


What Bert Has To Say About Texarkana Metro Area


This area straddles the Texas-Arkansas border with Texarkana, Texas, to the west and Texarkana, Arkansas, to the east. The twin cities are inseparable. In fact, the state line bisects the post office, which serves them both simultaneously. Typical for the region, both cities are plain and quiet but business-friendly. Low business costs and a strategic location bring a fairly large albeit low-tech manufacturing base, including such items as tires, aluminum, cardboard and pipe fittings.



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Quick Facts About Texarkana


    ECONOMY
    The unemployment rate in Texarkana is 4.60 percent(U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Positive. Texarkana jobs have Increased by 0.62 percent.
    COST OF LIVING
    Compared to the rest of the country, Texarkana's cost of living is 18.40% Lower than the U.S. average.
    POPULATION
    As of 2014, Texarkana's population is 37,280 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 17.77 percent.
    TRANSPORTATION
    Average Commute time is 15 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes.
    REAL ESTATE
    The median home cost in Texarkana is $96,900. Home appreciation the last year has been 15.98 percent.
    SCHOOLS
    Texarkana public schools spend $8,933 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 14.8 students per teacher in Texarkana.

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Better than the Arkansas Side, But Still Hiding So
Texarkana, Texas is the main powerhouse of the wider Texarkana-Tex/Ark Metro Area (if you can call it that). This is a good small city which has all the amenities for a... (read more)
re: Awful Place to Live - 2/13/2011
I live here in Texarkana tx and so far I been robbed in a public parking lot forced to go to the atm. even told my bank and they didn't care. they wouldn't even try to... (read more)
Texarkana: A GREAT place to call home!
Texarkana, USA is a exceptional place to live and work!I grew up on the Arkansas side(Graduated from AR HS & Texas A&M-TXK with BS, MS) and I have lived the past 20+... (read more)
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