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


-Low incomes

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.


Small city - North-central Texas, 185 miles west of Dallas See Local Real Estate
Country: United States
State: Texas
County: Taylor County
Metro Area: Abilene Metro Area
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Schools: See Local Schools
City: Abilene
Zip Codes: 79605, 79601, ... 7 total
Time zone: Central Standard Time (CST)
Elevation: 1790 ft above sea level

Quick Facts About Abilene

    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. Learn more...
    Compared to the rest of the country, Abilene's cost of living is 12.20% Lower than the U.S. average. Learn more... or Compare Abilene's Cost of Living
    Abilene's population is 121,721 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 14.13 percent. Learn more...
    Average Commute time is 15 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes. Learn more...
    The median home cost in Abilene is $135,864. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 28.64%. Check out the homes in the area.
    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. Learn more...

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I love Abilene

Abilene, TX has the most genuine nice people in one spot that I have ever encountered and is the reason I fell in love with it. I also found everything I could want... (Read More)



I wasted two years of my life in this hellhole.

Abilene is a miserable little trash heap of a town and if you're considering moving here, you better have enough money to cover up as much nastiness as possible and low... (Read More)



High Crime?

I am considering different places to move in Texas (from Utah) and am doing a little research on Abilene. I found article about growing crime there and was wondering how... (Read More)



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