Abilene, Texas 

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+5.3% since 2020

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5.6 / 7.5

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Best Places to Live in Abilene, Texas

Abilene, Texas is a city in West Central Texas that offers plenty of activities for all ages. For those looking to get outdoors there are several parks and recreation areas for hiking and biking. The area also offers art galleries, theater performances, and performances by the local symphony. Education is top-notch here with McMurry University and Hardin-Simmons University both calling Abilene home. Shopping and dining experiences range everywhere from traditional cowboy stores to fine Italian dining. Whether you’re looking for a place to call home or just want some entertainment, Abilene won't disappoint! Small city - North-central Texas, 185 miles west of Dallas.
State: Texas
County: Taylor County
Metro Area: Abilene Metro Area
City: Abilene
Zip Codes: 79605 79601 79602 79606 79603 79607 79699
Cost of Living: -20.7% lower
Time zone: Central Standard Time (CST)
Elevation: 1790 ft above sea level

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Abilene, Tx Housing Market
Least Expensive HomesHomes Over 2,000 Sq. Ft.
Most Expensive HomesHomes less than 10 yrs old
All Single Family Homes
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.


The unemployment rate in Abilene is 5.6% (U.S. avg. is 6.0%). Recent job growth is Positive. Abilene jobs have increased by 2.0%. More Economy

Compared to the rest of the country, Abilene's cost of living is 20.7% lower than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Abilene's Cost of Living

October, April and May are the most pleasant months in Abilene, while July and August are the least comfortable months. Today's Weather | Climate Averages

In the last Presidential election, Taylor county remained overwhelmingly Republican, 71.7% to 26.5%. More Voting Stats

Abilene's population is 124,407 people. Since 2020, it has had a population growth of 5.3%. Learn More...

Average Commute time is 15.7 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

The median home cost in Abilene is Real Estate: $155,900. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 6.6%.

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. More Education

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Housing Market in Abilene

It's a good time to buy in Abilene. Home Appreciation is up 11.1% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in Abilene is $155,900.
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Reviews for Abilene   17 Reviews
Abilene, Abilene, prettiest city I ever seen - 11/11/2020
I've lived in 9 states, traveled over much of the U.S., and Abilene TEXAS is by far the best city I've ever lived. I find it beautiful here, love the climate and low... Read More

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Don"t move here! - 6/15/2020
We moved to Abilene for a military assignment and have never got out of here. We stayed initially for children and grandchildren then elderly parents. Now we can't... Read More

Abilene, A Family Friendly Christian City - 5/20/2020
I've lived in Abilene for the last 45 years and It's the best place to raise a family. Great churches, schools, jobs and sense of community. There is always something... Read More

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