Best Places to Live in Amarillo, Texas

Small city - North Texas in center of Texas Panhandle
Pros
-Cost of living
-Low unemployment
-Relatively cool, dry climate
Cons
-Isolation
-Unattractive setting
-Crime rate

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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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Country: United States
State: Texas
County: Potter County
Metro Area: Amarillo Metro Area
City: Amarillo
Zip Codes: 79109, 79107, 79106, 79118, 79110, 79108, 79119, 79103, 79102, 79124, 14 total
Time zone: Central Standard Time (CST)
Elevation: 3604 ft above sea level

Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Amarillo is 3.20% (U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Positive. Amarillo jobs have increased by 0.03%. Learn More...
COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Amarillo's cost of living is 16.70% lower than the U.S. average. Learn More... or Compare Amarillo's Cost of Living
POPULATION
Amarillo's population is 198,645 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 26.03%. Learn More...
TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 18 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes. Learn More...
REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Amarillo is $113,500. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 19.79%. Check out the homes in the area.
SCHOOLS
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. Learn More...

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Housing Market in Amarillo

It's a good time to buy in Amarillo. Home Appreciation is up 4.5% in the last 12 months. Browse Amarillo Real Estate.

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Reviews for Amarillo    28 Reviews
Simple and enjoyable living - 3/3/2018
Good place to set down roots and live an affordable life style. Disagree with Stacy about it being more expensive then H town. Not sure what part you are describing?.... (Read More)

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Amarillo Texas is a ridiculous place to live. - 1/26/2017
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)

amarillo - 11/19/2014
Great size town, but very hot in summer. Must belong to a church to develop... (Read More)


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ZIP CODES IN AMARILLO, TEXAS
79109, 79107, 79106, 79118, 79110, 79108, 79119, 79103, 79102, 79124, 14 total