Abilene, Texas 

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Abilene- A truly terrible place to live - 5/3/2019
There is nothing here but terribly bad weather and winds, no rivers, mountains or decent lakes to even swim in. No outdoor activities, flooding rains or torturous heat and 20-30 mph winds. There are potholes everywhere because the city streets are not maintained, there are no jobs to speak of here. IDK why anyone ever decided to move here and start a town. It is beyond me, unless its because these people have never lived anywhere else and have no idea what they're missing out on in Read More

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Never been there.. - 6/9/2018
..and not planning to Read More

This place is literally hell - 4/15/2018
I will never be able to stress enough why you should never move, or visit, this terrible black-hole of a town. If you are military and get dragged into this hellhole, I fully apologize and can't even begin to thank you for the sacrifice you've made that will never be repaid for rotting away here for four to six years of your life. First off, if for whatever ungodly reason you ever decide, or are forced, to move to this craphole, you'll want to have a lobotomy done so that you will be on par with the idiots that make up this "community". The way people drive here is incomprehensible as you will have people pull out in front of you daily, change lanes while turning, normally with no blinker to compliment said turn, drive so slow under the speed limit that they may as well be walking, ignore yeild signs as if they were optional, and somehow cause traffic jams in a town that's population is smaller than the amount of brain cells the average Abilene citizen possesses. The roads in this Read More

I love Abilene - 10/15/2017
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 there in the way of shopping, airport, and entertainment.

I loved it so much I bought property there!! Read More

I wasted two years of my life in this hellhole. - 9/11/2017
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 enough standards to not care about the rest. The city itself is ugly as sin with enough abandoned buildings for everyone. If you're looking to enjoy the great outdoors, you can expect a lake full of dead fish and vast miles of flat scrubby wasteland with not a speck of green in sight. Just stay inside and run up your air conditioning bill instead. The city water is undrinkable though, so you'd better stock up on bottled water at one of our many frequently-robbed convenience stores. The crime rate is much higher than reported due to an overly-funded but shockingly incompetent police force. They do manage to catch a terrifying lot of child predators and meth producers though. Culturally, you can expect a tightly-knit community of armed and suspicious white trash, and plenty of fun family activities like drunk driving, Read More

High Crime? - 5/9/2015
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 much of an issue this is. Are there a lot of bad Read More

Abilene - 11/6/2011
Grew up in the Houston area and went to college at ACU. I just moved back to Abilene after 2 years in the Dallas/Fort Worth area and 8 in Houston. Upon first glance, there isn't much to do. There isn't a night life to speak of, except going to movies and eating at chain restaurants. Bars and clubs are either dives or 18+ hangouts. But, upon closer inspection there is usually something to do on the weekends for families and if you know where to find them, there are some pretty good restaurants. Theatre at the local colleges is pretty good, usually, and there is also a very decent, however small art museum at the Grace, downtown. And, if you like college and high school football, you will not find yourself wanting. Summers are hot and it might freeze or snow once or twice during the winter, but generally comfortable between Sept-May. One thing to remember is that this is a very conservative community, but I've found that, like just about anywhere, you can find like minded Read More

Single scene is lacking for over 30 - 1/31/2009
I have lived here for five years being stationed at Dyess AFB. I love the sense of community here and the first I noticed was how friendly the people were. I have become a member of a wonderful church that have become my family. My only complaint this city is the lack of places to meet quality single men over the age of 30. This is a great place to raise a family because of the reasons I mentioned before but not the place to live in hopes of meeting a Read More

Comfortable, Easy Living - 8/25/2008
Cost of living is low, pace of life is easy, climate is mild, people are Read More

Abilene...The Friendly Frontier - 5/31/2007
Abilene is known as "The Friendly Frontier" and it really lives up to the name plus the city has a lot of other great attributes. Growing up in a large metropolitian area I came to Abilene to attend college and have never left...choosing to raise my family here. Besides all the friendly people here, Abilene is home to the "10 minute rush hour" and has a very low crime rate and the unemployment rate here is very low...about the only people not working are those who choose not too. The sunsets here are unbelievable...
they are so beautiful. If you are looking for a great place to slow down and enjoy life check out Abilene...it won't disappoint you...it didn't Read More


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