Abilene, Texas 

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Never going back! - 1/30/2007
I was raised in Abilene and thankfully was able to move away after I turned 18. I will never be going back for anything other than visiting family for a short time. It is an ok place to live if you have never been out of Texas and don't know any better. It has flat as a pancake terrain except for the tiny brown hills around Buffalo Gap with mostly bushes that they like to call trees, and almost dried up, murky, muddy lakes with reddish brown water. Deffinatly wouldn't be appealing to the outdoorsy type. The most excitement that I can remmember when I was younger was the beuatiful lightning displays and having to take shelter whenever a tornado would be spotted over Dyess. Anyway, hate to sound so critical but I did grow up there so I should know. I wouldn't ever recommend moving to Abilene, you can deffinatly do better. Oh yea, and the schools that I went to really Read More

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Excellent Educational Institutions - 11/30/2006
Abilene has 3 universities as well as several technical colleges. The town is home to a large Air Force base. There are a large number of retirees in the community. The city has a huge Christian base and numerous Read More

Hot - 5/4/2006
Climate here in abilene is hot. Also, like much of texas, we have pretty bad thunderstorms in the Read More

Abilene...not the best or the worst city in Texas - 7/18/2005
Abilene, once rated in the top 100 best cities to live in, certainly is interesting. It is also known for its large number of churches per capita. Overall, the city (which has a small-town attitude) is an okay place to live if you are retired. Home to Dyess Air Force Base, Abilene has many residents who are transplanted. It is also home to three Christian based Universities: Abilene Christian University (Church of Christ), Hardin-Simmons University (Southern Baptist) and McMurry University (United Methodist).
Unemployment rates are high for the size of the city. Most jobs available are those in retail or fast food. In the last 3 years, the Abilene Independent School District has had to close down a particularly large number of elementary and middle schools due to families leaving the city. Most families have had to move to larger cities in search of better paying jobs to raise families.
On a scale from 1 to 10 (10 being the best), I would have to rate Abilene as a 4 of Read More
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