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Amarillo, TX is a great destination for tourists looking to experience the Wild West. Known for being the birthplace of legendary crooner Roy Orbison, Amarillo has plenty of attractions and activities to offer. From historic sites like the famous Cadillac Ranch and Big Texan Steak Ranch to outdoor activities such as horseback riding on Palo Duro Canyon, there's something for everyone. Visitors can also enjoy shopping in historic downtown or visit one of Amarillo's many art galleries and museums. The reviews of this great city are overwhelmingly positive, with most visitors noting its friendly people and amazing sights. People come from all over the world to witness its unique culture and attractions that you won't find anywhere else. Whether you're looking for a weekend getaway or an extended vacation, Amarillo is sure to provide an unforgettable experience.
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Quite possibly worse than Hell itself
I was originally from here, left for a number of years, and ended up back for a short time due to life circumstances. I have really tried to make the most of my time back in my hometown, but it has been absolutely miserable. I am excited to finally be making my forever grand exit later in this year!
If there were a place that gave Hell a run for its money on being the most depressing place ever created, this would be it. My three favorite places in Amarillo are the airport, Interstate 40 and Interstate 27, because those are the three quickest ways out! It honestly doesn't feel like a city at all, but more so like a gigantic truck stop community. Most cities have their own unique feel, culture, and identifying points, but Amarillo is about as cookie-cutter as it gets. It is essentially a large congregation of home bodies and people who want to stay in outside of work, church, and maybe their kids' extracurricular activities. The local commercial radio stations are Read More
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Not a good place
I moved to Amarillo when I was five and left at 34, the best thing I ever did. Sadly, I came back to help care for my aging grandmother, and as soon as I can, i am leaving this place for good. I refer to this place as the black hole of TX. There is nothing positive about Amarillo. There is absolutely nothing to do; it smells, it is dirty, it is so dry that it is unhealthy for your respiratory system, the people are rude you might get lucky and met a few genuinely nice people who are not fake. It is hard to make friends in this town unless you go to pubs or drink. The culture of this place is pretentious and think if you are not in Read More
Amarillo Texas, Sucks.
Amarillo is not a good place to live. For me it was like living in Hell. I lived there for 50 years. I graduated Canyon High. raised two kids. went through a divorce were the judge put me on the street in 48 hours. My X padded pockets,Texas is a 50/50 state but for most women they walk away with nothing some even end up homeless. Amarillo Texas is very hard on women, also Democrats, anyone who thinks different than those who run that town are done badly. If you notice there are only two different Convenience stores in all of Amarillo. Pack-a-sack and T-N-T. There is a reason for that, Same with donuts, car lots, real state, Non-profits, Thrift Stores, Etc. I knew a lady that owned a spa, They chased her out of town. This is no joke. The people there are mean. They do not like competition. And most are very greedy. You can not feed the homeless or let them camp on your property. The city code enforcement is dirty. If you go to a city meeting don't clap they will put you in jail. The Read More
People are great. some awesome pubs and eat spots. i really like the people here but there just ain't anything cool to do other than eat drink and play golf. when its cold no golf. Smokey Joe's Cafe is awesome both entertainment and the food. Not a long term destination. But again awesome Read More
Simple and enjoyable living
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?. Stacy make netter financial decisions.
Stacy Ann Bagcioglu, aka Stacey A. Burnside, Stacy Burnside, Stacey A. Rober, Stacey A. Roper, Staci A. Roper, Stacy A. Roper, Stacey A. Barnes. Amarillo. Chapter 7 Read More
Great size town, but very hot in summer. Must belong to a church to develop Read More
Amarillo is a city of about 220 thousand people. The cost of livinbg there is one of the cheapest I have found during my cost-of-living analysis of other cities. The climate is good for the most part with a low humidity. The only down other than heat in the summer is the constant wind that blows through the panhandle. I describe Amarillo as the best place to fly a Read More
So glad I got out of here!
I unfortunately spent my first 18 years in this city. On a positive note, growing up here taught me not to take more lively, active cities for granted. Had I grown up on the coast, in the mountains, or in a sprawling metropolis, I probably wouldn't appreciate it as much. That being said, everything else about Amarillo is quite depressing. It's extremely segregated, wildly lacking in diversity, and a culturally-poor city. In terms of economy, this place leaves much to be desired. The majority of jobs here are low-paying, service occupations, and if this trend continues, I can see the area having major financial problems in the future. The scarcity of water is another thing to monitor. Not many people want to live here, and that's why the major high-tech and creative industries are not blowing up here. Salaries are low, education levels are low, and crime is fairly high for a city it's size in this part of the country. Recreational opportunities are practically non-existent, and Read More
A REAL opinion + Facts
I've lived in Amarillo all my life and reading these opinions of other people disappoint me. I want to do our city justice. Amarillo as a city has everything you need except an apple store. - The restaurants are numerous and great! The schools.. education is above standard in the primary high school (Amarillo High) but lacks in other schools. Jobs are easy to come by and pay well. The housing is excellent! Real estate is very popular and there are new housing developments. Healthcare is mediocre. The public sanctuaries... awful. A city of this size deserves a aquatic center. People are kind and calm, tough and resilient. Amarillo's weather is mild, warm bare able summers and a swift cold winter. There is a lot of sun! Sports are competitive on the high school level (Excluding Amarillo High, they dominate at there level) but most great athletes go on to other places. It's a great place for your kids.. as long as your decent people. Amarillo is renowned for is crazy High school parties Read More
Leaving Amarillo: Bitter Sweet endings The GOOD Th
We lived in Amarillo for 5 months after my husband took a job there. We went sight unseen and I honestly tried to find great things about Amarillo before going and had a hard time finding anything "good" about Amarillo online. When we pulled into town my husband and I wanted to turn around... YES it was that bad, but I rest assure you there are some great things about Amarillo, which I never thought I would be able to say.
Most of the people are very lovely when we first moved in to our house my husband was at work and our neighbor came and helped us unload!
The cost of living/Housing: When you look on line it looks like Amarillo is cheap to live, but they are under going a housing crisis there are A TON of jobs there, but there is a housing shortage. If you have a large family get ready to pay big bucks or get a lower priced 3 bed for around 1200/month if you want to be in a descent neighborhood. Housing is usually much higher like 1400-1600 for 3 beds and up to Read More