Lubbock, Texas 

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High Crime Rate and Stagnant - 8/15/2019
Lubbock is said to be a growing town, but, it is not for everybody. I've lived here for two years now, but it's time to move on to better things. The big thing is the crime problem in the city, a segregated population, the lasting affects of institutional discrimination -- among other things -- and lack of progressive economic opportunity as compared to other places. The social vibe: Some people are cordial in passing, even some instances of "Southern hospitality" (people-wise, Lubbock is generally conservative and spiritually religious). However, some folks are generally shady or not particularly outgoing. You have to carefully watch who you associate with.

As far as crime, if you live in Lubbock, there's a good chance of you becoming a victim of at least a property crime. Law enforcement here is awesome at apprehending perpetrators, but, people here seem to be pretty oblivious to how dangerous the city is and how worse it has become. There are shootings weekly -- Read More

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Plan on Living and Working in Lubbock - 1/20/2016
Just wondering if anyone can give me some suggestions? I plan on retiring in Lubbock,Texas. I plan on renting. Where would be the best area for my family to live? What are the best elementary schools? Thanks!

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Lubbock, Texas Not so Safe! - 6/25/2015
Sad to learn how dangerous this West Texas town has become. Completely, over taken with Down trodden people who have little. Burglaries happen hourly at a ridiculous rate committed mostly by druggies. Crime on the street throughout this town is increasingly rapid. Constant sirens from police to ambulance drivers racing to countless victims of this heartless community of ppl. Without the university this town would go up in flames! The university brings money and for the most part decent people to town. When locals are asked if this is a safe town they say yes, it is probably safer here than other places. When statistics and rankings are quoted their surprised? Statewide lubbock ranks top of the most dangerous cities in Texas beating Houston and Dallas. Parents looking at TTU need to become aware of the risks. This is the only place I have ever lived that has permanent signs throughout the city for hiring police officers. Groceries are higher than other places in Texas. Only one Read More
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Born and Raised in Lubbock - 3/20/2015
I was born and raised in Lubbock. More or less,I spent about 30 years of my life there. I will start with the positive. It is a well established and well built city with all the amenities and infrastructure of a regional hub,but it is surrounded by a vast and rural agricultural landscape. This makes for clean air,no pollution and really nice people that possess the friendliness of rural oriented folks. The city is built in an easy to understand grid style with very wide streets. It is one of the easiest cities to get around in. Traffic jams are extremely rare and it is simple to walk out of your house,get in your car and be at work in about 15-20 minutes. Suburbs in the traditional sense dont exist and that is another positive. The other great thing about Lubbock is the fact that the cost of living is very low. It is easy to buy a beautiful home in a high end part of town for next to nothing. Property taxes are low as are utilities. While the wages for jobs in Lubbock are not high,you Read More

Good city to live in - 10/13/2014
I've lived in Lubbock for over eleven years. To a tourist Lubbock is one of the worst places to travel, one would say it is, boring, hot, and has a desert-like climate. but for someone who has lived here for over a decade, it's not that bad. The weather sometimes gets cold, which is useful but mainly, the city is small, so you can find your way around easily. Lubbock is a great place to live in. Read More

Climate - 12/25/2013
Pretty good all around climate. The wind and dust gets Read More

Climate - 12/25/2013
Pretty good all around climate. The wind and dust gets Read More

It's a give and take place - 9/16/2013
Lubbock can be compared to an old shirt. It is not pretty nor glamorous, but it is comfortable and missed when gone. As a kid graduating from High School- I swore never to come back. But somehow, I keep going back.
Lubbock is a kick-back city that is short on formality and very casual on conversation. The man talking with you over coffee at McDonald's may be a Multimillionaire or a Heart Surgeon and you will never know it. People with big heads will be deflated quickly- But don't take it personally, it's all in good fun.
The sidewalks are rolled up promptly at 9:00 PM unless it is a game night. The weather is mild and the evenings pleasant during the brutal summer. The churches have a social influence, but they are not oppressive, nor does anyone particularly care about your lifestyle. "To each his own" is a common saying among Lubbockites.
The food is superb and the events, even if not your style, can be interesting. The Educational systems Read More

from a tourist view - 8/10/2013
ok. let's clear it a little bit.im from athens greece and was in lubbock for a weekend also in amarillo. rented a car from dallas and wanted to see as much as i can from the west. lubbock is a cool small city in the middle of nowhere.have it almost all a campus area and a laid back atmosphere.everybody here treats you as a cousin.and they are really warm and welcome with the outsiders. of course there are conservatives and religious.but after my big trip in big texas.i went to california and also there i was saw so many closed mind people even in LA. and san.fran.generally for me lubbock and amarillo was really enjoyable small cities full of colours and happy faces. but all those from a tourist Read More

from a tourist view - 8/10/2013
ok. let's clear it a little bit.im from athens greece and was in lubbock for a weekend also in amarillo. rented a car from dallas and wanted to see as much as i can from the west. lubbock is a cool small city in the middle of nowhere.have it almost all a campus area and a laid back atmosphere.everybody here treats you as a cousin.and they are really warm and welcome with the outsiders. of course there are conservatives and religious.but after my big trip in big texas.i went to california and also there i was saw so many closed mind people even in LA. and san.fran.generally for me lubbock and amarillo was really enjoyable small cities full of colours and happy faces. but all those from a tourist Read More


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