Don"t move here!
We moved to Abilene for a military assignment and have never got out of here. We stayed initially for children and grandchildren then elderly parents. Now we can't afford to leave.
We've lived here for over 30 years and I feel like my life was wasted here.
Unlike the natives of this town I have been blessed to live in other places so I do know what it's like elsewhere. Do not move here. It's ugly, very little rain, and people are only superficially friendly. I've been extremely lonely here and have never found friends or felt like I really belong anywhere. This is unlike everywhere else I have lived where I was a part of a group of good friends. I've really tried here, joining groups, going to church, getting a college degree, volunteering etc., but nothing has worked.
The city government is severely lacking. The town is full of trash, shacks, and enforcement of zoning is pathetic. You will drive down one street and see beautiful well kept houses and shacks next to them.
Again, Do Not move here.
Sharon | Abilene, TX