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Living in Amarillo, Texas:
Tips for Moving and Visiting

four local experts

If you've been wondering what it's like to live in or visit Amarillo, the Crowdsourced Explorer community can help. We asked four people living in Amarillo what someone who is considering moving to or visiting there should know. Here are their pros and cons, tips, and advice:


4 comments on “Amarillo”

Don’t unless you like hot desert weather and want to go back in time.

Marcie, says: 2023

If you plan on moving to Amarillo, you would enjoy many differences in our economy and culture. Amarillo is the Yellow Rose of Texas. It comes from the Spanish name amarillo which means yellow. We are also known for the Big Texan Steak Ranch and Brewery. While in Amarillo, most visit the Cadillac Ranch on Interstate 40 West. We are about 400 to 600 miles to the closest big city in any state near us. Amarillo has several nicknames such as “Bomb City” because of our ability to make bombs for the US government at Pantex. We also make several military air patrol devices such as the tiltrotor aircraft.

For those with children, it is important to know there are several different school districts in Amarillo. Learning about the different school districts will be helpful in determining where in the city you will want to seek housing. Rent and homes for sale are cheaper on the North side of town due to higher crime rates.

Allison, says: 2020

Amarillo has the most beautiful sunsets. You can experience all four seasons in one day! The community is supportive, kind and diverse. There’s nowhere else I’d rather be. You can easily travel from one side to the other in fifteen minutes or less. The Tri-State Rodeo, Palo Duro Canyon and Cadillac Ranch are huge attractions.

Clayton, says: 2020

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