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However, if you're one of those people who like wide-open spaces, blue skies, and friendly neighbors, come and join us down here in Amarillo, Texas. The weather is as warm as the people and the real estate pickings are plentiful. Whether you're after an apartment or a sprawling Spanish-style ranch home our real estate agents can help you find the perfect one.
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Amarillo: The Yellow Rose of Texas
Amarillo, Texas is located in the heart of the Texas panhandle in what as known as the Llano Estacado or "Staked Plains" region. It has relatively flat geography and a semi-arid climate which make it ideal for ranching. Amarillo, TX was established in 1887 and takes its name from the Spanish word for yellow because of the profusion of yellow flowers around Amarillo Lake. The current population of Amarillo is around 186,000 spread over an area of more than 90 square miles. The residents and businesses of Amarillo are largely self-supporting, as the nearest major city is Oklahoma City, which is nearly 300 miles away.
Amarillo, Texas' industry centers around ranching and meat packing and has almost since its establishment. In modern times the economy has branched out to incorporate more variety (and therefore more resistance to recession). It now includes petroleum and helium extraction and refining, manufacturing, and the growing of crops such as soybeans, corn, wheat and cotton. Local colleges such as Amarillo Collage and the nearby Texas A&M University provide employment opportunities for professors, researchers, and teaching assistants.
After-hours hobbies in Amarillo, Texas are much the same as they are in other parts of Texas: the population is heavily into playing, coaching and attending football games, especially at the high-school and college level. Gun clubs are also popular, as are horseback and cattle competitions like rodeos and roundups. The more outdoorsy citizens favor horseback riding, hiking and exploring nearby scenic locations like the Palo Duro Canyon State Park. There are also some extremely eccentric pastimes that draw tourists in from all over, like challenging oneself to eat an enormous steak, digging old Cadillacs into the ground nose first, and creating artwork out of old road signs.
Neighborhoods and Home Styles in Amarillo, TX
Amarillo, Texas isn't a major metropolis, so most neighborhoods in town are suburban in character. We have grassy, tree-lined neighborhoods for the nature-lover, open, desertscape neighborhoods for discerning claustrophobics and those who like their space, and all sorts of neighborhoods in between. We even have a smattering of apartments and condos nearer to downtown. To browse through a list of communities and find the one that's right for you, click over to our community page.
Most homes in Amarillo, TX are single-family but come in a variety of sizes and styles. Some are more traditional box-like structures with wooden shingles or aluminum siding and others are more open-plan Spanish-ranch revival styled. Some are brand new, some have historic roots, but all have a unique character all their own.
The best part about living in Amarillo is that we have enough space to spread out, so your neighbors won't be so close that you have no privacy and the land values won't be so high that you can't afford that view that you had your heart set on. Our population density is only 2000 people per square mile on average, with more room to grow in all directions.
Contact an Amarillo, TX Real Estate Agent
Now you're convinced, aren't you? There aren't many people who can resist the allure of sunshine and scenery. Now all that's left is to hand your old home off to a local real estate agent and start looking for a new one in Amarillo, Texas. Your first step is to click on over to our contact page. It has dozens of names, addresses, phone numbers and emails of local Amarillo, TX real estate agents. Choose the one you'd like to work with and give him or her a ring. We can't wait to meet you!