Amarillo

260 reviews
  1. City in Texas
A
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    A-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Real Estate
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    A+
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C-
  12. Commute
    A

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$114,800
National
$176,700
Median Rent
$751
National
$904
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    39%
  • Own
    61%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    418
    264
  • Murder
    4
    5
  • Rape
    115
    37
  • Robbery
    143
    135
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    928
    575
  • Theft
    3,368
    2,114
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    430
    257

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$47,053
National
$53,046
Children
23%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    7%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    15%
    18%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    36%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    25%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    17%
    14%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools
  • Colleges

Reviews

260 reviews
  • Excellent
    21
  • Very Good
    123
  • Average
    95
  • Poor
    16
  • Terrible
    5
Amarillo offers an array of activities. It's community college offers dual credit classes for high school students wishing to kick start their college experiences. Amarillo schools take sports seriously. The diversity of people allow for the best decision to be made in the city council. Crime rates are low. Polk street lights up the night for those seeking active night lives. In the outskirts of Amarillo, the view of the stars is indescribable. Construction dots roads around town, which makes transportation difficult. This city is family oriented and offers many parks. The parks are well kept and are beautiful in every season.
  • Current Resident
  • 3 months ago
I love that everywhere only takes about 10-12 minutes! The town is full of smiling faces, hard-working families, and growing productions. It has really been a great time living here in Amarillo.
  • Current Resident
  • 3 days ago
City isn't too big or too small, just the right size. Overall a great place to raise a family. The price of real estate is very affordable. Job opportunities are great! Medical community is fantastic. The city is growing greatly.
  • Nearby Resident
  • 12 days ago