B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  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
$118,000
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$766
National
$928
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
    419
    273
  • Murder
    4
    6
  • Rape
    84
    41
  • Robbery
    137
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    913
    525
  • Theft
    3,356
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    394
    263

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$47,735
National
$53,889
Children
23%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    7%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    15%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    37%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    25%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    17%
    13%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools
  • Colleges

Amarillo Reviews

284 reviews
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In the 9 years I have lived here, I have made some long lasting friends. The people are friendly and are willing to help out with anything that you might ask. I have been involved with one of the local FFA organizations, the kids and parents have taught me so much about animals, their care and the showmanship. For the most part, the city is clean, but you do have the shadier side as you would in all major cities. The choice of restaurants is quite diverse - from ethnic to all kinds of fast foods. I really like living in Amarillo and can't see myself moving any place in the near future!
Review Amarillo
People are generally easy going and friendly in this northwesteren part of Texas. The weather can keep you guessing, but the sunsets are out of this world. Palo Duro State Park is a wonder inexperience for people of all ages, that is located just south of Amarillo. The town has many different cultures and religions. A variety of resturants polka dot the interstates with a grand diversity of flavors. The community college has some awesome professors that show individual attention. This town seems to be small enough to have that personal touch, but it also has just about everything you might need in that it is big enough to fill the supply and demand. Jobs are available. Housing is reasonable compared to other parts of the country.
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.