Outside of the beautiful and varied homes for sale in Abilene, Texas, there are many reasons why this metropolitan area and local suburbs are a great place to call home. If you’re considering buying a new build home or house for sale near Abilene, TX, I think you’ll be pleasantly surprised to get acquainted with the outstanding family, cultural and West Texas hospitality the area has to offer.
Here are my top 10 reasons you should consider investing in Abilene realty and making this great city your new home.
#1: Hospitality Of Course
To quote the famous Waylon Jennings…
Prettiest town I’ve ever seen
People there don’t treat you mean
In Abilene, my Abilene.
There is just something about Abilene that lures people in. People seem to greet you with a smile on their face. It’s just the way we were raised. I can’t tell you how many times I have gone through the Starbuck’s line only to find that the car in front of me paid my bill! We believe in pay it forward!
#2: Family Activities
Try the Drive In…
Movie lovers take a drive to their favorite seat in the great outdoors! Enjoy the simple pleasures of tuning your radio station in the comfort of your own vehicle, kicking back and enjoying the big screen. Don’t miss the Old Time Concession Stand with funnel cakes, cotton candy, hot dogs, and more!
Hear the Call of the Wild at the Abilene Zoo…
The Zoo has more than 1,000 animals to see! Catch a ride on the train or try the paddleboats with the swans!
See the world from a standup paddle board at Fort Phantom lake or spend an evening of outdoor fun at Abilene Christian University’s summer “Movies on the Hill”.
Family fun is nearly limitless in Abilene! (I’ll keep you posted on the annual events so you don’t miss anything!)
#3: Low Cost of Living
The cost of living in Abilene is 6% lower than the Texas average and 14% lower than the national average! That means more money in your pocket!
#4: Education Opportunities
If you are looking for higher learning opportunities look no farther. We have a plethora of colleges and universities including:
- Abilene Christian University
- Hardin Simmons University
- McMurry University
- Texas Tech University of Health Sciences
- Texas State Technical College
- Cisco College
- Hendricks Radiology and Nursing
Another plus…an abundance of college kids in one town means an abundance of babysitters!
We are all in this together. Abilene thrives on community involvement. From the art walk every second Thursday of the Month or the annual Cajun Fest held by Abilene Education Foundation, to the Kawanis Annual Pancake Dinner or the Dancing with The Stars fundraiser for Hendrick Home for Children you can count on Abilene to support its own.
#6: Small Town Feel
We may be growing in size but Abilene’s small town feel sets it apart from other cities. Maybe it’s the sense of safety or family-friendliness. Maybe it’s the down to earth laid back culture or the unique neighborhoods and districts full of identity and culture. We treasure and support our local business and believe that individuals can act on their ideas, contribute, and make a difference in our community.
#7: Thriving Downtown Amenities & Events
Anyone walking through downtown Abilene will experience the area’s modern, hip vibe masterfully mixed with cobblestone streets and century old buildings that evoke memories from the past.
From historic attractions to the best meals in town, make sure you make a point to cross everything off the list…. (I would hate for you to miss out!)
- Paramount Theater
- The Grace Museum
- Center for Contemporary Arts
- The National Center for Contemparary Arts
- The Story Book Capital of Texas
- Frontier Texas
- Monks Coffee Shop
- McKay’s Bakery
- Hickory Street Cafe
- Cypress Street Cafe
- The Mill Wine Bar
- Vletas Candy
#8: Quick Commutes
My husband laughs at me when I say I have to drive all the way across town! (He’s from Dallas) Truthfully that takes me 10 minutes. You can get to nearly anyplace in Abilene in 10 minutes. Traffic jams are pretty much non-existent unless it’s the day before Christmas or you are headed to the football stadium on a Friday night.
#9: Military Friendly
I feel the need… the need for speed! For all you Top Gun fans out there it is commonplace to see the sights and sounds of jet engines roaring through the Abilene skies. My son still talks about the Dyess Air Show and can hardly wait for the next one!
Abilene somehow managed to skip winter this year. We don’t get too hot and we don’t get too cold. I would say for the most part… Abilene is just right.
In more technical terms our average high is around 95 and our average low is around 32. We get really excited by a snow day… and if there happens to be ice we pretty much shut down the city. We do not drive well on ice. It’s not our fault… we just rarely get an opportunity to practice.
As you can see, Abilene is near and dear to my heart. From the people to the vibrant communities, I’m so proud to call Abilene my home. I would be thrilled to introduce you to this special place and help you get settled in your dream piece of real estate in Abilene, TX.