More Home for the Money
Abilene home prices are nearly 35 percent below the U.S. average. That’s an extra 764 square feet! It also leaves $323 extra in your pocket every month based on a 30-year mortgage.
Lifelong Learning Opportunities
In addition to two highly-regarded public school systems, Abilene has six institutions of higher learning and over 10,000 students pursuing higher education.
A Spirit of Community
The Chronicle of Philanthropy estimates that Abilene is among the top 20 percent in median community contributions among metropolitan cities in the U.S.
Texas is one of only seven states without a state income tax, allowing Abilene residents to keep more of their earned wages.
At 3,000 MW generation, the Abilene region produces more wind power than 44 states and all but 12 countries. Abilene is also at the entrance to the Cline Shale, which offers a new, and potentially very significant oil and gas opportunity for West Texas.
A Lively Downtown
Abilene is known for a vibrant downtown featuring small businesses, the Abilene Civic Center, The Grace Museum, Center for Contemporary Arts, National Center for Children’s Illustrated Literature, the beautifully restored Paramount Theatre and our newest designation as The Storybook Capital of Texas- featuring classic storybook character sculptures around almost every corner.
Abilene’s commute time of 14.3 minutes is 11 minutes below both the U.S. and Texas averages. Over a full year, that gives Abilenians an extra 5,720 minutes or nearly 100 hours to spend in their business, their family or pursuing their passions.
Low Cost of Living
Abilene’s cost of living is 85% of the U.S. average according to Sperling’s Best Places.
Sports & Recreation
With prime land and scenic lakes, the Big Country boasts a solid reputation for hunting and fishing. Sports enthusiasts can enjoy playing around on one of several world class golf courses, or finish a set at one of the tennis centers.
Commitment to Dyess AFB
A community support award given out each year by the U.S. Air Force, Air Mobility Command, was won so frequently by Abilene, the Air Force said Abilene could no longer compete. Instead, the award was re-named the “Abilene Trophy”.