The City of Amarillo is located right in the middle of the Texas panhandle. Also known as the yellow rose of Texas, it is a city that incorporates all the conveniences of the big city with the atmosphere of a small town. Downtown Amarillo real estate has many historic homes and business buildings listed on the National Register of Historic Places from the early 1900s, when Amarillo was the region's main trading center.
With about 14 million acres of agricultural land surrounding Amarillo real estate, it has the feeling of wide open space. But the Amarillo of today is still the commercial center of the Texas panhandle. Petroleum extraction is a major industry along with the largest meat packing plants in the US, the Bell Helicopter Textrons assembly plant, Tyson Foods and many others, including the storing and shipping of all the crops.
Amarillo real estate offers a high quality public education for grades K-12 through the Amarillo Independent School District, Highland Park Independent School District and the River Road Independent School District. There are 43 elementary, 14 middle, seven high schools, one youth center, one language center, one charter school and two alternative high schools in the Amarillo public school system. For parents seeking an alternative to public education, there are 12 private schools operating in Amarillo. For higher education, you can choose from the two-year Amarillo Community College, the Amarillo campus of the Wayland Baptist University, the Texas Tech University School of Pharmacy or the highly touted West Texas A&M.
Things to See & Do in Amarillo
If you're looking for outdoor recreation in and about Amarillo real estate,the Amarillo Parks and Recreation Department maintains over 50 parks for the public to enjoy hiking, fishing, ball playing or just an afternoon picnic in the park. There is also a skatepark for the skating enthusiast.
To get away from it all, located just south of Amarillo real estate, is the beauty of the Palo Duro Canyon State Park. Also known as the Grand Canyon of Texas, it is a natural wonder that shouldn't be missed. They have cabins to rent and RV hook-ups as well as hiking and biking trails and horse rentals. The Interpretive Center offers history, geology and wildlife exhibits.
The city of Amarillo has many attractions and events to honor the cowboy and the Texas culture, such as the Tri-State Fair and Rodeo, the World Championship Ranch Rodeo and the Kwahadi Kiva Indian Museum, which displays Native American artifacts and provides native dance performances.
But not all of Amarillo real estate is about the Old West. The Globe News Center for the Performing Arts is home to the Amarillo Opera, the Amarillo Symphony and the Lone Star Ballet. There are museums and art galleries and the Don Harrington Discovery Center, which is an interactive science center and space theater with over 60 hands-on exhibits.
There are so many interesting things to do in Amarillo that you will never be bored.
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