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Abilene, TX

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Located in central Texas, Abilene has a population of just over 120,000. It is now a fast growing city but manages to rank #1 in public education for the State of Texas. It is a healthy mixture of business and residential areas making it a very good town to live in.

Key City Stats
The average age of Abilene, TX is
25 to 29
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  • Age Demographic of Renters
  • 25 to 29 years
  • 30 to 34 years
  • 35 to 39 years
  • Male
  • 9.5%
  • 6.98%
  • 5.58%
  • Female
  • 8.05%
  • 5.6%
  • 5.57%
$730
is average rent in Abilene, TX
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  • Rent Range
  • $650 to $699
  • $700 to $749
  • $750 to $799
  • Percentage of household units
  • 8.5%
  • 7.82%
  • 6.87%
32.43%
of units are available for rent in Abilene
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  • Vacancy Status
  • For Rent
  • Rented, not occupied
  • Other vacant
  • Housing Units
  • 1646
  • 418
  • 2075
Getting Around in Abilene, TX

As with most Texas towns, you'll want to own a car here and should take into consideration your commute when you begin your search for your Abilene apartment.

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The average commuter time in Abilene is:
10 to 14 minutes
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  • Time Range
  • 25 to 29 minutes
  • 30 to 34 minutes
  • 35 to 39 minutes
  • Percentage of workers
  • 1.57%
  • 3.09%
  • 0.34%

University Diversity

<p>Home to six universities, junior colleges and vocational colleges, much centers around the college campuses, and the campuses offer up much diversity in learning environments and teaching styles. Abilene Christian University has the goal of becoming the "premier university for the education of Christ-centered, global leaders." by 2020. And Hardin-Simmons University was founded in 1891 and has been running ever since. If you're looking for a new city to get educated in, Abilene is it. But don't fret if school isn't your thing, there's a lot more than education going on in Abilene!</p>

Cattle Town

<p>Beef is king in this Texas town. Once settled into your Abilene apartment, you'll want to start sampling the local fare. Betty's Little Brisket is famous for its barbeque, and is thought to be the best in the whole state but Harold's runs a close second and is full of character and characters. The Lytle Land Company is great for inexpensive steaks while Alfredo's is the hot spot for Mexican food. La Popular is a bakery but they also serve up the best breakfasts in town. This city may not be huge but the variety of restaurants is!</p>

Hot Climate, Cold Drinks

<p>Abilene is a different kind of party town. You'll find a number of good dive bars like The Longhorn, which are entertaining and inexpensive. You'll get about four drinks for $10 there. Sports bars like the Zone and Fastlane are equally popular and you'll be able to meet some new people too. There are a number of Tejano bars which you'll get to know in time, and they can be fun! Your Abilene apartment will be close to a great neighborhood bar which it won't take long to find.</p>