I'll admit being here in town for a few months has been a fun ride, I've seen how cold it can get here back in February and I'm already no stranger to heat being a Texas Native. There's really a lot of great reasons to call Amarillo home.

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The Weather

Michael J. Rivera/TSM
Michael J. Rivera/TSM

Despite the fact we had an unusually cold winter here in Amarillo, our weather here is generally not too bad, We don't have as many hot days as some other places here in the lone star state and rain isn't too big a deal here. We do have the occasional storm and tornado to watch out for but it's more the exception than the rule. Besides, if you hate the weather... give it a few minutes.


A guide sign for Interstate 40 in Amarillo, Texas
Michael J. Rivera/TSM

Ok, so it seems that I-40, I-27, Soncy or take your pick is under a permanent state of construction. Don't get me started on Georgia. As bad as we think we have it. We really don't for the most part it generally takes 10-15 minutes to get just about anywhere in town and even with rush hour add another 10 minutes on top of that in most cases which folks in Austin, Dallas, Fort Worth and Houston would dream about.

It's Affordable

Beautiful Home
Michael Flippo

For a Texas city the cost of living is really affordable when you look at what you get for the price. Generally speaking when you factor in utilities and costs associated with commute your dollar stretches a lot further here in Amarillo over cities not only in Texas but across the nation.

It's Texan To The Core But A Little Weird Is Perfectly Fine Here

Michael J. Rivera, Townsquare Media
Michael J. Rivera, Townsquare Media

There's plenty of folks who go around sayin' "Keep Austin Weird" and the idea is to embrace what makes it unique. Well Amarillo takes it to a new level. There aren't many places where you can find Cadillacs, Combines, or VW Bugs Buried in the ground or Road Signs that embrace the odd. While on the other side of the coin We love our Rodeo, Barbecue and Boots are perfectly acceptable fashion at anytime or for any occasion.

The People


Maybe you're sitting and chatting with a new friend at a Sod Poodles game or your out and about. The folks in Amarillo are a friendly bunch who love supporting local businesses and are willing to step up and help each other when times get tough with genuine heartfelt Texan hospitality.

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DID YOU KNOW?: These Famous People Are From Amarillo

These Amarillo natives have each gained some fame to their name. Take a look and see if you recognize them. If you don't, then keep on reading to learn a little more about these 806 success stories.

Can You Guess These Towns From Their Satellite Photos?

I'm always down for a good brain challenge. This one however got the best of me.
It's always a fun time looking up address or cities and seeing them from a satellite point of view. You start pointing out landmarks and things you recognize.

One thing you don't account for however is something looking bigger or smaller than you seemed to think it was. So we started grabbing a bunch of these satellite pictures of cities and towns around Amarillo.

As we looked at them, we thought to ourselves, "how fun would this be to actually have to GUESS what these places are?". So away we went.

Go ahead and try to see how many you can guess correctly!

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