This is some information that may be of interest to you. For general information and
some local links, please refer to the Regional Information for Amarillo.
Amarillo is a relatively inexpensive city to live in. There is no state income tax.
City sales tax is 8.25%. Housing is relatively easy to find and is priced from about
$50.00/ square foot for established neighborhoods to $110/sq. ft. for new construction.
Those figures can vary, but that is the average.
Amarillo is very much a "car" city. Nothing is really far away, but you will find
that your car is always taken. There is very limited public transportation, but would
rarely be an option. Many people walk around parks for exercise, but drive there to
do this. Biking is somewhat popular, but there are no bike racks at most locations
so it tends to be for recreation rather than transportation.
- Art Museum -located on the campus of Amarillo College.
- Historical/Art Museum - located on the campus of WTAMU
- Theater - Two live theaters - Amarillo College and Amarillo Little Theater. Both excellent.
- Civic Ballet
- Discovery Center (Hands-on Science Center) - located in Harrington Regional Medical
- The city has several branches to it's main downtown library. The library offers year-round
program, mostly for younger children.
- There is a medical library in the Medical School building.
- There is a college library on the campus of WTAMU.
There are 2 new theaters with stadium seating and digital sound.
There are 2 country clubs in Amarillo with 3 courses. There are also 2 public course.
One is open nights with lights. There are 2 miniature golf courses, one in the southwest
and 1 in the northeast as part of "Wonderland Park".
There are 2 tennis centers as well as courts at many of the area parks. There are
also tennis facilities at the country clubs and at one of the health clubs.
There are 4 major 4-plex ball fields and at least one 2 other lighted fields with
two or more diamonds. These are utilized by young and old alike. Leagues are scheduled
through the city and umpires are provided with the fees.
There are many Girl Scout and Boy Scout troops and there are camps for each just outside
the city limits. The Girls Scout Camp is utilized year round.