Everything I need to know about Amarillo Texas (Houston, Dallas: transplants, amusement park)
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1) From the 3 you've narrowed it down to, I've lived at Crossings at Bell and while they are older, they were just fine. They are about a block away from some HUD housing and so we had our car broken into one time. Other than that, the neighborhood is lovely for walking in. I had friends at Tiffany Square and they really like them, plus that's a good neighborhood behind them (Belmar) and it would be right off of I-40 so quick access to anywhere in the city. Not sure about dove park.
2) A lot of conservatives, but also a nice mix, with a very strong arts community (we're considered a model city for arts for our size).
3) Not much racism that I've noticed...definitely in some of the smaller towns with the older folks but all of that is fading away.
4) There is crime, but it seems the vast majority is in the east/northeast part of town. Just be smart and everything is peachy - I've lived here my whole life and have only encountered crime once (my car being broken into).
Don't know about a lot of Spanish people but there are a lot of Spanish-speaking people. ) Seems the demographic of 35% sounds about right. We live in harmony and we have some GREAT Mexcian food!
Probably not about Amarillo, but I have wanted to get out of NY since I got here, which is for the last 13 years. PLus, Amarillo is a way to texas. In 2 to 3 years we will probably move down into austin or dallas. Whatever gets us out of NY is aswome. So if it's Amarilloso be it. I am more than excited, and can't wait. Anything has to be better than being here and paying so much money for something that I do not enjoy and barely leave the house.Woooooohhhhooooo!!!! cant wait.
Want to know about Amarillo do you? well first thing I can say is if you dig deep enough you will find bad no matter where you go; however good behavior and bad behavior should be proportional to population size. Also, how big are the problems when they do happen? this should be one of the questions that come to mind in making these decisions. as for myself I had to move from Amarillo, my birthplace and home to my upbringing: I was having bad nightmares and a fear for my life, for you see, I am gay, and such is simply not tolerated in Amarillo. In your research I recommend you look up these stories. Paul Ingler's lawsuit against Oprah Winfrey, Dustin Camps murder of Brian Deneke, The group "Repent Amarillo" Declared by the department of homeland security as a terrorist group and on their watch list. Please do not get me wrong, I am not saying all Amarillo citizens are bad people or racist however bigotry, hatred, and racism, seem to be common in this place. If you are White, Christian, Conservative, Heterosexual, then you will fit in quite well.
however if you do not fit into this small category then you will find life to be a bit wanting in this place. I remember the taunts, hatred, name calling, and flat out violence used against myself, and I shudder as to how many times I came close to loosing my life. Amarillo has the problems associated with places that are five to six times larger in population. A co Worker of mine was driving to california by way of I40, I warned him to fill up and not to stop in amarillo, but he did stop for gas, and according to his account he was there no more than four or five minutes when he started hearing nigg. this and *** that, he came back with stories that confirmed all that I had told my co workers of. Well sounds like I am ranting so I will call it quits at that.
Good luck in your search for a new home, and if it does not work out try Dallas, Its like a 180 degree turnabout from Amarillo as to how people treat others.
Also, is it true about all the spanish people in texas or are people just exaggerating? It seems like a lot of people have posted that there is tons of them there and that they are taking over texas. that can' be true!!! i think the demographics say it's like 35% or something.[/quote]
Maybe you didn't mean the paragraph above to be offensive; however, Texas (obviously) borders with Mexico. Of course there will be many "Spanish" people in Texas. The Mexican-American culture is a rich part of the cultural traditions in Texas and part of Texas' history.
I wrote in another post today about people who move to Texas and then complain about it in some way. Trust me, if I moved to New York tomorrow, I wouldn't complain about what makes New York, well, New York. I wouldn't ask natives of New York about whether a particular ethnic group is "taking over" New York either. If I didn't like New York the way it is, I wouldn't move there. I would stay where I was from.
Well, I see what your saying, but I disagree. I am simply asking what type of people live in Texas,. Never living there I am curious. And if I see tons of stuff and comments about how Spanish people are taking over, or being a large percentage, then I'm going to ask about it. I didn't call em names or was rude in anyway, I just asked a question about a certain group of people because that is what came up a lot in posts. And since I am an open person, when a question pops up in my head, I ask it. It's not like I asked why they are there and how bad is it with “Spanish.”people there. And how much crime they create. Then I would say that your right. I just asked it was everyone was stating was correct or not.
And pretty much everyone is bound to complain about something when they have been used to one way or another their whole life, and then they move and it gets taken away, or gets worse. So until you move to NY, don't say that you won't complain, because you don't know until you get there.
P.S I wasn't complaining at all. Was asking questions.....I can't wait to get to Texas, and get out of this **** hole.
But thank you so much for your thoughts. Much appreciated.
I am so sorry to hear some of your story. It sucks for anyone to ever have to go through something like that for any reason. And especially for something so stupid. Who cares who you love or don't. Men or women, it shouldn't matter. It's whatever makes you happy. It's no bodies business but yours and those people will get theirs in the end.
And I was concerned about things like that in the beginning, but my boyfriend talked me out of ideas like this, because he says it's 2011 and it shouldn't be that bad. But I guess I won't know until I Get there.
Well, I am white, but not conservative, and atheist. And I hate hate hate, when people bring up religion and try to convince you to believe. I don't try and convince people out of it, so they should try and leave me alone about it also.
But my boyfriend is black, and that's what I worry about the most. I know not everyone there is racist, but I guess we will see when we get there. I dare someone to call him a nigg**. I will be kicking some serious ass then!!! He doesn't get as upset about it because he has dealt with it his whole life. Whether it be at work or in the outside world, but me...I do not tolerate that **** one bit.
Thank you for sharing your story with me and I will look up those stories.
Hello! I just moved to OKC this past week from the Philly area. Want to spend a weekend visiting either Amarillo or Wichita, I'm told they are about 2 hours away from OKC. I’m just getting into Western Heritage, like rodeos, quarter horse competitions, old western frontier sites, western museums, western bars, etc. Any recommendations which of these 2 cities would be a better choice for Western heritage in July, any events of this type that may be going on?
Yes Tony: for what your looking for Amarillo would be one of the best places as the American quarter horse assn. is located there, contact them for further info. also consider Fort Worth, all three of these cities are a good choice. Good luck in your travels; Oh and stop off at the Palo Duro Canyon state park, it has beauty that will blow your mind, Google it.
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