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Old 10-20-2019, 05:05 AM
 
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Looking to invest in a second home to use half the year. Looking for a non-hoa, walkable area, that is a sound place to invest. Is there a big difference in the two? Does Panhandle vs. West Texas make a difference? Do you notice any differences in the Mexican cuisine? I like the idea of a university town, and have lived in a few, but would prefer a better job market, although I take care of most of my business online. I have been living in Bangkok for 6 years, and thinking about re-establishing myself in the States. I love college football, cold beer, steak, spicy food, and spicy food with steak in it. Thanks, in advance.
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Old 10-20-2019, 06:26 AM
 
Location: San Angelo, TX
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Either city will meet your needs, both are Panhandle. Think Abilene and San Angelo as West Texas. Lubbock has the university, and should be considered a college town. Amarillo is all business, dead center of southern North America and is the major crossing of rail and long-haul trucking traffic. They are so close together that you could use both of what each city has to offer. It seems that housing is less expensive in Amarillo.
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Old 10-20-2019, 09:11 AM
 
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Either city will meet your needs, both are Panhandle. Think Abilene and San Angelo as West Texas. Lubbock has the university, and should be considered a college town. Amarillo is all business, dead center of southern North America and is the major crossing of rail and long-haul trucking traffic. They are so close together that you could use both of what each city has to offer. It seems that housing is less expensive in Amarillo.
Doesn't this map show Lubbock as West Texas?
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Old 10-20-2019, 11:01 AM
 
Location: San Angelo, TX
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You’ll see many different Texas regional maps: seven, nine, and even eleven regions. No one really considers Lubbock in West Texas, the normal term used by natives for the area is the South Plains (search for this term).
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Old 10-29-2019, 10:02 PM
 
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Looking to invest in a second home to use half the year. Looking for a non-hoa, walkable area, that is a sound place to invest. Is there a big difference in the two? Does Panhandle vs. West Texas make a difference? Do you notice any differences in the Mexican cuisine? I like the idea of a university town, and have lived in a few, but would prefer a better job market, although I take care of most of my business online. I have been living in Bangkok for 6 years, and thinking about re-establishing myself in the States. I love college football, cold beer, steak, spicy food, and spicy food with steak in it. Thanks, in advance.
I would go with Lubbock over Amarillo.Good luck,OP.
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Old 01-12-2020, 10:34 AM
 
Location: Lubbock
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You’ll see many different Texas regional maps: seven, nine, and even eleven regions. No one really considers Lubbock in West Texas, the normal term used by natives for the area is the South Plains (search for this term).
Well, "no one" doesn't include the majority of folks who live in Lubbock. Lubbock IS West Texas.
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Old 01-12-2020, 03:35 PM
 
Location: San Angelo, TX
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No it’s not. South Plains. San Angelo is in West Texas. Waco is in North Central Texas. Pecos is in Far West Texas. Lufkin is in East Texas, Jasper is in Deep East Texas. Del Rio is in Southwest Texas, Laredo is in South Texas, and McAllen is in The Valley. Etc.
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Old 01-13-2020, 09:09 PM
 
Location: Lubbock
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No it’s not. South Plains. San Angelo is in West Texas. Waco is in North Central Texas. Pecos is in Far West Texas. Lufkin is in East Texas, Jasper is in Deep East Texas. Del Rio is in Southwest Texas, Laredo is in South Texas, and McAllen is in The Valley. Etc.
Think what you will. San Angelo is almost central Texas. It certainly isn't less than 60 miles from the NM state line.

Also, I'm not sure when you were in Lubbock last, but it is light years ahead of Amarillo in virtually every way.
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Old 01-13-2020, 09:13 PM
 
Location: Lubbock
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Looking to invest in a second home to use half the year. Looking for a non-hoa, walkable area, that is a sound place to invest. Is there a big difference in the two? Does Panhandle vs. West Texas make a difference? Do you notice any differences in the Mexican cuisine? I like the idea of a university town, and have lived in a few, but would prefer a better job market, although I take care of most of my business online. I have been living in Bangkok for 6 years, and thinking about re-establishing myself in the States. I love college football, cold beer, steak, spicy food, and spicy food with steak in it. Thanks, in advance.
Look into Lubbock. Great college sports, good food, breweries popping up all over downtown. Friendliest people you will find, too.
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Old 01-14-2020, 03:22 AM
 
Location: San Angelo, TX
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Also, I'm not sure when you were in Lubbock last, but it is light years ahead of Amarillo in virtually every way.
I was in Lubbock over the holidays, I agree that it’s ahead of Amarillo in many ways. But I was responding to the OP— Amarillo housing is less expensive and has a broader economic base than does Lubbock, always has.
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