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Abilene (/ˈæbᵻliːn/ AB-i-LEEN) is a city in Taylor and Jones counties in west-central Texas, United States. The population was 117,063 according to the 2010 census, making it the 27th-most populous city in the state of Texas. It is the principal city of the Abilene Metropolitan Statistical Area, which had a 2011 estimated population of 166,416. It is the county seat of Taylor County. Dyess Air Force Base is located on the west side of the city. Abilene is located off Interstate 20, between exits 279 on its western edge and 292 on the east. Abilene is 150 miles (240 km) west of Fort Worth, Texas. The city is looped by I-20 to the north, US 83/84 on the west, and Loop 322 to the east. A railroad divides the city down the center into north and south. The historic downtown area is on the north side of the railroad. The fastest-growing sections of the city are growing to the southwest, along Southwest Drive, the Winters Freeway, and the Buffalo Gap Road corridor; the southeast, along Loop 322, Oldham Lane, Industrial Drive, and Maple Street; and in the northeast near the intersection of SH 351 and I-20. Many developments have begun in these three areas within the last few years. Three lakes are in the city, Lytle Lake on the western edge of Abilene Regional Airport, Kirby Lake on the southeast corner of the US 83/84 and Loop 322 interchange, and Lake Fort Phantom Hill in Jones County in northern Abilene.

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Wishing for some serenity? Plan a trip to Abilene in your holiday. There are three lakes in the town where you can spend some quiet time. The western edge has the Lytle Lake located near the airport. To the north is the Lake Fort Phantom Hill in the Jones County. Kirby Lake is in the Southeast corner near the highways. There are 29 parks in the city system where you can enjoy some time with your family. Do visit the Abilene Zoo as well. Some of the tourist spots in Abilene are the First Baptist Church, the Moreland-Shaheen House, the Wooten Hotel, Paramount Theatre etc.

 

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Facts and Stats for Abilene*

  • Abilene: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Abilene for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Abilene.

    • Burglary and Theft 70 (High)
    • Mugging and Robbery 65 (High)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 77.5 (High)
    • Corruption and Bribery 65 (High)
    • Car Stealing 61.11 (High)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 75 (High)
    • Attacks 65 (High)
    • Drug offense 80 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 45 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during night 22.5 (Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 65 (High)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 67.5 (High)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 80 (Very High)
  • Living in Abilene - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 27.43 (Low)
    • Climate Index 81.98 (Very High)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 13.5 (Very Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 65.5 (Moderate)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 1.98 (Very Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 117.54 (Very High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Abilene

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Abilene

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.1 USD
    • International Movie per seat 9.75 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 36.5 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 74.83 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 38.2 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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