Once touted as “The Future Great Town of West Texas”, Abilene has become just that. Located just 150 miles west of the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, Abilene offers all the charms of the old west while providing the advantages of a contemporary city.
The frontier to West Texas is now home to 120,000 residents, with a median age of 32. Abilene offers activities for outdoor enthusiasts, as well as those interested in the arts and history. While single-family homes are the main housing type, there are more than 9,000 apartments, as well as duplexes, townhomes, land and other real estate opportunities.
The city is home to three private universities, six public universities and community colleges, two public school districts including 3 public high schools and Dyess Air Force Base.
Abilene is the center of a 22-county trade district and continues to frontier advancements in biotechnology, wind farming, computer science and software engineering.
Dyess Air Force Base is 100% green using only energy from wind power. Abilene, TX is located in Taylor County, home to the largest wind farm in the world and is the geographic center of the world's largest free trade zone, which includes 360 million consumers and a six trillion dollar economy.