68 apartments for rent in Abilene, TX
Guide to Abilene
Abilene Apartments For Rent
Here on the “Friendly Frontier,” Abilene preserves the traditional heritage of the Old West while providing all the advantages of a thriving, contemporary city. You will love it here because everything is big and better in Texas!
Abilene offers excellent schools, attractive and affordable housing, a regional airport, a historic downtown, and a strong community spirit. There is a wealth of tourism and recreational opportunities available for the locals to see with their own eyes just how lucky they are to live in a city like Abilene!
Things to Do in Abilene:
Abilene is a town where you will always be occupied! Even on accident, you’ll find yourself busy in your downtime. That is because the attractions are hard to ignore. To see real cowboys, attend the Western Heritage Classic Ranch Rodeo held every year in May.
To get that feel of old the Old West, the Buffalo Gap Historic Village is a place where you can step back in time to when buffalo roamed the area. For an adventure, explore the Abilene Zoo! There are tons to do here in this historic city! Another great place is the Grace Museum. The Children’s Museum lets you explore art, science, technology, and more! You can see lots of horse and western events at the Taylor County Expo Center.
Three months after the Western Heritage Classic Ranch Rodeo is the Texas Fair and Rodeo, held every September at the Taylor County Expo Center. While the sparks hardly ever dissipate, Frontier Texas tells the exciting story of the area from 1870 to 1880. You can gain knowledge about the city after choosing your new Abilene apartment.
In need of a soothing classical piece? Abilene Philharmonic Orchestra has it all, and then some. It is a fun music event for the whole family to remember. The outdoors is also another great feature Abilene has to offer. Enjoy bird watching and nature trails at Cedar Gap Farm!
At night, there are places for the entire family to become inspired. Come see the twinkling stars and drifting clouds on the ceiling at the Paramount Theatre. This will surely build a bond with your family and this city that made it all possible. Become a permanent resident and regularly come to this whimsical place of dreams.
What to Consider When Moving to Abilene:
Belonging to a long and proud military history, Dyess Air Force Base is home to the B-1 bomber and thousands of Air Force personnel.
The broadcasting system is also a force to reckon with. The KEAN radio station is one of the “oldest continuous country radio stations” in the U.S. Abilene is one of the first to broadcast as an FM station! If nothing else, music gets people moving.
The Bank of America Building, or The Enterprise Building as it is sometimes called, is the tallest building in Abilene. The building is in South Abilene, 500 Chestnut, where it reaches 20 stories!
The Abilene Zoo boasts over 200 species of wildlife! Over its thirteen acres, it offers a wide variety of children’s programs and special events. Interesting enough, Quail are one of the area’s native birds. This zoo isn’t like any other zoo; it stands out because of its rare species. Visit the zoo and be in awe – it is well worth the trip!
Abilene’s western heritage is showcased every May at the Western Heritage Classic. This is a three-day weekend event that celebrates the western lifestyle. The West Texas Fair and Rodeo is a ten-day event which is accompanied by delicious food, music, rides, and exhibits celebrating West Texas.
Youth sports are very popular in Abilene and the city’s local high school teams have won hundreds of district championships and dozens of state titles over the past several years. The city also has more than 40 college sports teams playing! Professional sports are a few short hours away in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, yet Abilene sets the mark for greatness for the up-and-coming athletes.
The Comanche Indians hunted buffalo in the Abilene area. You can learn about Indians at Frontier Texas. Part of the official Texas Longhorn Herd and buffalo can be seen at the Abilene State Park. Hiking, swimming, and camping are just a few of the fun activities at this hometown park!
Abilene has the hottest jalapenos you will ever taste. Ask around and you will find that most suggest putting these on just about everything! Much of Abilene’s “spice” comes from these delicious (hot!) peppers.
Showing more love to kids, you would think this city is the “kid zone!” The National Center for Children’s Illustrated Literature has free children’s art activities. Abilene apartments are surrounded by these activities. Fun for you, for the kids, fun for all!
Why Abilene Apartments Are Hot:
A hot fact to know about Abilene is that they have one of the only competing and performing jump rope teams in the area known as the “Jammin’ Jumpers.” They formed in 1996 and have been to the National Jump Rope Championships in Walt Disney World three times: in 2001, 2003, and 2005.
The first train ever arrived in Abilene in 1881. That’s hot!
Abilene is a city that is big on education. Your new apartment in Abilene will be surrounded by several local colleges and universities: Abilene Christian University, Hardin Simmons University, McMurry University, Texas State Technical College, Cisco Junior College, and Texas Center for Excellence just to name a few!
The best part of it all is that people can interactively “meet” some of the real people who lived and died on the Texas frontier, including buffalo hunters, Comanche warriors, pioneers, and explorers. Apartments in Abilene are the best choice if you want to live surrounded by fun, jalapenos on your food, and an excellent list of educational opportunities. Tip of the hat, partner!
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Nearby Colleges & Universities
- McMurry University
- Hardin-Simmons University
- Abilene Christian University
- Texas State Tech College West Texas
- Cisco Junior College
Nearby Military Bases
- The annual West Texas Fair and Rodeo is a ten-day event held in Abilene.
- Universities include Texas State Technical College, McMurry University, and Abilene Christian University.
- The Paramount Theater opened in 1930 and is a prime example of Art Deco architecture.
- Dyess Air Force Base, which opened in 1942, is the area’s largest employer.
- The Center for Contemporary Arts hosts Artwalk, a free monthly event.
- The Abilene Zoo is the most visited attraction in the area and includes over 500 animals.
Dyness Air Force Base
The Abilene Zoo is Abilene's top attraction.
The Grace Museum offers new experiences in art, science, and history through exhibitions, programs and collections.
Southwest Abilene's newest shopping center
Abilene's landmark theater, the Paramount
FTX Stagecoach - Frontier, Texas