People come for the vistas. They stay for the value.

It’s no surprise that Canyon made the #1 spot on Dish Network’s list of the nation’s “Best Small-Town Gems to Visit in 2018.” Home to the state’s largest historical museum, the nation’s second-largest canyon, and America’s longest-running drama outdoor musical, Canyon is a treasured Texas destination.

Even better, Canyon isn’t just loveable, it’s eminently livable, sparking population growth and rising mean incomes through:

Top schools, top opportunity: Top test scores and a 99% graduation rate have earned the Canyon K-12 school system national recognition in U.S. News and World Report rankings, while accolades like Princeton Review’s “Best of the West” are routine for West Texas A&M University, where cutting-edge wind energy research and expanding agricultural programs are putting WTAMU on the map in more ways than one.

Recreation that goes to a whole other level: With 250 days of sunshine, recreation is Canyon’s endlessly renewable, endlessly elevating resource, from the spectacular vistas of Palo Duro Canyon State Park to the everyday excellence of the Canyon city park system, encompassing over 300 acres of parkland including tournament-quality venues for soccer, baseball/softball, and golf, and now the new $6 million Canyon Aqua Park.

Low costs, lots of choices: With housings costs just 81% of the national average, dollars stretch further in Canyon—and so do housing choices, with more new homes scheduled for construction in the county.

Inviting local color: As a young art instructor at WTAMU, world-renowned painter Georgia O’Keeffe fell in love with the rich and vibrant colors of Palo Duro Canyon. Today, people from across the region are also falling in love with the local color of Canyon’s vibrant downtown scene where the cosmopolitan casual dining choices are deliciously diverse. Plus, downtown Amarillo, just 18 minutes away, adds metro amenities to Canyon’s palette (and palate) of quality.

“2019 best counties to buy a house in Texas.”

“2019 best counties in Texas to live in.”

“2016 Top Ten Best Small Towns in America”