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Living a College Town Lifestyle in Canyon, Texas

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Where to Retire in Canyon and Home Prices

Zillow reports the Median Home Value in Canyon was $261,935 in early 2023.

What Is Special about Canyon

Canyon is a small town with a well-respected University that offers several programs, theatrical productions, and sporting events that Canyon residents can attend. The town has several historical sites and is home to the Panhandle Plains Historical Museum, which is the largest historical museum in Texas. The Palo Duro Canyon State Park consists of 26,275 acres, making it the second largest canyon in the country, and a haven for outdoor enthusiasts. Canyon also boasts a library, golf course, and 300 acres of neighborhood and public parks.

What Is Not Special about Canyon

Canyon is far from any large city- Oklahoma City is the nearest at 275 miles, Dallas is close to 400 miles away. Winter temperatures are cool, and it does get a little snow. There are a lot of college students here so you need to enjoy the mix.

Climate and Physical Environment

The average January temperature is 39 degrees, with July's average 79 degrees.  Canyon is located in the Texas panhandle so it does get snow, but averages only about 9" annually.

Restaurants & Cultural Scene

Because it's a college town, there are several restaurants and cofee shops from which to choose. West Texas A&M University adds a lot to the community with sporting events and hosts a number of theatrical, musical and arts programs throughout the year. Canyon has over twenty historical sites, and the Panhandle Plains Historical Museum is the largest history museum in the state of Texas with exhibits dedicated to art, paleontology, petroleum, transportation and western heritage. The historic downtown square hosts many community events including summer concert series and Christmas on the Square.


The crime rate in Canyon is very low.

Medical Facilities

There is a medical clinic in Canyon and a hospital in nearby Amarillo, about 20 miles away.


The closest airport is in Amarilo, about 25 miles away.

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