It's been a tough year in the headlines. Because of all the "bad news" we've seen in 2022, you may be wondering which neighborhoods in Amarillo are the safest if you're planning to move here. If you're from here, it's a chance to gloat or scoff.

Here's a look at the safest neighborhoods in Amarillo, according to science.

NeighborhoodScout Has Done The Homework...

Neighborhood Scout is a website that is constantly keeping tabs on cities and neighborhoods across the country. The gather data on reported crimes, and use that data to break down which areas in a city are the safest.

Other Facts About Amarillo From NeighborhoodScout Before The Main Event...

Amarillo is one of the cities they keep tabs on, and their research has left us with some interesting facts besides just which neighborhoods are the safest.

For instance, Amarillo is safer than a mere 5% of U.S. cities. Another way to put it is that Amarillo scored a 5 on their scale, with 100 being the safest. Yet another way of putting it is that, according to them, you have a 1 in 120 chance of being the victim of a violent crime in Amarillo.

I may not be able to run faster than all 119 other people, but I like my chances.

There's a lot of other interesting facts at their website.

Now, Which Neighborhoods Are Safest In Amarillo, TX

Using the old saying "don't shoot the messenger" here seems a bit insensitive, so I'll just point out that this isn't my opinion. This is all based off of NeighborhoodScout's findings.

According to research done by NeighborhoodScout, the top 10 safest neighborhoods (and it's not that surprising) are:

  1. Westline Road/ West Costley Road
  2. Bushland
  3. Quail Creek
  4. River Falls/ Palisades
  5. South Georgia Place
  6. Southpark Windsor/ Estacado
  7. Colonies/Greenways
  8. Rockwell Place
  9. Rockwell Place North
  10. Juilliard

So, if you're wanting to live in a safe neighborhood in Amarillo, you're going to need to either move as far away from everyone else as possible or fork over some major dough.

Maybe both.

Is Amarillo Really That Dangerous?

It's interesting to see the way things look when it's all done by numbers. It doesn't paint a very pretty picture.

However, I don't constantly look over my shoulder in Amarillo, and I definitely don't live or hangout in any of those neighborhoods.

What do you think? Is Amarillo as dangerous a place as they make it sound?

Wild, Weird, & Outright Odd Crimes of the Texas Panhandle in 2022

There's some strange things that happen here in the Texas Panhandle. And we do mean strange.

If you need a few examples....keep scrollin' to see some of the wild, weird, and flat out odd things that our local hellions have gotten themselves into this far.

The Biggest Drug Busts in the Texas Panhandle for 2022....So Far

Amarillo can be a rowdy place with some lawless characters. Here's some of the biggest drug busts made in the Texas Panhandle for 2022, so far.

Let's just say that these folks are in t-r-o-u-b-l-e.

Note from editor: An indictment is not a conviction. All individuals shown below who have not appeared in court for a judgement are to be presumed innocent until proven guilty.

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