Transitioning to Abilene

Blend an old West town and a modern, medium-sized city, then throw in a good dose of hospitality, and a large helping of recreation, and you have Abilene, Texas! Established in 1881, Abilene is located near the geographic center of Texas and is named after a famous Kansas cattle shipping point. Abilene is located in Taylor County and has a population of 116,806. Dyess Air Force Base, home to the B-1 Bomber, lies in the western part of the city. Abilene Regional Airport offers daily connecting flights through DFW.

There are so many things to see and do in Abilene, including:

Abilene Philharmonic Orchestra
Abilene State Park
Abilene Zoo and Discovery Center
Buffalo Gap Historic Village
Center for Contemporary Arts
Century Theaters
Dyess Linear Air Park
Fort Phantom Hill
Frontier Texas
Grace Cultural Center
Mall of Abilene
National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature
Paramount Theater

For more information on Abilene and its history go to:


Abilene is served by two school districts: Abilene Independent School District ( which has over 17,000 students, and Wylie Independent School Distrcit ( which has over 2,750 students.



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