The housing market in Canyon like the rest of the Amarillo area is strong and continues to see strong growth. Whether you are looking for a small starter home or a large family home with room to roam, there is plenty of homes on the market. Feel free to do your own search above to see ALL of the current home available on the market in the MLS.
The old county courthouse that was built in 1909, it is the central location in the square of downtown Canyon, Texas.
One of the local area attractions is Tex Randall has been in Canyon since 1959. Industrial arts teacher Harry Wheeler built Tex Randall to promote his Western curio shop. He stands 47 feet tall and weighs seven tons. Tex is constructed of concrete, therefore the inside structure of is made up of pipe, rebar, and wire mesh. He originally wore denim jeans and a red plaid shirt, courtesy of a local tent and awning store. He held a giant cigarette in one hand. His sturdy design has helped him survive 100mph winds, along with a network of steel struts and cable anchoring him to the ground.
Here is Tex now with his new paint and in perfect condition. He is ready for another 50 years!
One of the major attractions to Canyon is West Texas A&M University. WTAMU is home to an estimated 7,800 students yearly. In 2010, West Texas A&M University was awarded the coveted top tier of the Best Regional Public Universities-West category in the U.S. News and World Report’s annual rankings of America’s Best Colleges. WTAMU ranked 30th in Regional Public Universities to mark its first-time appearance on the prestigious list. WTAMU offers a doctoral program in agriculture, 45 master degree programs and 60 baccalaureate degree programs.
Located on the outskirts of Canyon is Palo Duro Canyon consisting of over 26,000 Acres. It's the second biggest Canyon in the United States. The Canyon is 120 miles, 20 miles wide, and more than 800 feet deep. The elevation at the rim is 3,500 above sea level. Over 300,000 people visit Palo Duro Canyon State Park yearly,visitors come from all over the world. It is absolutely stunning throughout the day to see. The canyon was formed by water erosion of the Prairie Dog Town Fork of the Red River washing the dirt and water downstream. There are plenty to do in the canyon from hiking, to riding horseback, having picnic lunch or dinners, riding the NEW zip line over 400 feet or shown nightly in the summer the truly remarkable outdoor musical called TEXAS located in the Pioneer Amphitheater.