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Umbarger TX Real Estate Appraiser Market and Area Focus
June 18th, 2013 2:55 PM

Umbarger in Texas is a small community that forms part of the Amarillo metropolitan area.

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During 2012 and 2013, the median listing prices for properties in Umbarger dipped from $177,000 to $82,000. Despite this, the median sales price in Umbarger saw a slight rise from $165,000 to $177,000. On average, properties in the area are listed for 109 days before being sold. A high percentage of people living in the area are property owners. The properties listed and sold in Umbarger did not include any distressed buildings. This shows consistency in the Umbarger housing market.

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The consistent Umbarger housing market is complemented by the low crime rates. The most recent stats indicate that crime rates are low across the area. This includes crimes concerning violence, as well as properties. Umbarger and Randall County have lower crime statistics than the State of Texas average and the national average.

U.S. Highway 60 connects Umbarger to Canyon, which is 10 miles away. It is also 30 miles away from Amarillo, a nearby city. Since the 1990s, the population has remained at a steady 300-400 people. One of the town's focal features is St. Mary's Catholic Church. Unusually, the church features artwork from Italian prisoners of war detained in the area following World War II. This artwork is unique to St. Mary's Catholic Church, and is a piece of Umbarger's history.


The nearby Buffalo Lake and National Park features 175 acres of marshes, woodlands, and natural habitats. The wildlife here includes black tailed prairie dogs, which can be seen in broad daylight. Buffalo Lake and National Park is a suitable and free destination for a family day out.

If you're new to the area, local restaurant Rafter G BBQ serves BBQ dishes that are native to Texas. As a restaurant that is known for serving some of the best Gelato in the Texas panhandle, it is ideal for a lazy lunch or casual dinner.

Although Umbarger is a small community, the smaller touches there make it feel homely. Being within easy reach of Amarillo and Canyon means Umbarger is well located for city amenities, without being in the throes of a city itself.

Amarillo TX Appraisal CompanyJohn B. Dudley, SRA is an SRA-designated commercial and residential appraiser, with 35 years experience. serving the Texas pandhandle, including Amarillo TX Canyon TX Hereford TX Pampa TX Dumas TX Panhandle TX Borger TX Claude TX Dalhart TX Friona TX.
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