Thinking of Moving to Canyon?
Canyon is a city in, and the county seat of, Randall County, Texas, United States. The population was 13,303 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Amarillo, Texas, metropolitan statistical area. Canyon is the home of West Texas A&M University and Panhandle–Plains Historical Museum, and the world-famous outdoor musical drama Texas.
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Canyon is unlike any other city in Texas. Setting up a new life here, you don’t have to look far to find entrainment, unique shopping, delicious food, a wonderful home or friendly folks!
Canyon is home to many popular attractions, including the largest history museum in the State of Texas, the Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum. Palo Duro Canyon State Park, located just 12 miles from Canyon, is also referred to as the “Grand Canyon” of Texas. It is the second largest canyon in the United States and offers camping, picnicking, hiking, horseback riding, and most famously sets the stage for the world-renowned, TEXAS. Most recently the park was chosen as the #1 mountain biking destination in the state.
The vibrant Historic Downtown Square in Canyon bustles with businesses and offers a variety of specialty shops, quaint restaurants, historic buildings, professional offices, nightlife and the beautifully restored Randall County Courthouse. The Historic Downtown Square is a perfect venue for many annual community events such as the July 4th Celebration & Hometown Independence Day Parade, Canyon Farmer's Market, Canyon Main Street's summer concert series, Movie Nights and Christmas on the Square.
The city of Amarillo is also just a 15 minuite drive away. You can find more about Amarillo by clicking here
The Canyon Independent School District serves two communities, Canyon and Amarillo, in Randall County of the Texas Panhandle. The district covers a large area, which encompasses 732 square miles. The north end of the district has 8 campuses in south Amarillo that offer immediate access to city amenities, while those in the city of Canyon offer a small-town atmosphere with easy access to the city. In the city of Canyon there are 5 campuses, and 2 campuses are located in between the two cities.
The Canyon ISD community is well known for its commitment to children and education. Within district attendance boundaries, new homes and new neighborhoods abound. Many new families move into the Canyon ISD attendance area because of the reputation of the schools and the quality of life found here. The school district is a learning community, providing opportunities for all students and staff to reach their learning potentials.
There are two high school campuses in Canyon. We have made your home search simple, by listing homes within the Canyon's high school’s boundary’s. These dedicated real estate listings pages are based off of the 2019 AISD School Boundary Map.
West Texas A&M University is recognized as one of the “Best Colleges in the West” by The Princeton Review. The University offers 58 undergraduate degree programs, 39 master’s degree programs and one Ph.D. program, and many of those academic programs are ranked on U.S. At West Texas A&M University, they offer their students the WTAMU experience—an opportunity to cultivate lifelong friendships, instill ethics and solidify values while building skills for success.