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Address: 6th Street between Western and Georgia streets, Amarillo, TX
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Historic Route 66 deteriorates

I have visited this area over the years and was sad to see that the area has lost much of its charm. It has more bars and less antique and other quality shops and restaurants than... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 7, 2015
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Kerrville, Texas
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Kerrville, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

I have visited this area over the years and was sad to see that the area has lost much of its charm. It has more bars and less antique and other quality shops and restaurants than in the past. The long standing and historic Golden Light Cafe is still there, it doesn't shine like it once did!

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Canyon, Texas
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Why would a neighborhood be considered an attraction? If it is, it would be a very sad one. I have lived in Amarillo my entire life and actually remind people to stay out of "San Ja-Ghetto". Don't go here unless you prefer crack deals on the corner and frequent drive-bys.

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Amarillo, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

I love Amarillo, but the neighbors in the Old Jacinto Area are just old and grouchy. They contribute nothing to the area, but expect all the attention and respect of up scale neighborhoods. Most of them have lived there all their lives and don't like the area, much less the guest and visitors to the area. Secret, if they'd sell... More 

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Amarillo, Texas
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

It was quaint back then...20 years ago. they had just put in new brick sidewalks and old-world looking lights on sixth Street (old rte. 66). I frequented the many second-hand shops. My mom bought a huge barrel of old buttons there when she came for a visit. I ate at Barnaby's. Seems like a lot has changed since then. The... More 

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Austin, Texas
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

Years ago (1974) I came to Amarillo not knowing about the area I purchased a home there, only to find myself in "for no better word" hell. Due to circumstances I had to remain there with small children to long. They were destroyed by the area basically.. It was actually better than now. When I visit home "Austin Texas" I... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

You can find some good local homestyle food. Geleato cowboy, barnabys, braceros, and many more. You can find antique shops, and nick nac type shops, exotic animal shop and ofcourse this is the motorcycle #1 place in all of the Texas panhandle. Lots of bikes everyday and plenty of bars. Most popular is SCOOTERS. If you want a place where... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

6th street is only good if your looking for drugs or weirdos. Why not just tell people to take a walk up the boulevard while your at it..

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2013

This is the old roote 66 area. It is okay but not an area ,as a local, that I visit often. There are some neat shops and restaurants but It isn't a lure for me.

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Amarillo
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2012

This is mainly at the previous reviews that were posted. Not all of "Old" san jacinto is crack addicts. I'll admit that there are quite a few but saying that everyone there i one is absurd. I live there. I would know. I have never smoked, drank or have ever participated in any illlegal activities and I know many others... More 

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Amarillo, Texas
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2012

No idea why this would be a place for trip advisor to put as recreation, unless recreational drugs is your thing. Bad neighborhood!! I live in Amarillo so I know.

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