The typical asking rate per listing is in the $20's per square foot per year. The Abilene region is experiencing a a rise in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate rose $24 per sqft per year.
In the last 90 days, 16 listings have been posted online, which means new availabilities might be leasing quickly. You'll want to be prepared to make an offer immediately. About 75% of the available leases in the Abilene are subleases, so you might be able to sign a shorter term by taking over a previous lease. There aren't many listings below 2,000 square feet on the market, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
Even though the median size is 3,920 sqft, there are still 0 leases below 2,000 sqft. Most properties in this area are close to 1 floors. Most buildings in this area were built in 1982 and are Class B.