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Copperas Cove: The City Built for Family Living

Copperas Cove is one of the largest city in Coryell Country in terms of population. The neighborhood provides homes with diverse size and design.

Copperas Cove offers a mix of country and city living. Cove is a Central Texas city amidst 5 hills. Cove is an attractive location for a business. It is near to Fort Hood and is at the center of Texas accessible via IH35 and US281. Wildlife like deers and armadillos roam free in the surrounding hills.

There are plenty of recreational opportunities. City parks provide pools, sports courts, picnic areas and plenty of wide areas to spend the day. The city encourages an active lifestyle and was recognized as the Bike/Run Capital of Central Texas.

The educational system and staff are both professional and caring as shown by numerous awards received by both students and faculty members.

The food scene offers different cuisines such as Chinese, German, Mexican, Italian and Greek, just to name a few. Combined with local country style recipes, experience both the country hospitality and international quality taste.

Cove also offers one of the cheapest housing in Texas. The combination of affordability and accessibility make Copperas Cove an attractive option for those looking for a home.


Location and Access

Copperas Cove is 1 hour from Austin, and around 3-hours from Dallas and Houston. Travelling through the Cove might be a bit tricky due to the 5 hills within its premises. As a guide, maps are available at the Visitors’ Bureau.

Main access to Cove is via U.S Highway 190. Air access is provided by the Gary airfield. The airfield is 4 miles east of Copperas Cove.

Housing and Cost of Living

Cost of living in Copperas Cove is 15% cheaper compared to the national average.

On the average, a resident earns around $22,00o a year. Compare to the national average of ~$28,000 per year.

Housing cost 34% cheaper compared to the national average.

People in Copperas Cove

Copperas Cove Families

59.5% married
12.2% divorced
39.2% married with children
15.1% single with children


68.93% White
14.93% African American
02.27% Asian

85% of the population speaks English, while the rest speaks Spanish and other languages.

The median age is 32, 2 years younger than the Texan average.

Half of the residents are born out-of-state, while around a third of the population are Texan born.


Most people in Copperas Cove drive in their own car. A typical commute time to work is around 30 minutes.


Pool Season

Pool Season is part of Copperas Cove’s objective to encourage its residents to have an active life.

Pool Season is held during the summer and offers

  • Facility rentals;
  • Pool Parties (like 4th of July, Labors Day, or family parties);
  • Dive in Movies (enjoy a movie while in a pool);
  • Swimming lessons for different ages & levels; and
  • Water Fitness classes (like Water aerobics, Family Swim and Aqua Zumba).

Participating facilities include

  • City Park Pool (1206 W Ave B)
  • South Park Pool (2606 Dennis St)

Park System

Featured Parks

South Park @ 2602 Dennis Dr. (CR 30 46) (SW)

Stay fit and exercise in the park’s hike/bike trail.

Beat the summer heat as South Park has a swimming pool and a splash pad.

Other features include a children’s playscape and soccer fields.

Ogletree Gap Preserve @ 1878 Post Office Rd. (Hwy 190 West)

The preserve is a historical site as the original state stop is situated within its premises.

Enjoy casual strolling along the nature trail within the preserve.

Other features include a pavilion for rent.

City Park Complex @ 1206 W. Ave. B. (NW)­

The complex offer plenty of space for picnic and grills. Sports and play are encouraged as this park has a playscape and numerous fields/courts for soccer, baseball, softball, basketball and volleyball.

The complex also houses Cove’s main swimming pool. The pool area includes a circular slide coupled with mushroom fountain.

Other features include a duck pond for fishing.

Other Parks

  • Highland Park @ 1203 Craig St. (W)
  • Heritage Park @ 1929 Pleasant Lane (SW)
  • Kate St. Park @ 603 Kate St. (SE)
  • High Chaparral Park @ 1310 High Chaparral (W)
  • Edgar H. Rhode Park @ 3514 Rhode Way

Hills of Cove Golf Course

The Golf course is complete with an 18-hole facility, professional lessons/shop, lighted range, and golf carts. Enjoy playing or eating as grills and lunch are available. Also available are junior programs, where young individuals are not only mentored in golf but also in character building.

For more information call 254-547­-2606, or visit them at 1408 Golf Course Rd. Copperas Cove, TX 76522

MAKS Family Fun & Event Center

MAKS provides entertainment for the whole family. MAKS features laser tag, arcades, go-karts, batting cages, and water wars just to name a few.

For more information call 245-­518-­0005, or visit them at 14859 E US HWY 190 Copperas Cove TX 76522.

Topsey Exotic Ranch & Drive-Through Safari

The ranch houses 50+ wildlife species. Most of these animals are gentle, so Safari visitors can hand fed them from their vehicle.

For more information call 254-­547-­3700, or visit them at 945 CR 118 Copperas Cove, TX 76522.

Beauty Boutiques and Spas

Elle Day Spa & Salon

Elle employs the best hair designers, waxing, massage and skin care specialist in Central Texas. Elle is located at 1009 Highway Ave #190 Copperas Cove, TX 76522.

For more information, see or call 254­-518-­2201.

Maria’s Beauty Salon

Backed with almost 3 decades of expertise, Maria’s ensure that your beauty needs are met in a comfortable and relaxing ambience. Their salon is located at 905 S Main Street Copperas Cove, TX 76522.

For more information, see or call 254­-319-­4105.

All About You Salon & Dee Dee’s Spa

A full-service spa and salon with a tagline of “Here It’s All About You”. Visit them at 212 E Business 190 Copperas Cove, TX 76522.

For more information, see or call 254­-547-­0374.

Cozi Cottage Salon & Spa

Cozi promises you to “Get Cozi from head to toe. We promise you will love it”. See them at 124 Commanche St. Copperas Cove, TX 76522.

For information, see or call 254­-245-­5800.

Allure Nail ­Spa

Allure ensures the safety and comfort of its customers through high-quality cleanliness and care. Check them out at 181 W Hwy 190 Ste 8 Copperas Cove, TX 76522.

For information, see or call 254­-518-­5888.

Ladybug Boutique and Salon

At Ladybug’s, making you look young is a top priority. 112 W Ave E Copperas Cove, TX 76522.

For more information, see or call 254­-535­0167.

Beyond Paradise Salon & Spa

Beyond Paradise prides itself by being “Your All Inclusive Beauty Destination”. They are located at 1406 S FM­116 Copperas Cove, TX 76522.

For more information, see or call 254­-518­5600.

Recreational Sports

Strike Zone Indoor Sports Complex

Strike Zone is an indoor Baseball/Softball facility. They offer lessons on pitching and hitting. Visit them at 2053 FM­2657 Copperas Cove, TX 76522.
For more information, see or call 254-­289­5422.

Armed Services YMCA/Family Center

The Family Center provides activities for all ages, for the whole family. The center is open from morning to evenings to accommodate more families. The center also takes part in several community activities such as the Christmas parade and school supply support. Be part of the family at 501 Clara Dr. Copperas Cove, TX 76522.

For more information, see or call 254­-542-­2851.


GymKix offers classes in gymnastics, dance, cheerleading just to name a few. Classes are scheduled considering the child and parent’s availability so as to make the lessons more effective. See their facility at 1352 Matthew Spicer Rd. Copperas Cove, TX 76522.

For more information, see or call 254­-542-­2600.

Old Downtown Copperas Cove

Get a glimpse of the 1880s at Old Downtown Copperas Cove. The Old Downtown occupy several blocks around Avenue E and Main Street, where most of the original establishments are still intact.

The Allin House

The Allin House is a historical landmark. It was built by the first mayor of Copperas Cove in 1913. The house is situated at 401 N. Main and is an attractive option for celebrations such as weddings and showers.

Food Scene

Copperas Cove’s Food scene is a combination of local and international recipes, a mix of casual and fine dining. Here are some of what Copperas Cove offers to satisfy your tastebuds:


American fast-food joint that’s vegetarian-friendly.

Visit them at 2525 E Business 190, Copperas Cove, TX 76522­2559

Bella Sera

Bella Sera is a restaurant serving traditional Italian recipes.

Sample their dishes at 609 E Hwy 190 Copperas Cove, TX 76522 or call (254) 542­2958.

Black Meg 43

Looking for a hearty burger meal? Visit Black Meg 43 at 1504 E 190 Hwy, Copperas Cove, TX 76522


Giovanni is an Italian restaurant. The restaurant takes pride in serving high quality handmade authentic traditional Italian cuisines with utmost customer service.

For more information, visit or call 254-518-2227.

Waffle Cone

Waffle Cone is a homemade ice cream shop. They also serve Italian ice which is a great option for those with food allergies.

For more information, call 254­-547-­0420.

German Imbiss

Looking for German or European food? Check out German Imbiss at 302 S 1st St, Copperas Cove, TX 76522­2104. The restaurant has a clean and spacious place and the cuisines are full of flavor.

For more information, call 254­-518-­3206.

Grill Daddy’s

Grill Daddy’s serves American diner food. If you’re looking a Yummy for the Tummy, go to Grill Daddy’s at 308 E Avenue D, Copperas Cove, TX 76522­2215.

For more information, call 254-­577-­5228.

Lil­Tex Restaurant

LilTex is an American Diner that’s vegetarian-friendly. The food served is in large portions. Want good food at a cheap price? Visit LilTex at 502 S Main St, Copperas Cove, TX 76522­2240.

For more information, call 254-­542-­6677.


Copperas Cove has shops for different needs and different seasons. Shoppers are in for a hospitable shopping experience, especially in locally owned businesses.

5 Hills Shopping Center

The shopping center houses various shops and restaurants, such as HEB Plus, Wing Stop, Anytime Fitness, H & R Block just to name a few. The shopping center is located within Copperas Cove of Hwy 190.

Cove Terrace Shopping Center

Cove Terrace is home to fine retailers and restaurants, such as Sherwin Williams, Little Ceasars
and H&R Block just to name a few. Visit them at 459 Cove Terrace Shopping Center
Copperas Cove, TX 76522.

Seasonal Shopping Events

Rabbit Fest

As part of Rabbit Fest, various vendors fill the City Park. The event is held every May.

Kris Kindl Markt

There are several attractions during Kris Kindl Markt, one of which is the Christmas / Holiday season shops. The shops fill the street once every December

Specialty Shops

The Daisy

The Daisy flower shop offers flower arrangements and nationwide delivery. They also accept same day orders and delivery for last minute gift ideas. Visit them at 1028 Hawk Trail Copperas Cove, TX 76522.

For more information, see or call 254­547­6321.

Candy Outfitters

Candy Outfitters is a canny house. Home to 200+ fresh quality candies, surely there is one that will satisfy your sweet tooth. Taste their candies at 185 W Bus 190, Ste 1 Copperas Cove, TX 76522.

For more information, see or call 254­-542-­2639.

Frames and Things

Frames and Things offers thousands of frame layouts and designs. Definitely, you can find one that fits your wall and other memorable items. Visit them at 216 Cove Terrace Shopping Center Copperas Cove, TX 76522.

For more information, see or call 254-­547-­8448.

Goltz Sales

Goltz offers home tools at a price cheaper than retail. Goltz also provides repair services 113 E Ave E Copperas Cove, TX 76522.

For more information, see or call 254­-307-­4990.

Ledger Furniture

Ledger’s provide a wide variety of selection of bedroom sets, dining rooms, home office types of furniture and recliners just to name a few. 104 E Ave D Copperas Cove, TX 76522.

For more information, see or call 254-­547-­1027.

Babies N Things

Babies N Things houses both new and slightly used baby wares. They also accept trade-ins, so you can use your used baby wares to buy your baby’s needs at a cheaper price, Start saving at 111 E Ave E Copperas Cove, TX 76522.

For more information or call 254­-542-­3521.


Cove’s high school graduation rate is 14% better than Texas.

Average test scores in Cove is 52% better the national average. 89% of the residents finished 8th grade, and the same percentage finished high school. Around 18% of residents have a bachelor’s degree.

Education Institutions

Copperas Cove Independent School District (CCISD)

CCISD is the largest school district in Waco region to be “recognized” by the Texas Education Agency.

To be “recognized”, a school district must maintain at least 75% passing rate on all students on all subjects of the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) state Exam.

CCSID being named “recognized” is pretty impressive since the district has an average of 7,800 students.

CCSID has 10 campuses

  • 6 serving pre-kindergarten to 5th grades
  • 2 serving 6th, 7th, 8th grades
  • 2 serving 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th grades

For more information, visit

Central Texas College (CTC)

CTC is a 2-year public community college. CTC 100+ certificate of completion and associate degrees in professional, vocational and academic industries.

For more information, visit

Tarleton State University – Central Texas

One of the universities under the Texas A&M University System is Tarleton State University. Tarleton serves junior, senior and graduate students. Tarleton offers degrees on business administration, aviation, psychology, computer science just to name a few

For more information, visit

Nearby Learning Institutions

Within an hour from Copperas Cove are the following educational institutions:

University of Mary Hardin‐Baylor, Belton

Temple College, Temple

Texas State Technological College, Waco

Baylor University, Waco


Copperas Cove has a lower unemployment rate compared to the national average (4.2% vs 5.2%). Job growth has been positive and has increased by around 2%.

The median earnings of males are 41% higher than females. Cove’s poverty level is 7% better than the national average.

Copperas Cove is located near the high-tech areas of Dallas and Austin. Because of its one-hour location from Austin, Copperas Cove is an attractive option for technologically inclined companies and tech suppliers.

Here’s a list of some of the major employers in Copperas Cove:

  • Metroplex Hospital
  • Wal‐Mart
  • Scott & White Hospital & Clinics
  • Central Texas College

Experience Works

Experience Works provides pieces of training for older people (ages 55 and up). Experience Works helps older people upgrade their skills and gain confidence so as they can acquire a job of their own. For qualified individuals, Experience Works provide a temporary job while the trainee has no job yet.

For more information, visit

Environment / Climate

Copperas Cove is a sunny place. On the average, Copperas Cove gets 228 sunny days in a year. There is no snow in this part of the state.

As for rain, Copperas Cove gets around 50 rainy days in a year.

The highest temperature is 94 degrees which is around the month of July.
And the lowest temperature is 37 degrees which is in the month of January.

One measure of weather comfort used is the Comfort index, the higher the value, the better. Copperas Cove scores 63/100 compared to the national score of 54/100.

Local Events

Five Hills Pageant

Five Hills Pageant is an annual event every March. The pageant is charity pageant — all proceeds will go to a designated charity.

Who can join?
Boys from 0 to 8 years old
Girls from 0 to 50+ years old

Krist Kindl Markt

Krist Kindl Markt is Christmas event meant to revive the traditional market experience. Once a year, Avenue E and Main Street are closed to make way for around 100 vendors.

In addition to shopping, there are also performances from schools groups, a Christmas parade, street Christmas decorations and other holiday season activities.

Farmers Market

The Copperas Cove Farmers Market showcases locally grown produce. Held every Thursday at City Park Complex 1206 W Ave B.

For more information, contact

Gallop or Trot

Gallop or Trot is a 5 kilometer run via Copperas Cove’s city park and residential area. The run starts at the City Park’s Civic Center, then through the residential area, then finishes at the city park.

For more information, call 254‐547‐7571.

Rabbit Fest

Rabbit fest is a multi-day event where attendees enjoy various entertainment like a carnival, amateur singing night, parade, rabbit show, food/craft vendors and many more. This fest is a Copperas Cove traditional that started in the 1980s. One of the fest highlights in the Rabbit Fest parade which happens on the last day of the fest.

Jack Rabbit Run 4 Hope

Jack Rabbit Run 4 Hope is a 5K/10K race. The race is chip-timed. The route goes through OgleTree Gap Park and the surrounding hills. The race proceeds will in part be contributed to the Hope Pregnancy Center.

For more information, call 254‐547‐7571.

Food Truck Festival

Experience the flavors of different nations in Copperas Cove Annual Food Truck Festival. The festival will help a City Park Complex during the month of September.

Copperas Cove Fall­O­Ween Festival

FallOWeen is a festival of games, attractions, costume contests and trick-or-treats. Festival is held every October at S.C. Lee Junior High School 1205 Courtney Ln. Copperas Cove, TX 76522.

Copperas Cove Tree Lighting Festival

Catch the Christmas ambiance at the Copperas Cove Tree lighting festival. Listen to holiday themes, grab a picture with Santa or just stroll in the nearby streets. The festival also hosts a gingerbread house making contest for those who are on the more creative side. Join the festival at the City Park Complex.


The air and watershed quality in Copperas Cove is better than the national average.

Air quality is 61/100 (national average is 58/100)
Watershed quality is 72/100 (national average is 55/100).

Health Care Facilities

Metroplex Hospital

Metroplex Hospital is the main health facility serving Copperas Cove. The hospital also offers its services to the countries of Bell and Lampasas. The hospital is under a non-profit Christian organization and is part of other hospital systems in Lampasas and Killeen.

For more information, visit

Rollins Brook Hospital

Rollins Brook Hospital serves Lampasas and the surrounding rural area. The health facility provides general health and same-day surgery services.

Scott & White Hospital

Scott & White multi-specialty hospital system is one of the largest in the United States. The hospital system serves around 200,000 residents in Texas.

Scot & White is known for its care in the field of heart, stroke and orthopedic, and has been in the top 100 in that area for several years.

For more information, visit

Darnall Army Community Hospital (DACH)

DACH serves active and retired soldiers and their families. DACH is a system of clinics for family and specialty care. One such clinic is located in Copperas Cove.

What people say

“Copperas Cove was a very small town that was very evolved around football. As the years go by Cove is expanding day by day. Growing up in this town their wasn’t much to do or see. A er leaving, Copperas Cove has expanded and grown into a busy town. Now their new restraints, shopping centers, and many attractions.”

“The affordable housing because I am unemployed. A lot of free food centers here. And the city bus is only one mile to walk to. A lot of churches here to go to for support and spiritual discipline .”

“Copperas Cove is a wonderful town, both peaceful and beautiful. Along with having spacious and ample living areas, the schools are perfectly located and even better than that, the recreational areas such as tracks and parks are wide and natural. The neighborhoods are friendly and respectably maintained. ”

“The schooling is very great. The teacher put stop till the student understands the criteria. The town is also getting known since the town is fairly small. The high school is great on academics and also athletics. About 60% of the athletes who graduated for the 2015 year, are continuing onto the collegiate level.”

“Public transportation is always available and because everything you need will fall in a mile radius. There happens to be convenient stores everywhere, so walking and biking is a common form of transportation. Aside from the workers who work out of the city ranges, cars are not as predominant in my city.”

“The local businesses of Copperas Cove is far beyond compare. The customer service is wonderful and the overall feeling that these businesses give of is great! Other than that, I would not change how these businesses run because of the apparent amount of professionalism presented.”

“I believe Copperas Cove is still a growing city. We have only been here a year so far and a lot of people prefer to live here than other surroundings cities. It’s close to Fort Hood base. I wish there was more to do here, but like I said I believe it’s still an upcoming city. The only bad part I disagree with is the fact that you can not adopt pitbulls from the local shelter.”

“The city of Copperas Cove is consistently in the state of innovation. Over the most recent years, there has always been a new addition to the small town. Before, I would always find myself going to the next closest city to get supplies that weren’t available in town when I was working on my home projects. Now, there is no need to travel abroad! The city of Copperas Cove has just about everything you’ll need within the limits of itself. I mostly enjoy how close everything is in relation to my home. The main road is where you will find everything- from fast food, the gym, even the schools. Copperas Cove is a nice the place to live, as well as visit. I know when you make the trip here, you will say the same. Enjoy your time here in Copperas Cove, Texas! ”

“I really enjoy the people that are in the town. There is a strong sense of community in the town. The school is very good and the people are very supportive and involved in the activities and sports.”

“Copperas Cove is a fairly small town but they offer a majority of the stores people go to everyday such as Walmart and the grocery store HEB. They also o er a small, but nice variety of restaurants from fast food to Chinese to German. Killeen is also only about a 10 minute drive, if even, and there are even more options for food and shopping there. The crime is also low so it’s nice town to be in and still be close to a little bit bigger city.”

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