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    Killeen – Where freedom grows !

    Affordable Homes

    Low Cost of Living

    Near Major Cities

    Diverse, Melting Pot of Multiple Cultures

    This is Killeen – Where freedom grows.

    Located in Bell County, Killeen is Fort Hood’s neighbor.
    Fort Hood is one of the country’s largest military base.

    Killeen also have some scenic lakes and vineyards towards the west Texas Hill Country.

     

    Affordable Homes

    Killeen is a stable area in terms of home value as it is one of those cities that has rebounded from the 2008 recession.

    The Median home price is around USD 118,000 which is 36% lower compared to the national average. Also, renting in Killeen (around USD 850) is 8% lower compared to the national average.

     

    Low Cost of Living

    Living in Killeen is 4% cheaper than the Texas average, 13% cheaper than the national average.

    Income & Earnings

    A family in Killeen earns around USD 52,000.

    Income Tax in Texas is 100% lower than the national average.

     

    Near major cities

    Killeen’s location in Central Texas allows for convenient access to Texas’ major cities:

    1.5 hours drive to Austin
    2.5 hours drive to Dallas
    2.5 hours drive to San Antonio
    3.5 hours drive to Houston


    Access and Transportation

    Highway : from IH-35 to US190 or SH195

    Airport : Killeen Fort-Hood Regional Airport (36+ daily flights)

    Bus : HOP provides bus transportation. Rented buses are also available for tours.

     

    Diverse, Melting Pot of Multiple Cultures

    Families from different cultures and background live in Killeen.
    One major reason is Fort Hood.

    This multi-cultural community eliminates the room for prejudice and racism.
    Another positive effect is on food. The diverse culture in Killeen, allows for many food variety and options.

    Below is a breakdown of Killeen’s racial diversity

    African American   33%
    White              32%
    Hispanic           25%
    Two or more races   5%
    Asian               3%
    Hawaiian or other
    Pacific Islander    1%
    American Indian or
    Alaska native       0%
    Other race          0%

     

    Awards/Recognitions


    Rank 21st “Best for Vets: Places to Live 2019.”

    Military Times ranked Killeen as No. 21 (out of 289)  medium-sized city that is best for veterans to live in.


    Most Patriotic City in Texas

    Insurify recognized Killeen as the Most Patriotic City in Texas. This recognition help Killeen ranked as the 21st best place for veterans.


    Top 100 Safest Cities for Drivers

    Killeen was included in the Top 100 Safest Cities for Drivers.
    Reports by TxDOT stated that out of more than 2000 Killeen accidents, only 66 are serious and only 15 are fatal.


    Who lives in Killeen

    Total Population .              138,745
    Male Share of the Population      49.4%
    Female Share of the Population    50.6%
    Senior Citizens                    5.8%
    Employed Population 16+          61,297
    Age of the Population               28

    Families

    % of people married     53.2%
    Average household size.  3


    Wealth

    % Above Poverty Level    85.8%
    % Below Poverty Level    14.2%

    Age

    <10 years     19%
    10-17 years   11%
    18-24 years   12%
    25-34 years   21%
    35-44 years   14%
    45-54 years   10%
    55-64 years    7%
    65+ years      6%

     

    Attractions/Recreation

    Stonetree Golf Club

    Located in a rolling terrain with several tree varieties and many small lakes with fountains. The club is open to the public and hosts several golf tournaments and major area fundraisers.

    Contact : 254-501-6570
    www.GolfKilleen.com


    The Courses of Clear Creek

    Located in Fort Hood hills, the Courses of Clear Creek is a 27-hole state-of-the-art golf course.

    The course has a 4,500 square foot club house, with a sizable deck overseeing the course. The club house is located in Bldg. 52381, Battalion Avenue, west of Clear Creek Road.

    The golf course caters to players at any level. The is a 4-hole course for children and a professional course that offers lessons for adults.

    Club and cars can be rented within the course.

    Contact: 254-287-4130
    www.hoodmwr.com/coursesof_cc.htm


    Killeen Family Aquatics Center

    Have water fun with your family. The Aquatics Center features

    • a 2,180 square foot bath house;
    • a 10,360 square foot multi-use pool
    • a 25 meter lap pool
    • 3 Water slides
    • and many more

    Contact: 254-501-6537 (Fax) 254-501-6388


    November 5TH, 2009 Fort Hood Memorial

    The largest memorial and most visited Killeen memorial.

    Built to show the love of citizens for the victims and wounded of the Fort Hood November 5, 2009 tragedy.

    Location :  Killeen Civic & Conference Center complex. 3601 South W.S. Young Drive
    Contact : 254-501-3888
    www.november5memorial.com


    Vives Les Arts

    Love live performances and theater ? Check out Vives Les Arts.

    Vives Les Arts is the home of the performing group Vives Les Arts Society.
    Vives Les Arts has 400 seats and a wide proscenium stage.
    Vives Les Arts has delivered 20 seasons of live performances.

    For more information contact (254) 526-9090 or visit www.vlakilleen.org


    Ark Pottery Expressions

    A pottery studio that allows both artists and non-artist to have fun with art. The studio provides the necessary art tools and ingredients such paints, sponges, brushes, stencils and even sample pieces.

    The studio is also open for events and celebrations such as birthdays and weddings.

    Location: 882 South Forth Hood Street
    Contact: 254-317-0144
    www.arkpotteryexpressions.com


    Killeen Bowling

    Visit Killeen’s bowling lanes:

    Killeen Bowlerama

    Location: 922 North 38th Street
    Contact: 254-699-5222
    www.killeenbowlerama.com

    Hallmark Lanes

    Location: 4203 Shawn Drive
    Contact: 254-690-4949
    www.hallmarklanes.com

    1st Cavalry Division Museum

    Showcases the history on how the 1st Cavalry Division was formed from the soldier regiments.

    Location: 56th Street & 76th Tank Battalion Ave Ft Hood, TX

    3rd Armored Cavalry Museum

    Learn the story of America’s longest-serving armored cavalry.
    Discover its beginnings from 1846 until the present.

    Location: 36th St & 761st Tank Battalion Ave Ft Hood, TX

    4th ID Monument for Occupation Iraqi Freedom

    The monument commemorates the 4th Division members killed in Iraq 2003-2004

    Location: 4th Division Headquarters, Ft Hood, TX

    Mayborn Science Theater

    Experience planetarium star shows and laser light shows.

    The shows combine color, lights, sound, 3D graphics, laser generated colors, and digitally created music.  These combinations are projected to a dome-shaped screen which is more than twice the size of movie screens.

    The theater is located within Central Texas College in Killeen.

    For more information, visit http://www.starsatnight.org/

     

    Education

    Public schools in Killeen scores 69%.

    • 4% below the Texas average and
    • 40% better than the national average.


    Student to teacher ratio is 17:1

    • Texas ratio is 14:1
    • United States ratio is 14:1


    Of all the students

    • 87.1% finished 8th grade
    • 86.5% finished high school
    • 18.0% finished a bachelor’s degree
    • 1.1% finished doctorate degree


    Killeen’s education system is comprised of

    • 43 public schools
    • 5 private schools
    • 1 post-secondary school


    Some of the these public schools are


    Primary Schools


    West Ward El
    709 W Dean Ave ZIP: 76541
    (254) 336-1830

    East Ward El
    1608 E Rancier Ave ZIP: 76541
    (254) 336-1650

    Saegert El
    5600 Schorn Dr ZIP: 76542
    (254) 336-6660 Primary

    Cedar Valley El
    4801 Chantz Dr ZIP: 76542
    (254) 336-1480


    Middle Schools

    Liberty Hill Middle
    4500 Kit Carson Trl ZIP: 76542
    (254) 336-1370

    Rancier Middle
    3301 Hilliard Ave ZIP: 76543
    (254) 336-1252

    Gateway Middle
    3004 Atkinson Ave ZIP: 76543
    (254) 336-1690

    Nolan Middle
    505 E Jasper Rd ZIP: 76541
    (254) 336-1150


    High Schools

    Transformative Charter Academy
    802 N 8th St ZIP: 76541
    (254) 628-8989

    Killeen Isd Career Center
    1320 Stagecoach Rd ZIP: 76542
    (254) 336-3800

    Pathways Academic Campus
    1322 Stagecoach Rd ZIP: 76542
    (254) 336-7250

    C E Ellison H S
    909 Elms Rd ZIP: 76542
    (254) 336-0600


    Killeen Private Schools

    Elementary

    Grace Lutheran School
    1007 Bacon Ranch Rd ZIP: 76542

    New Beginnings Christian Academy
    3621 E Veterans Memorial Blvd ZIP: 76543

    St Joseph Catholic School
    2901 E Rancier Ave ZIP: 76543


    Elementary and Secondary

    Killeen Adventist Jr Academy
    3412 Lake Rd ZIP: 76543

    Memorial Christian Academy
    4001 Trimmier Rd ZIP: 7654


    Higher Education

    Killleen houses two higher education providers

    • Central Texas College
    • Tarleton State University

     

    Local Events

    PRCA Rodeo

    • An event for the whole family : Watch competitions on
      • Barrel racing
      • Bull riding
      • Steer roping
    • Hell every Thursday thru Saturday before Memorial day
    • For more information visit www.rodeokilleen.com

    Killeen year round works

    Nature in Lights

    • Experience winter with lighting displays
    • Held every November through January at BLORA
    • For more information visit www.hoodwr.com

    Holiday Under the Stars

    • A 2-day event that involves
      • Christmas parade
      • Lighting of a 50-ft Christmas tree
    • For more information visit www.killeentexas.gov

     

    Climate

    Killeen primarily has a sunny weather.

    Killeen’s air quality is is 27% better than the national average,
    and the pollution index in Killeen is 84% better than the national average.

     

    What People are Saying

    “Killeen is an amazing place to live because it is a melting pot of various ethnicities and cultures. People from all backgrounds live in Killeen and contribute to the overall experience of visiting Killeen. Local business and community events are evidence of the range of distinct individuals that live in Killeen. I encourage anyone to come and visit Killeen to witness themselves the multiculturalism of Killeen. ”

    “It’s very friendly , very nice schools ,and good customer services throughout the city. Lived here for 8 plus years and being surrounded by many active military or retired veterans is nice to see”

    “Killeen is a great city to get your life started and possibly branch out when you want to explore. Many celebrities come and stop in Killeen just to see what the city has to offer.”

    City is getting bigger and more diverse by the day! I’ve lived here all my life and have seen the city grow and develop tremendously over the years. The people from Killeen are very friendly. I have loved all the public schools I’ve attended because they have had great teachers and education programs. More and more people are moving here because of how affordable it can be and how it is not far from major cities. There are plenty of nice restaurants and places where people can dine and have a good time.”

    “Killeen is an awesome military town that is built around serving veterans and the community. There is plenty of fun in the sun as well as many indoor activities to accommodate families and singles.”

    “What I like about Killeen is that it is very affordable for a single mother going back to school myself as well of my son, a recent college student and to make ends meet. It is also is close to bigger cities that offer opportunities for us to grow. The experience here has been great and refreshing.”

    “I’ve lived in Killeen all my life and I have seen the city grow tremendously! The schools I attended where all great. This city is the most diverse place around with people from all different generations of all different places. No matter where my family and I have moved I was still around a great community of people that look out for one another.”

    “It is a city that is growing. Thanks to the fact that it is a city with a lot of military movement, its population has grown and businesses too. I would like to see more public transport for people with little access to have their own car.”

    “Great new housing developments and new schools. Easy commute to fort hood and lots of restaurants food options and shopping.

    “Killeen is a very transit community. The area surrounds one of the largest military base in our nation, Ft. Hood. The school district here is amazing.”

     

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