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Killeen – Where freedom grows !
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.
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%
Two or more races 5%
Hawaiian or other
Pacific Islander 1%
American Indian or
Alaska native 0%
Other race 0%
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
% of people married 53.2%
Average household size. 3
% Above Poverty Level 85.8%
% Below Poverty Level 14.2%
<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%
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
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.
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
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
Visit Killeen’s bowling lanes:
Location: 922 North 38th Street
Location: 4203 Shawn Drive
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/
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
West Ward El
709 W Dean Ave ZIP: 76541
East Ward El
1608 E Rancier Ave ZIP: 76541
5600 Schorn Dr ZIP: 76542
(254) 336-6660 Primary
Cedar Valley El
4801 Chantz Dr ZIP: 76542
Liberty Hill Middle
4500 Kit Carson Trl ZIP: 76542
3301 Hilliard Ave ZIP: 76543
3004 Atkinson Ave ZIP: 76543
505 E Jasper Rd ZIP: 76541
Transformative Charter Academy
802 N 8th St ZIP: 76541
Killeen Isd Career Center
1320 Stagecoach Rd ZIP: 76542
Pathways Academic Campus
1322 Stagecoach Rd ZIP: 76542
C E Ellison H S
909 Elms Rd ZIP: 76542
Killeen Private Schools
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
Killleen houses two higher education providers
- Central Texas College
- Tarleton State University
- 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
- Holiday lighting
- Decorating events
- For more information visit www.killeentexas.gov
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
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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