Killeen is located just east and south of and adjacent to Fort Hood. Over the past 10 years there has been tremendous growth, bringing the current population to approximately 137,147. This rapid growth has been attributed to the close working relationship between Fort Hood and the surrounding communities, especially evident during large deployments. Military retirees, soldiers being discharged, and others have moved to the Killeen area or have decided to make the Killeen area their home because of the facilities, the schools, shopping and recreational opportunities, reasonably priced homes, and much more. 

In 2010, the Killeen-Temple-Fort Hood MSA (metropolitan statistical area) was ranked at or near the top of several national surveys concerning employment. The MSA had the second strongest outlook in the country for hiring, the fourth nationwide among all small cities for job growth, and was best in the nation among 200 major metropolitan areas for its overall business climate. 

In 2010, residents of the Killeen-Temple-Fort Hood MSA were first in Texas and 13th in the nation for being satisfied with their well-being and enjoying the highest quality of life, and it was ranked third among both military and medium metropolitan areas on the 2010 Best Places for Military Retirement list. In 2011 Killeen was recognized as a Certified Retirement Community by the Texas Department of Agriculture. 

Educational opportunities are provided to residents from thirty-two elementary schools, thirteen middle schools, and 10 high schools by the Killeen Independent School District. There are also several higher level educational opportunities available in the local area and include Central Texas College, Texas A&M University – Central Texas (TAMU-CT), University of Phoenix, St. Mary’s University, University of Maryland, University of Mary Hardin-Baylor, and Temple Junior College.   

Besides Fort Hood’s Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center, health care is provided by the Metroplex Health System, Scott & White Hospital, and numerous smaller clinics.
If you enjoy golfing, visit the Stonetree Golf Course website to see what it has to offer.
Do you want more information about Killeen? Click here: Official Killeen TX website

Check out events at the 
Civic and Conference Center.
Want something different ? Check out the Mayborn Science Theater and Planetarium at  Central Texas College.

Homes For Sale in Killeen TX Area
Homes For Sale in Killeen TX Area
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1711 E. Central TX Expy, Suite 104 Killeen TX 76541