Killeen, Texas

Killeen, Texas Real Estate, Killeen Area and Community Information


Killeen, Texas is located in Bell County and boasts a population of 128,000 residents. Known as K-Town, Killeen is the principal city in the Killeen-Temple-Fort Hood Metropolitan Area. Its economy is driven by its proximity to Fort Hood and its military and family population.

Students are served by the Killeen Independent School District and takes in Killeen, Fort Hood, Nolanville and Harker Heights. The school system operates a total of 32 elementary, 11 middle and four high schools. There are 5 elementary, 2 middle and 3 high schools all located within Killeen. There are also 2 private and one charter school in Killeen. The public schools are highly rated by parents and educational professionals. With the variety of public and private educational opportunities, Killeen TX homes are appealing to families with school aged children.

Homes for sale in Killeen include single and multi-family homes, condominiums and town houses. Killeen properties also include undeveloped property for the adventurous home builder. Real estate in Killeen varies in price range, but the first time home buyer will find affordable first time Killeen homes.

The Killeen home buyer is always advised to seek the services of a Killeen real estate agent. The Killeen realtor has their finger on the pulse of available real estate and will know the best neighborhoods to meet any home buying criteria.

History


Before the establishment of Killeen the area was dotted with several small farming communities such as Sugar Love and Palo Altos. Early area settlers were typically large families on small farms working hard to forge a life using the land and the fertile Texas soil. On May 15th 1882 for the first time in Western Bell County a locomotive of Golf, Sante Fe and Colorado Railroad made their way through the young farming communities. This was a turning point for the young farming communities.

Killeen was named for the assistant general manager of the Gulf, Colorado and Santa Fe Railroad that was built through the area that eventually became the town. Due to the success of the railroad, Killeen became an important shipping point for grain, wool and cotton and remained a small but thriving trade center until Fort Hood was built.

Camp Hood, known today as Fort Hood, was erected to meet the pressing demands of World War Two. Killeen soon became a military boomtown. Today, the town is a vibrant family friendly place to live with family friendly Killeen TX real estate.

Parks and Recreation


Killeen operates an extensive parks and recreation system. Family members of all ages will find passive and active programs and facilities and this helps to make Killeen real estate appealing. Killeen operates more than 15 neighborhood parks that include playgrounds, picnic areas, walking and bicycling trails, swimming and sports fields. There is also a public golf course and a state of the art family recreation center open to residents.



Attractions and Activities


Killeen is conveniently located near many area attractions and activities.  There are a variety of activities for all ages and include summer concerts, the inflatable kids park and rodeos throughout the year. Recently Killeen was highlighted in the PBS travel show the "Daytripper" highlighting the area as a hotbed of both history and food.

Take note of some of the most popular area attractions:



Events


Events help define Killeen through a sense of community and culture. Popular area events include holiday celebrations, charitable events, theater, neighborhood celebrations, Farmer’s Markets, street dancing and a variety of sporting events.

Sara Vinson
Sara Vinson
REALTOR