Business is booming in Killeen (population 112,000), which has prospered for more than a hundred years since its founding in 1882 by the Santa Fe Railroad to serve as a shipping station for cotton and cattle. Killeen is located in one of the fastest-growing economic corridors in the nation – an hour’s drive from Austin, three hours from San Antonio, four hours from Houston and three from Dallas. Several airlines provide service to and from the Killeen-Fort Hood Regional Airport (GRK). Killeen is the home of Fort Hood, the Army’s premiere military installation.
Higher education is offered locally through Central Texas College, Texas A&M-Central Texas and University of Mary Hardin-Baylor. Approximately 100 churches in Killeen represent 20+ denominations.
Recreation here is plentiful with 31 parks, two swimming pools, 32 lighted tennis courts and a municipal golf course. Stillhouse Hollow Lake and Belton Lake are less than a 20-minute drive away.
Real estate in Killeen is quite inexpensive. Average home price here is just around $100,000, which is quite low when compared to markets such as Naples real estate, Fort Myers and other high-end areas.