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. Airlines providing service to and from Killeen (40 flights daily) are American Eagle and Continental. Killeen is the home of FortHood, the Army’s premiere military installation.
Higher education is offered locally through CentralTexasCollege, Tarleton State University-Central Texas and University of Mary Hardin-Baylor. Approximately 100 churches in Killeen represent 20+ denominations.
Recreation here is plentiful with thirty one parks, two swimming pools, thirty two lighted tennis courts and a municipal golf course.
Stillhouse Hollow Lake and Belton Lake are less than a 20-minute drive away.
The Fort Hood region is a growing, vibrant area that embraces the men and women defending our country and elevates the standard of living of all citizens by offering greater opportunities for employment, education, and recreation.
Some of the hallmarks of the opportunities that exist in Killeen are:
- Ease of access
- Affordability of living
- Growing educational opportunities
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Whether you are new to the area, graduating from school or recently retired from the military there are opportunities in the Greater Killeen region to grow you career.
Whether you’re looking at pre-kindergarten or a graduate degree, Killeen offers the finest in educational facilities.
Killeen Independent School District is the public school district serving the cities of Killeen, Harker Heights and Nolanville and the children who live on the Fort Hood military reservation. In addition, there are a number of private and parochial schools from which to choose.
Copperas Cove ISD is an integral part of the community. The school system enjoys a solid reputation as one of the finest in Central Texas. Year after year, achievement tests have shown that Cove students benefit from a high quality education. Cove students regularly exceed state and national averages in achievement testing. A high percentage of Cove graduates go on to college or other forms of post-secondary education.
There are two state-supported higher education institutions in Killeen: Central Texas College, a two-year community college, and Tarleton State University — Central Texas, which offers junior, senior and graduate courses. In Fall 2009 Tarleton State University will become Texas A&M – Central Texas.
The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor is just 17 miles away, and the University of Texas and Baylor University are about 60 miles distant each, and Texas A&M University is about 100 miles away.
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