Situated in the heart of one of the fastest-growing corridors in the nation, Killeen is a booming city in Central Texas, an area known for its hills and lakes. It is 50 miles southwest of Waco and 60 miles north of Austin. Killeen is adjacent to Fort Hood, a US Army base that covers 340 square miles.
Founded in 1882 by the Santa Fe Railroad as a shipping station for cotton and cattle, Killeen has long enjoyed a thriving economy. The Killeen-Fort Hood Regional Airport makes travel convenient, and its proximity to I-35 and other major highways puts major metro areas, such as San Antonio and Dallas, both two hours away, and Houston, 3 hours away, within easy reach.
Stillhouse Hollow Lake and Belton Lake are popular destinations for boating and fishing, and with 31 parks and a municipal golf course, Newcomers renting apartments in Killeen will have plenty of opportunities to enjoy the mild Central Texas climate.