Killeen, Texas, located in Bell County, has grown in multitudes of people from all over the world, thanks to Fort Hood. With the addition of the University of Central Texas A&M, Central Texas College, and homes being built at a rapid rate, Killeen is becoming one of the fastest-growing cities in America. As the population grows, new businesses are pouring in. Killeen is known as the neighbor of Fort Hood. The Killeen economy is heavily dependent on the Fort Hood post, soldiers and their families. We have a strong talent pool with U.S. Army veterans, an accessible community college, and a stand-alone, state-supported university. American values are strong here. At one time, Elvis himself was stationed at Fort Hood and lived in Killeen.
The Central Texas area has a wide variety of entertainment venues to choose from. Whether it is touring the world’s largest military installation with awesome fighting power and two fine military museums or enjoying the Vive Les Arts Theatre. At Green Avenue Park, Killeen hosts a farmers’ market each Friday, beginning in May from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. and also Food Truck Fridays! There are over 20 parks located in this city and a 2.5-mile hike and bike trail. Community pools – Long Branch Park and Pershing Park – let your little swimmers three and under in for free.
Killeen is easily accessible by highway from IH-35 to US190 or SH195. Arrow Trailways has a local office and buses may be rented for tours. A rail system, and the new Killeen-Fort Hood Regional Airport has over 36 flights daily, with service by American Airlines, Continental, Houston, or Delta. The Central Texas Corridor – Interstate 14 (currently US Highway 190) is in the works. The designated Central Texas Corridor begins in West Texas and generally follows US Highway 190 through Killeen, Belton, Bryan-College Station, Huntsville, Livingston, Woodville and Jasper before terminating on State Highway 63 at the Sabine River. This more efficient highway system will attract jobs and economic development.