Killeen, Texas has always provided many incentives to live in Bell County with their many outdoor activity options, lower than average cost of living, and incredibly stable job market anchored by the fort.

The geographical center of Texas is pretty much the middle of nowhere hill country, but the population center is in eastern Bell County just east of Salado between Little River-Academy and Holland. So, besides all the great amenities to living in our awesome communities, you also have the convenience of proximity to those friends and loved ones who may have ventured to other Texas metros.

How did Killeen get ranked as a top 10 place in Texas to live?

According to data compiled by US News and World Report, there were several key factors to determine which cities in Texas are best suited for a high quality of life. The Job Index, Affordable Housing Index, and Quality of Life Index made up the largest weight in the overall ranking.

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