In Central Texas

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Ft Hood Welcome In Central Texas

Welcome to the Lone Star State! Part of the Hill Country, Central Texas includes the communities of Killeen, Harker Heights, Belton, Copperas Cove, Temple and Gatesville.

Killeen is the largest city in Bell County, with a population of 145,482 in 2017, and is home to Fort Hood. Until the 1940s, Killeen was a relatively small and isolated farm trade center. With the construction of Camp Hood (now Fort Hood) during World War II, the influx of soldiers and their families flocking to the area quickly turned the area into a military boomtown.

Central Texas offers its residents a little bit of everything: small town charm, big city amenities, natural beauty and vibrant culture. Within the area are several popular tourist spots, including beautiful lakes, acres of park land and an emerging wine industry. Hill Country has also made Texas second to Florida as the most popular retirement destination in the United States.


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