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Overview of Killeen

Killeen is a thriving community located in Central Texas, roughly an hour's drive north of Austin, and is centrally located in terms of access to the major metro areas of San Antonio, Houston and Dallas. The city is in one of the fastest-growing economic corridors in the country, according to the Greater Killeen Chamber of Commerce.

Killeen apartments for rent can be found all across the estimated 53.58 square miles encompassed by the city. Killeen is an extremely family-friendly town, with people under the age of 18 making up more than 30 percent of its population. With numerous educational facilities, more than 100 churches representing more than 20 different denominations, a military installation and endless recreational amenities, Killeen has something to offer people from all walks of life.

Living in Killeen, TX

Killeen apartments could be a great way to join the more than 130,000 people living here as of July 2011. The city was founded in 1882 by the Santa Fe Railroad, and grew quickly as a shipping city. The city of Killeen received its name from an official of the railroad, Frank P. Killeen, who was also serving as assistant general manager in Galveston.

Killeen's mission is to be one of the best places to live in this country for military families. The area was provided with abundant water supplies after the construction of Belton Lake and Stillhouse Hollow Reservoir, and Killeen residents also enjoy access to several major interstate and state highways. These construction projects contributed substantially to the growth of the community and the strengthening of the economy in retail business.

Killeen Work and Study

Killeen apartments could be attractive options for business professionals working in the area. The city of Killeen boasts that since its founding by the Sante Fe Railroad, the city has served as a major shipping station, particularly for cotton and cattle products.

Fort Hood, located in Killeen, is one of the premiere military installations of the U.S. Army and a large employer in the area.

Students can take advantage of the many educational institutions in the area, including Central Texas College, Tarleton State University-Central Texas and University of Mary Hardin, Baylor. Central Texas College, whose main campus is in Killeen, was founded as a community college in 1965. Today, the college maintains more than 100 other locations around the world, serving more than 50,000 students on military installations, in correctional facilities and in embassies on ships at sea.

Rentals in Killeen, TX and Cost of Living

According to data collected by the U.S. Census Bureau, Killeen rentals have a vacancy rate of 16.3 percent, and median rent was valued at $828 as of 2010. The largest number of renters, 30.9 percent, fall in the gross rent range of $750 to $999, with more than 87 percent of total renters falling in the wider range of $500 to $1,499. The data further indicated that roughly 36 percent of renters reported spending 35 percent or more of their household income on rental costs.

City-Data information revealed that in March 2012, the cost of living in Killeen was assigned the value of 86.6 points, which is 13.4 points less than the national value of 100 points.

Killeen Attractions and Special Events

People living in Killeen apartments have many recreational amenities at their doorstep. According to the Killeen Chamber of Commerce, the area is home to more than 31 parks, two swimming pools, roughly 32 lighted tennis courts and a municipal golf course.

With the strong military presence in the city, a popular area attraction is the Fourth Infantry Division Museum. Residents and visitors come here to enjoy and learn about Killeen's military history through exhibits with a variety of artifacts, photos and vehicles.

Locals particularly enjoy amenities such as the Killeen Mall, the Stonetree Golf Club and the Mayborn Planetarium & Space Theatre. The planetarium has been open to the public since 2003 and dazzles spectators with star and laser light shows.

Rent.comĀ® can help you get settled in a Killeen apartment. Look through our rental listings and find the perfect home for your needs.

Eastgate Ridge Apartments

Killeen, TX 76541

$695+

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Eastgate Ridge Apartments

Killeen, TX


$695+

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths
Country Place Apartments
6

Killeen, TX 76543

$820+

2 Beds1-2 Baths

Country Place Apartments

Killeen, TX

(6)

$820+

2 Beds1-2 Baths
Dorel Killeen
88

Killeen, TX 76542

$940+

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths

8 Units Available

Dorel Killeen

Killeen, TX

(88)

$940+

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths
8 Units Available
Keystone Apartments

Killeen, TX 76542

$609+

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths

10+ Units Available

Keystone Apartments

Killeen, TX


$609+

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths
10+ Units Available
River Oaks

Killeen, TX 76543

$675+

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths

River Oaks

Killeen, TX


$675+

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths
Fort Hood Family Housing

Killeen, TX 76544

$995+

2-5 Beds1-3 Baths

Fort Hood Family Housing

Killeen, TX


$995+

2-5 Beds1-3 Baths
The Renaissance at Stoney Creek

Killeen, TX 76541

$489+

1-2 Beds1 Bath

The Renaissance at Stoney Creek

Killeen, TX


$489+

1-2 Beds1 Bath
Waters Haven of Killeen

Killeen, TX 76541

$560+

1-2 Beds1 Bath

8 Units Available

Waters Haven of Killeen

Killeen, TX


$560+

1-2 Beds1 Bath
8 Units Available
Terrace Heights Apartments

Killeen, TX 76541

$509+

1-3 Beds1 Bath

Terrace Heights Apartments

Killeen, TX


$509+

1-3 Beds1 Bath
The Bluffs At Brookside

Killeen, TX 76543

$529+

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths

2 Units Available

The Bluffs At Brookside

Killeen, TX


$529+

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths
2 Units Available
9
Lakewood Manufactured Home Community

Killeen, TX 76543

$365+

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Lakewood Manufactured Home Community

Killeen, TX


$365+

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths
Century Plaza Apartments
8

Killeen, TX 76543

$600+

1-2 Beds1 Bath

5 Units Available

Century Plaza Apartments

Killeen, TX

(8)

$600+

1-2 Beds1 Bath
5 Units Available
The Village At Fox Creek

Killeen, TX 76543

$738+

2-3 Beds2 Baths

The Village At Fox Creek

Killeen, TX


$738+

2-3 Beds2 Baths
20
The Arbors of Killeen

Killeen, TX 76542

$694+

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths

2 Units Available

The Arbors of Killeen

Killeen, TX


$694+

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths
2 Units Available
Summerlyn Apartments

Killeen, TX 76543

$610+

1-2 Beds1 Bath

Summerlyn Apartments

Killeen, TX


$610+

1-2 Beds1 Bath
6
Southern Hills Manufactured Home Community

Killeen, TX 76542

$425+

1-4 Beds1-2 Baths

4 Units Available

Southern Hills Manufactured Home Community

Killeen, TX


$425+

1-4 Beds1-2 Baths
4 Units Available
The Brookside Apartments

Killeen, TX 76542

$799+

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths

The Brookside Apartments

Killeen, TX


$799+

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths
30
BAY COLONY APARTMENTS

Killeen, TX 76543

Contact for Pricing

1-2 Beds1 Bath

10+ Units Available

BAY COLONY APARTMENTS

Killeen, TX


Contact for Pricing

1-2 Beds1 Bath
10+ Units Available
Summer Park Apartments

Killeen, TX 76541

$395+

1-2 Beds1 Bath

Summer Park Apartments

Killeen, TX


$395+

1-2 Beds1 Bath
Western Oaks

Killeen, TX 76543

$500+

1-2 Beds1 Bath

3 Units Available

Western Oaks

Killeen, TX


$500+

1-2 Beds1 Bath
3 Units Available