Temple, TX

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Temple, TX

About Temple, TX

Temple, Texas is a vibrant city located in the southeastern corner of the United States. Home to attractions such as Miller Springs Nature Center and Lions Park, visitors can explore outdoor activities and historical sites when visiting Temple. There are also plenty of museums, galleries, and performance venues such as the Mayborn Museum Complex and Carnegie History Center. For entertainment, visitors can explore boutique shops and restaurants along with movie theaters and live music clubs. Whether you're looking for a peaceful retreat or an exciting night out, Temple has something for everyone! Military town/Small city complex - East-central Texas along I-35 between Dallas and Austin.

State: Texas
County: Bell County
Metro Area: Killeen-Temple Metro Area
City: Temple
Zip Codes: 76502 76504 76501
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Time zone: Central Standard Time (CST)
Elevation: 833 ft above sea level

Temple is a small Texas town with a transportation heritage starting with the 19th-century Chisholm Trail and continuing today with distribution facilities strategically located to maximize trade with Mexico and proximity to other cities in the state. Headquartered there is McLane Company, Inc., the nation’s largest convenience store supplier now owned by Wal-Mart, and Wilsonart International, a maker of plastic laminates. Temple’s nondescript downtown is currently undergoing a renovation with focus on points of historic interest. Temple is also home to the Scott and White Memorial Hospital and Clinic, a large regional teaching hospital.

Killeen, 20 miles to the west, serves the massive Fort Hood military installation. Not surprisingly, the area has a very low cost of living profile, one of the best for Texas outside of border towns. But there isn’t much to do nor much intellectual stimulation. The area is known for spring wildflowers in the Grand Prairie to the west.

Temple and Killeen sit at the border between the Blackland Prairie agricultural area to the east and the Grand Prairie dry hills to the west. The area around both cities is mostly level to gently rolling. The climate is humid subtropical and continental with large variations in temperature. July and August days are particularly hot, with clear skies and relatively low humidity. Spring can be quite wet and stormy, and mild winters are punctuated by windy, cold-air invasions from the north. Winter precipitation may be a mix of snow, rain, sleet, and freezing rain, but snow accumulation is usually minimal.

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Temple Cost of Living

Cost of living, stable economy, and healthcare make Temple a great place to live.

-32.5% lower than avg
-23.1% lower than avg
$783 /mo
Monthly rent (2br)
-46.6% lower than avg
Temple Crime
47.3 / 100
Crime is ranked on a scale of 1 (low) to 100 (high). US average: 35.4
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I've lived in Temple for about two years now and love it. The historic downtown and supportive community have made this a special place to  More

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Over 11 years ago

Can anyone tell me if the Killeen-Temple-Ft. Hood area is a good place to live for African-American  More

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Over 12 years ago

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