Copperas Cove, or, "Cove" as locals call it, is a city found at the southern edge of Coryell County in central Texas. Originally a sweet ranching and farming community, the city is today the largest in Coryell County, with a bustling economy and swelling neighborhoods. Homes in Copperas Cove represent an excellent value for the purchase. There are many houses available that have three-bedroom or four-bedroom capacities that also have price tags that are more than reasonable for a larger family.
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Because of the economy's close link with Fort Hood, Copperas Cove is a part of the Killeen-Temple-Fort Hood Metropolitan Statistical Area. The city has been inhabited by mankind at least since 4,000 B.C. given the artifacts found along local valley floors and creek beds. The area is located in the Lampasas Cut Plains within a number of hills known as the "Five Hills" area between Lampasas River and Cowhouse Creek valleys. Copperas Cove's climate has attracted many residents to the area with its humid subtropical tendencies, giving it easy winters and sunshine-drenched summers. The city does find itself within Tornado Alley, but conversely the land is surprisingly suitable for agriculture without irrigation, making up for the likelihood of tornado touchdowns.
Copperas Cove features a standard suburban cityscape that is found among small towns that developed in the era after the second World War. Most of the commercial activity happens along US Highway 190, and the residential neighborhoods usually consist of low-density, single-family houses. Subdivisions continue to flourish in the countryside as farming and ranching has slowly bled off due to changing economic conditions. Economically speaking, Copperas Cove's primary employers are Fort Hood, Central Texas College, Copperas Cove Independent School District, GC Services, and Metroplex Hospital. There are many annual events to provide entertainment and culture for hard-working residents and curious visitors. The Rabbit Fest, held on the third weekend of May annually, is an arts and crafts festival that goes on for four days. The Ogletree Gap Heritage Festival happens in October with food, arts and crafts, Civil War reenactments, and more being its primary activities. The Krist Kindl Markt is a German-inspired open air Christmas market in December, and the Copperas Cove Classic Road Race is a bike race covering 83 miles in January. Needless to say, Copperas Cove offers a wealth of culturally stimulating and entertaining events alongside of its historical sites and opportunities for employment. Residents and tourists alike find Copperas Cove a charming Texan town full of a rich personality and heritage.