Between Austin and Fort Worth lies a gem of city called Temple. Temple, Texas is a growing town with a population of around 67,000 according to Livability.com. It is also listed as one of Nerd Wallet’s cheapest cities you’ll actually want to live in because the cost of living is 14% lower than the national average, and the average income is between $50,000 and $70,000. Whether you’re searching for duplexes or family friendly neighborhoods, Temple Texas is worth a look.
Besides its lovely neighborhoods and affordable housing, Temple offers a variety of educational opportunities ranging from pre-school to Ph.D. The Temple Independent school system consists of nine elementary schools, three middle schools and one high school, along with several supplemental educational programs, and there are also three private school options available. A number of two and four year colleges and universities also make their homes in and around the city. Temple College is a two year school located in the center of its namesake city, and the prestigious Baylor University is only 34 miles from Temple center. Various technical colleges and schools can also be found in Temple and surrounding communities, making it convenient to achieve all levels of education.
Temple Texas also has much to offer in addition to quality educational services. Public transportation, for example, is operated by the Hill Country Transit District. The Hop, as it’s called, runs three fixed routes that provide access to medical care, shopping and schools at a minimal cost to riders. There is also an historic Amtrak Station that offers daily routes to nearby Killeen and Ft. Hood in addition to regular Amtrak train schedules. New residents of Temple will find plenty of activities, too. Many sub-divisions offer private clubhouses, golf courses and swimming pools to homeowners, while the parks and recreation department maintains public golf courses, swimming pools, fitness centers and playgrounds as well as public walking trails and biking trails. When the weather is wetter in May, or if you’re simply more culturally inclined, there are the Azallee Marshal Cultural Activities Center, the Temple Symphony Orchestra and the Temple Civic Theater to entertain you. There’s always something to do in Temple Texas, and with temperatures that range from the upper 30s to the lower 70s in January and from the lower 70s to the upper 90s in July, you can expect a lot of sunny days to do them in.