Moving Tips to Killeen, TX
Located right next to the Fort Hood Army Base, Killeen is a city with a small-town charm and rich history. Originally, a trading post and railroad stop, the city transformed into a military hub during World War II. It has strong ties with its neighboring Army installation; Fort Hood is the most significant employer in the area by a wide margin. Killeen has enjoyed tremendous growth as it supports the diverse military population in the area. One festival held annually is called the Festival of Flags, which celebrates the cultural and national heritages gathered in the area; there is plenty of entertainment, food, displays, concerts, and much more. Home to more than 120,000 residents, this military-centric city has a great deal of things to offer any prospective inhabitant.
Helpful tips and information on moving to and living in Killeen, TX
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- Permanent Change of Station – The military has numerous options for those service members who are switching duty stations. If you opt to do a personally procured move over a government arranged home shipment, you can receive an advance operating allowance towards rental equipment based on mileage and weight. With this option, you won’t need to be come out of pocket first then be reimbursed at a later date. Of course, you will want to contact your transportation office for specific details.
- Get Educated –There are two post-secondary institutions in the area for those who wish to pursue a higher education. For lower division students, Central Texas College is a community college that offers more than 40 degrees. Morton Hall is a possible housing option for full-time students looking to stay on campus. If you are married or have a dependent, there are also apartments available for these students. For those seeking a four-year degree, Texas A&M University – Central Texas (TAMUCT) is an upper division college and primarily serves non-traditional students. Unfortunately, TAMUCT has no on-campus housing options, but due to the nature of the population in the area, Killeen has numerous housing options around the city.
- Things to Do – Once you’re settled, take some time to explore Killeen and the surrounding areas. Fort Hood has two museums on post, the 1st Cavalry museum and the 3rd Armored Calvary museum. Much of the city is centered on this military post, and you’ll get a glimpse into the history of the units based out of here. It is free admission, but if you’re not military, you’ll need your license, registration, and insurance to get on post. For some cultural stimulation, the Vive Les Arts Community Center regularly hosts various plays, musicals, and performances. And if you want to get away for a day or two, Austin is just over an hour away while Dallas is about two and a half hours away.
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