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Area Description

Located in Central Texas, Temple is home to 70,000+. Temple is part of Bell County with a population of 327,000. Temple is strategically located along on Interstate 35 and U.S. Highway 190. Temple is linked to major Texas cities including Austin, Dallas/Fort Worth, San Antonio and Houston.

Originally a railroad town, Temple continues to be situated as a growing transportation and distribution hub, manufacturing center and a highly regarded medical community with the only level 1 trauma center between Austin and Dallas.

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   Temple is centrally located to benefit from amenities of the region whether it is a zoo in Waco, or a planetarium in Killeen, or a museum in Austin. Temple boasts of a city park system second to none with a hike/bike trail that connects east to west, north to south. A part of the 45 city parks are frisbee golf, splash parks, playgrounds, picnic tables and more. Nearby Lake Belton offers outdoor recreation with fishing, trails, boating and parks. State Parks are numerous and within a short drive.

Shopping opportunities range from big names like Macy's, Dillards, JC Penneys, WalMart, Lowe's and Home Depot, to shall locally owned shops. A new IMAX enhances the cinema experience at Temple Mall. The new Cinemark and Grand Avenue Theatres round out the movie going opportunities.

A variety of excellent national chain restaurants and local eateries can satisfy and palate. Life long learning opportunities are available through offerings from Temple College. Large concerts, conventions, festivals and events are held at various locations like the Frank S. Mayborn Civic and Convention Center, or the Santa Fe Plaza located in historic downtown Temple.


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Temple again has three local museums, a cultural activities center, two convention centers providing entertainment, symphony orchestra, community theatre, jazz festival, and more because of our centrally and strategic location. Several business venues also offer entertainment on a regular basis.

Public transportation




The HOP is a regional public transportation system that services 9 counties with dedicated routes in Temple. HOP is comitted to serving passages with disabilities.

Austin Bergstrom International Airport is one hour away via I-35, with flights and connections worldwide. Killeen-Fort Hood Regional Airport is 30 minutes away providing commuter service through American, United and Delta.

Medical Facilities


Baylor Scott & White Health in Temple is ranked as one of the top health care systems in the country. In addition it is in the top 15 teaching hospitals with 31 accredited residency and fellowship programs, as well as hosting the only Level 1 Trauma Center between Dallas and Austin. McLane Children's Hospital/Baylor Scott & White is the only children's hospital serving central Texas.

The Olin Teauge Veteran's Hospital is one of the largest VA Hospitals in the nation. Thanks to the medical school, Baylor Scott & White Health and the VA, Temple has one of the highest concentrations of doctors and specialties per capita in the nation.

Climate

Monthly Temperatures / Rainfall

 Month  Low  Avg  High  Rain
 Jan  35.0  46.0  57.0  1.9 "
 Feb  39.0  50.5  62.0  2.8 "
 Mar  46.0  58.0  70.0  2.6 "
 Apr  54.0  65.5  77.0  2.8 "
 May  63.0  73.5  84.0  4.6 "
 Jun  70.0  80.0  90.0  3.7 "
 Jul  72.0  83.5  95.0  1.8 "
 Aug  72.0  83.5  95.0  2.2 "
 Sep  66.0  77.5  89.0  4.0 "
 Oct  56.0  68.0  80.0  3.7 "
 Nov  45.0  56.5  68.0  3.0 "
 Dec  38.0  48.5  59.0  2.7 "


Spring temperatures are mild with averages in the mid 60's and highs in the mid 70's. Nights are cool with lows in the mid 50's. Summer temperatures are warm with averages in the low 80's and highs in the low 90's. Nights are mild with lows in the low 70's. Fall temperatures are mild with averages in the upper 60's and highs in the upper 70's. Nights are cool with lows in the mid 50's. Winter temperatures are cold with averages in the upper 40's and highs in the upper 50's. Nights are cold with lows in the upper 30's.

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Cost of Living for Temple, TX

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Temple is fortunate to have housing opportunities from apartments and single family homes to retirement communities and assisted living centers. Prices are affordable to both buy and rent.

Senior Assistance in Temple, TX

Temple, Texas offers the following assistance for seniors:


Everything imaginable is available to seniors in Temple. Retirement communities, public transportation (HOP), meals-on-wheels, assisted living centers, in home nursing care are all offered by various organizations.

Job or Volunteer Opportunities

Employment opportunities range from healthcare and education to manufacturing, transportation, sales, and food service. Thanks to the strong medical/health care community, volunteer organizations like Red Cross, United Way, Salvation Army and Goodwill are prominent and community focused. Multiple volunteer opportunities exist with non-profit organizations, local hospitals and the VA.

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