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Area Description

Harker Heights, Texas in Bell County , is 4 miles SE of Killeen, Texas and 6 Miles SE of Fort Hood Army base. Harker Heights is also 56 miles N of Austin, Texas. Harker Heights is home to approximately 30,000 residents.

The area now known as Harker Heights was once owned by Pinckney R. Cox and Harley Kern. In fact, the city was named after Harley Kern. In 1957, Cox and Kern subdivided their land and began selling the lots. The area was incorporated on September 24, 1960, and Cox became the first mayor. Harker Heights annexed the Comanche Hills Utility District in December 1988. The city is part of the Killeen, Temple, Fort Hood Metropolitan Statistical, Area.

Region Characteristics

Area Amenities

Things to Do, Recreation & Fitness

   Harker Heights offers numerous recreational opportunities for residents and visitors. Among the local parks and playgrounds are the Carl Levin City Park, Purser Family Park, Kern Park, Skipcha Park, Cardinal Greenspace, Summit Soccer Complex, Booker Greenspace, and Sprint Park. Dana Peak and Stillhouse Hollow Lake provides facilities for fishing, hiking, camping, hunting, picnicking, and swimming. Golf lovers can also visit the Course of Clear Creek and the Killeen Municipal Golf Course.

The Harker Heights Chamber of Commerce holds the Annual Central Texas Food, Wine & Brew festival in September. www.hhfoodandwine.com

Cultural Activities

Public transportation

The Hop bus transportation, Taxi, Rental cars. Buses travel to many surrounding communities. www.takethehop.com

Medical Facilities

The new Seton Medical Center Harker Heights Officially opened June 18, 2012. The hospital features a full-service 24/7 emergency department and acutecare services including women’s services, obstetrics, cardiology, surgery, oncology, neurosurgery, othopedics, imaging and diagnostic services, general medical and surgical services, and intensive and critical care. The hospital’s campus also includes a 60,000-SF medical office building.


Monthly Temperatures / Rain / Snow

 Month  Low  Avg  High  Rain  Snow
 Jan  34.0  46.0  58.0  1.7 "  0.1 "
 Feb  38.0  50.5  63.0  2.6 "  0.1 "
 Mar  45.0  57.5  70.0  2.9 "  0.0 "
 Apr  53.0  65.5  78.0  2.5 "  0.0 "
 May  61.0  72.5  84.0  4.5 "  0.0 "
 Jun  69.0  80.0  91.0  3.7 "  0.0 "
 Jul  72.0  83.5  95.0  1.3 "  0.0 "
 Aug  71.0  83.5  96.0  1.9 "  0.0 "
 Sep  65.0  77.0  89.0  3.1 "  0.0 "
 Oct  56.0  68.0  80.0  3.2 "  0.0 "
 Nov  44.0  56.0  68.0  2.9 "  0.0 "
 Dec  36.0  48.0  60.0  2.7 "  0.0 "

Summers are hot and sunny for swimming, boating & Picknicking. Fall is very beautiful
with cooler temperatures and sunny skies.

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Cost of Living for Harker Heights, TX

Harker Heights, Texas cost of living for Housing, Healthcare, Transportation, Taxes, Utilities, etc.:

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Senior Assistance in Harker Heights, TX

Harker Heights, Texas offers the following assistance for seniors:

Job or Volunteer Opportunities

There are lots of volunteer opportunities in Harker Heights. The local hospital or the Chamber of Commerce are a great place to start.

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