Located in West Bell County. Killeen is a family-friendly city with a thriving economy fueled by Fort Hood, one of the largest military bases in the country. Killeen residents have access to down-home barbecue, an abundance of outdoor and recreational activities. The military lifestyle and presence is still a major part of Killeen’s identity. Throughout the metro area, residents will find flags and historical landmarks honoring the military. The area is home to thousands of veterans and active-duty soldiers.
Many soldiers and their families stationed at Fort Hood fall in love with Central Texas and end up making their permanent home in Killeen or the surrounding area.