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Some cities grow large enough that the military decides to build a base there. Other times, the military builds a base that then brings in people and businesses. That’s the case with Killeen, Texas. The city grew to what it is today, thanks to Fort Hood. Many of the 127,000 people who live here are connected to Fort Hood in some way, either as soldiers, family members, or those who support the fort in some way.
Killeen actually started as a small railroad town in the late 1880s, but it didn’t really start to grow until Camp Hood was established in 1942. Since then, Killeen has become a major city in the state of Texas and today is the 21st-largest.
Fort Hood employs a large number of Killeen’s residents, but that doesn’t mean everything here is military. The Vive Les Arts Theatre, for example, is a full-time arts organization. It hosts a number of different productions every year. Central Texas College and Texas A&M University-Central Texas are also located in Killeen.
Killeen doesn’t have much of a gay ghetto, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t LGBTQ clubs or businesses here. You might be surprised at how welcoming the city can be. A move to Killeen doesn’t mean you have to closet yourself at all. It also doesn’t mean breaking the budget. Homes here start at $50,000 and range up to $900,000. Condos run anywhere from $100,000 to $200,000.