As a part of the Killeen-Temple-Fort Hood Metropolitan Statistical Area, Bell County’s homes for sale are sandwiched in between major communities of Austin, Texas and Waco, Texas. Home to over 430,000 people, The Temple-Belton metropolitan area provides a fantastic way of life because of the relatively affordable real estate, growing median household incomes, and high growth in employment for healthcare workers.
The Temple-Belton metropolitan area is best known for its access to leading-edge healthcare techniques and for having the facilities to match. One of the biggest not-for-profit healthcare providers—Baylor Scott and White Health — is based in the lovely community of Temple, Texas. The multi-specialty physician group and healthcare provider has more than 13,000 employees, over 600 hospital beds, and over 1,000 research doctors and physicians providing services—including complex surgeries and transplant procedures—as well as discovering preventions to common diseases and continually raising the bar in the medical research field. Because of this large medical employer setting up shop in Temple, Texas, we have seen a rise in medical specialists choosing to purchase one of the many Temple, Texas homes for sale.
The nearby community of Harker Heights also has another top Central Texas medical facility. The Seton Medical Center – Harker Heights, has over 300 employees and a facility that has over 80 beds. The hospital opened in June 2012 and is a full-service acute care medical facility that was built as a joint venture between the Seton Healthcare Family and the LHP Hospital Group, LLC.
The Belton metropolitan area also attracts many military home buyers largely due to its proximity to the large military base, Fort Hood. The Carl R Darnall Army Medical Center supports over 40,000 proud American military members and over 145,000 of their brave family members. For those who have served our great country, Temple, Texas is also home to the Olin E Teague Veterans’ Medical Center, which is a 136-bed teaching hospital that delivers the medical and surgical procedures that those who proudly served the country need.
On top of great opportunities for employment, you can be assured that your children will have an amazing education. The Independent School Districts (or ISDs) like the Belton ISD have been included on the lists of some of the best high schools in the country, according to Newsweek and World Report. Two of the schools—Belton New Tech High and South Belton Middle School—are recognized as Apple Distinguished Schools for their innovative approach to digital learning.
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