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A+ Harker Heights Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
B- Harker Heights Cost of Living Cost of living is 1% higher than Texas
Harker Heights
928% less expensive than the US average
919% less expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Harker Heights cost of living
C- Harker Heights Crime Total crime is 22% higher than Texas
Total crime
3,67633% higher than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 2833% higher than the US average
Year-over-year crime
21%Year over year crime is up
Harker Heights crime
D+ Harker Heights Employment Household income is 22% higher than Texas
Median household income
$66,83721% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$28,5664% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
5%17% higher than the US average
Harker Heights employment
F Harker Heights Housing Home value is 17% higher than Texas
Median home value
$167,5009% lower than the US average
Median rent price
$81714% lower than the US average
Home ownership
63%2% lower than the US average
Harker Heights real estate or Harker Heights rentals
A+ Harker Heights Schools HS graduation rate is 14% higher than Texas
High school grad. rates
89%7% higher than the US average
School test scores
81%65% higher than the US average
Student teacher ratio
15:17% lower than the US average
Harker Heights K-12 schools

Living in Harker Heights, TX

Harker Heights is a mid-sized city located in the state of Texas. The city has a population of 28,716 residents. The majority of Harker Heights residents report their race to be White; this is followed by Black and Asian. If you are a young adult or student, you might be pleased to know that the average age of all Harker Heights residents is 32. 73% of the people in Harker Heights (over the age of 15) are married and 51% have kids under the age of eighteen. Knowing that, it’s safe to say that this area could be a great place for other families to lay down roots.

If you’re considering relocating to any new city, it could be a very daunting task. However, it could also be a great experience if you are willing to get to know the city before actually living in Harker Heights, Texas. Finding the best places to live in Harker Heights and nearby areas is a much easier task when you can rely on information and data from the livability score, which includes amenities, education, employment, housing and other important metrics.

Harker Heights, TX receives 82 out of 100 for its livability score; this results in a ranking of #272 in Texas and #1,089 in the USA. Based on this score, Harker Heights would be considered a very livable city! Harker Heights also ranks in the top 10 percent of all cities, which is no small feat! If we dig a little deeper into each category within the livability score, we see that Harker Heights has higher than average scores for the following: amenities (A+), cost of living (B-), weather (B+) and education (A+). There are some categories that Harker Heights does not rank well for, including: housing (F). It might be worth taking a closer look to determine why.

Conveniently located amenities and interesting attractions are a great way to continuously enjoy Harker Heights on a regular basis. Knowing that there are an abundance of amenities and things to do can ensure that you always have access to nearby grocery stores, restaurants and coffee shops.

School test scores can be an important metric in deciding if the local area schools can provide a solid educational system for children. The schools in Harker Heights have a test score average of 81%, which is well above the US average.

Harker Heights real estate prices and overall affordability will play a huge role in determining if the area is the right fit for you. Of course there are probably some other items on your “wish list”, but even before they are considered, let’s take a look at the home prices and affordability in Harker Heights. Median real estate prices in Harker Heights come in at $167,500, which is 17.4% higher than the Texas average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In Harker Heights, the home price to income ratio is 2.5, which is 3.8% lower than the Texas average. Real estate appreciation rates in Harker Heights are important to consider, as they can act as a guide to determine if your new home purchase will be a solid investment going forward. During the last twelve months, the appreciation rate for Harker Heights homes comes in at 3.2%, and the 5 year appreciation rates were 1.2%.

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Upper East Side Version of Killeen

This city or suburb community, is more like the upper east side version of the Killeen area. I will admit that it is a step up from the ghetto of Killeen because they do have nicer, cleaner parks and recreational areas. However, it's still too close to crime, there are tons of home invasions in the newer areas of town, and the nightlife/dining attractions are okay, just a bunch of chain restaurants, bars, etc. The job market still sucks, because if you're not a relative of some sort, they will NOT hire you.
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How to Have a Great Time in Harker Heights, TX

Harker Heights has many of the traditional attractions that make Texas a great state to visit, along with some customized attractions that are specific to the city.

There are lots of great places to eat, including Shogun, which has delicious sushi, and Acropolis Greek Cuisine, an eatery that offers Mediterranean fare that is both healthy and tasty. If you're in the mood for spicy cajun food, Razzoo's Cajun Cafe offers savory fare and cocktails that will make mealtime memorable.

If you're looking for great entertainment with friends, Club Fuego is a great choice. The music is great and the atmosphere is particularly inviting. Boulders Sport Climbing Center is another wonderful Harker Heights attraction that allows you to be more active and push your body to the limits with indoor rock climbing.

For more natural scenery, take a trip to River Hollow Farm, where you'll see a variety of animals and take advantage of several relaxing amenities like massages. There are also overnight packages if you want to spend time with someone special.
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Source: The Harker Heights, TX data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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