Ranked in the 93rd percentile


  • Temple is ranked #214 in Texas
  • Temple is ranked #1,998 in the USA
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  • Sunny Weather
  • Low Cost of Living
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My husband and I moved to Temple after I joined him in retirement durning the summer of 2016. We wanted to be within a 100 mile radius of Austin , Texas because we have family there. We looked at several towns around central Texas and Temple was our winner. With our research it beat out Waco, Bastrop, Marble Falls, Fredricksburg, San Marcos and Kerrville. That is some stiff competition, but Temple came out on top.Houses in Temple are priced much more reasonably than they are in Austin so we were able to find a beautiful home in a safe and quiet neighborhood. This is the biggest financial plus we have found to moving to Temple.There are many impressive churches to choose from in Temple and we discovered our church home quickly after relocating here. Many aspects attracted us to Temple. medical care is important to us. People always need good medical care, but especially as they age. With the well rated and reviewed Scott and White Hospital we have all our health needs met. We have found their care to be excellent thus far.The shopping is really good for a smaller town. We have a mall with Macy's, Dillards and JC Penney stores plus some smaller retailers and a movie theater. There is also a Men's Warehouse, Khol's, Target, two locations of Walmart, Marshall's, Avenue and Academy Sport's in Temple. We also have speciality stores like Michael's, Hobby Lobby, Batteries Plus, Spec's, Tuesday Mornings, Bed Bath and Beyond and several varieties of dollar stores. We shop for Groceries at HEB most of the time and are very pleased. There is a Sam's Club store which we toured and looks very nice but we have not joined yet. Need something for your home or yard? You can go to Home Depot or Lowe's. There are a variety of restaurants in Temple. While it is not Austin, there are several good choices. If you are celebrating a birthday or anniversary you might want to try Pignetti's. The service and food are excellent. A good breakfast can be found at Henderson's. Need good but cheap eats? Go to Fuzzy's Tacos! You may get out the door for less that $5 and I promise your tummy will be full. Maybe a hamburger is what you are craving. I think the best burger in town can be found at The Cotton Patch. I won't lie I still miss some of my favorite restaurants in Austin. But, for a smaller town Temple does okay if you want to eat out. Temple has two theaters and there is another close by in Belton. So there are many choices. The Grand Avenue Theater in Belton is our favorite. We have found everything here a little cheaper than it was in Austin. That is helpful to all families, but especially retirees. The only item that costs us more here is our cable television. You only have one choice, it is Time Warner/Spectrum or nothing at all. Hopefully that will change soon. A choice is always nice. We have needed repairs and help with projects and we have always found friendly but professional help as needed in our new hometown. Temple Texas is a great place to live if you are ready to leave the big city traffic, abundant toll roads and high cost of living. Welcome to Temple!
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BDCornellPosted on Mar 24, 2017
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African-Americans in Temple I would like to know if the Killeen-Temple-Fort Hood area a good place to raise a family if you are African-American? My husband and I would like to relocate from Jacksonville, FL to a place where it is not so congested, and the cost of living is affordable. But, we are also looking for an area that does not have significant issues with racism because we do not want …
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Source: The Temple, TX data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).