Located in Bell County, Texas, Temple has experienced a population explosion during the last decade. The last census showed an increase of more than 20 percent between 2000 and 2010, and the city now has over 66,000 residents. A central Texas city, Temple is between Austin and Waco, vastly increasing potential employment opportunities for residents. Interstate 35 offers easy access to the surrounding cities, along with some beautiful scenery. On the eastern side of the city sits the stunning Blackland Praries, while on the western side are rolling limestone hills.
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Housing StatisticsAlthough the area has enjoyed a tremendous increase in the median sale price, up 92.7 percent in the past year, the number of home sales has stayed low. Of the 570 homes for sale, 95 are foreclosures. The slow down in home sales makes rent to own homes a viable option. Many home owners seeking to avoid foreclosure offer more options for renters and buyers. The median home sale price in Temple is about $160,000, and in the last 6 months, less than 100 have sold.
Weather and ClimateThose who hate winter will love the warm weather that lasts for almost nine months of the year in Temple. Temperatures range from the high thirties to the high nineties, with May through September being the warmest months of the year. Even during the cold season, late November through February, temperatures typically stay in the forties. With no dry season, the Temple area enjoys almost perfect weather, year round.
NightlifeAlthough a relatively small city, Temple enjoys an active nightlife with activities ranging from live theater to community bingo. The J Kowboy Wine Bar offers a remarkable selection of wines and tastings. Denim & Diamonds features a huge dance floor, and the Cultural Activities Center hosts plays, live music and other productions. These are just a few of the local nightlife spots that keep residents amused and enthused.
NeighborhoodsWith 10 identified neighborhoods in Temple, a few in particular stand out:
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