Temple, Texas is a small city of 66,000 resting to the southwest of Dallas and the northwest of Houston. Known as a medical hub, Temple is home to Scott and White Memorial Hospital and the Veteran’s Hospital. Additionally, several clinics and the Texas A&M campus contributes to this hub. Temple has been the hometown of such notables as Rip Torn and several ball players: Mean Joe Green, Sammy Baugh and Kenneth Davis, to name a few.
The city is home to one high school, three middle schools and nine elementary schools. The city is also home to Temple College and is a short drive away from additional colleges in towns around Temple. The city’s economy is based largely on national and multinational distribution centers such as the McLane Company as well as the construction industry. The city bottling company bottles Dr. Pepper. All this, plus an infrastructure supporting railroads and 4 major highways, sits on 65 square miles of land with little water.
The town is served by 163 law enforcement officers to handle crimes that have declined severely in the past twelve years. The U. S. average crime rate is at 319% against 238% in the city. There are nine parks in the city, but the major attraction is the Action World Bowl Center amusement park. There are 13 FedEx stations in town and 15 UPS stations.
Temple real estate is an interesting mix of custom homes and regular homes. This is an area in which 2 living and 2 dining rooms in addition to a study, game room and between 2 and 5 bedrooms with between 2 and 4 baths is the norm. Swimming pool optional, built-ins galore are stock for these homes for sale. Hardwood floors and tile floors are the norm. Floor to ceiling windows seem to be the way windows are installed. Some properties are on cul-de-sacs in gated communities, while others are in subdivisions.
One remarkable aspect of Temple real estate is that most of the homes for sale are situated among gardens that strongly remind one of formal gardens at a conservatory. To enjoy all this wonder, the homes have balconies, decks and patios outside various rooms of the house and walkways through the gardens. The prices for these wonders range from $230,000 for two beds and baths, 2 living and dining and 2 car garage right up to $670,000 for 4 beds, 4.5 baths, 2 living, 2 dining, 3 car garage and packed with custom work like double crown molding and cabinet inserts. Most homes are clad in stone while others are brick. Most all homes boast mature trees while some have wrought iron fencing for privacy.