Where Business Wants To Be

Harker Heights is right in the middle of where you want to be!

Harker Heights is the best little city in the Heart of Texas. The city is experiencing a steady 8 percent growth rate. It has grown from a population of 1,000 in 1960 to over 20,000 currently.

Some of Harker Heights’ rapid growth can be attributed to the city’s next-door neighbor, Fort Hood, the largest military post in the free world and Texas’ largest employer in a single location. Fort Hood’s annual economic impact on the area is 6.09 billion. The Army installation continues to be a stable post with ongoing construction totaling more than $50 million.

Business growth also reflects the population growth. The rapid-growth area has been along superhighway U.S. 190, a corridor that, although filling rapidly, still has space for additional business development. Companies such as H.E.B Grocery Store, Wal-Mart Supercenter and Furniture Row have come to call Harker Heights home.

Harker Heights’ 2410 Farm to Market road is also growing rapidly. This major artery running through the city is home to the City Hall, Post Office, Parks and Recreation Center, Chamber of Commerce, Village at the Park and not to mention a wide array of businesses.

Indian Trail is also home to many businesses in Harker Heights. The continued growth on Indian Trail includes a new plaza being built to complement H.E.B., McDowell Plaza and the Harker Heights Fire Station. Within the next few months our new Police Headquarters and Library will also be located on Indian Trail across from the Fire Station.

Harker Heights has some of the newest schools in the Killeen Independent School District. Harker Heights prides itself with the outstanding quality of its schools. Our local colleges include Central Texas College, Tarleton State University – Central Texas, and the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor in Belton.

Two major lakes, Stillhouse Hollow and Lake Belton, are located near Harker Heights and provide the area with an abundant water supply, which has been contracted, well into this century. They also are ideal for all types of water sports.

Our location is ten miles west of Interstate 35 connecting Dallas, Austin and San Antonio. Stillhouse Hollow Lake is just 5 miles away off of U.S. Highway 190. Ft. Hood is only a 10-minute drive west on U.S. Highway 190; Killeen, our neighbor city, has a large shopping mall, hotels, restaurants, and a regional airport serving Harker Heights and the surrounding areas - while we sit on the outskirts in a peaceful, country-like setting.

Harker Heights is located just west of the Balcones Fault Line, which means that the city is a gateway to the beautiful Hill Country. With its mild climate and extensive recreational opportunities, Harker Heights is right in the middle of where you want to be!

Sales Tax
Municipal Sales Tax: 1.5 %
State Sales Tax: 6.25 %
Econ. Dev. Sales Tax: 0 %
Other Sales Taxes: County .5 %
Total: 8.25 %

Tax Rates (per $100 assessed value)*
Harker Heights
Bell County $ 0.31210
Harker Heights, City $0.69990
Killeen ISD $1.45800
Special Districts: (Hospital, College, etc.) $0.17970
Total: $ 2.64970
*This is assessed at 100% value on real property & 100% depreciated value on personal property.


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