Temple, Texas is strategically located along the Central Texas technology corridor between San Antonio and Austin to the south and Dallas/Fort Worth to the north, and is easily accessible via road or air. The city is located on Interstate 35, the main north-south interstate through Texas that extends from Mexico to Canada. In addition, the other major highways in the community include: US Highway 190, SH 36, SH 53 and SH 95.

Temple is a principal city in the Killeen-Temple-Fort Hood Metropolitan Statistical Area, which has an estimated population of  448,112. Direct access to Interstate 35 positions Temple within 180 miles of 80% of Texas’ population. It has the advantages of a strong supporting infrastructure and market but without problems associated with urban environment, higher costs, too-rapid growth, and difficult construction climate.

Temple, Texas location on United States map

TEMPLE’S CLIMATE & GEOGRAPHY

Average Annual Temperature66.6°F
Average Annual High Temperature77.9°F
Average Annual Low Temperature55.3°F
Average High July Temperature95.4°F
Average Low July Temperature72.6°F
Average High January Temperature58.2°F
Average Low January Temperature36.2°F
Average Precipitation34.8
Average Number of Days With Precipitation74
Average Annual Snowfall1.4 in
Elevation694 feet
Latitude31.102620688
Longitude-97.3776317911
City Limits69.02 square miles

Source: Weather Base

Cost of Living

CITY OF TEMPLE

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U.S. COMPARISON (100 Average Index)

Austin, TX: 98.6
Dallas, TX: 105.6
Temple, TX: 85.0
Nashville, TN: 99.3
Los Angeles, CA: 148.4
Chicago, IL: 123.3
New York, NY: 249.0

Source: ACCRA, 2018 Annual

Home Sales

The city of Temple offers a wide variety of homes in a broad range of style, size and price. Temple’s north side Historic District offers a glimpse into the past with its stately Victorian showplaces, beautifully restored turn-of-the-century mansions, and charming 1930’s and ’40’s bungalows. Homes that are more contemporary can be found in all areas of the city, including first-time-buyer homes along with more traditional executive homes. Families appreciate the “kid-friendly” neighborhoods, only minutes away from work, schools, churches and shopping areas. Affordable apartments, town and garden homes as well as quality retirement complexes contribute to the city’s comfortable, yet diverse lifestyles. The average price of a 3-bedroom home is well below the national average.

Average Home Sale Price Temple-Belton MLS

MonthFY 14FY 15FY 16FY 17FY 18
Oct153,300147,800143,823 142,485170,562
Nov127,900143,400 148,926151,114 164,963
Dec160,100170,700 142,348141,291 171,421
Jan134,800165,400 145,622 157,710 157,440
Feb151,500132,500 155,927 170,644 162,766
Mar124,900137,100 152,867 149,000 159,846
Apr132,600169,100 155,455 158,116 178,379
May154,900170,400 144,037163,095 184,593
June174,500168,700 152,049170,296 182,414
July147,500164,900 156,826 178,645 181,857
Aug151,500194,400152,305171,176181,199
Sept170,700157,100141,930171,397179,506
Average148,683160,125149,343160,414172,912
Source: Real Estate Center at Texas A&M University

New Single-Family Home Permits

MonthFY 14FY 15FY 16FY 17FY 18% Variance
Oct487732467767.39%
Nov258639313511.43%
Dec2242484542-6.66%
Jan305943415739.02%
Feb34374352543.84%
Mar9227559163-30.77%
Apr5740726081-35.00%
May4535306290-45.16%
June4650776467-4.69%
July4031494153-29.29
Aug56314274122-64.86
Sept57403453577.54%
PTD Total49526416216321129.45%
YTD Total55255556466079820.91%
Source: City of Temple Permits Department