Located in Bell County, the city of Harker Heights has a population of 26,700. Just east of the city of Killeen/Fort Hood, Harker Heights is less than an hour away from Waco, Temple, and Belton, Tex., to the northeast, and Austin to the south. Thus, the city rests between a number of universities and colleges — Baylor, Temple College, Mary Hardin-Baylor, Central Texas A&M, and the University of Texas.
Nearby shopping attractions include Killeen Mall, Central Texas Marketplace, Wolf Ranch Town Center, IKEA, Round Rock Premium Outlets, along with grocers such as HEB, Wal-Mart, and Sam’s Club.
Nestled among the mountains of Harker Heights is Stillhouse Hollow Lake — the cleanest waters in the state and maintained by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Its nature trails are favored by runners and those who enjoy geocaching, and it is a favorite site for camping, picnics, swimming, and hiking.