Welcome to Keller
Keller has grown from under 5,000 residents in 1980 to more than 40,000 today. The charming locally owned businesses that line historic Old Town Keller's Main Street along with the landmark Keller water tower, provide hints of the town’s roots as a bustling railroad stop. Keller today is located in one of the fastest-growing areas of the Metroplex, to the north of Fort Worth, but the community still manages to retain its small town, welcoming vibe. Keller's charm and authenticity have garnered the town's national attention for the quality of life, winning multiple "Top Places to Live" awards in recent years.
The strength of the city's thriving economy admired public schools, and low crime rates are just a few of the factors that contribute to Keller's high quality of life. These attributes have positioned the town as a desirable locale for home buyers.
Keller is an easy drive to major business hubs and employers like TD Ameritrade, Charles Schwab, and Fidelity Investments as well as FedEx and Sabre Holdings. These companies, located within the nearby Alliance area's
"Golden Corridor" have contributed to a tripling of Keller's population in the 30+ years since 1990.
Safe streets, small city attitudes, and big city convenience are all considerations for the "Best of" lists the city regularly finds itself on. But it could very well be the quality of the schools located within the city that is the biggest draw for Keller home buyers.
Considered to be one of the top districts in the area, Keller ISD covers about 51 square miles and serves the Tarrant County city of Keller
, plus small portions of Colleyville
, Watauga, Haltom City, Hurst, North Richland Hills
, and Westlake
. The KISD schools located within Keller's borders are consistently recognized as the highest achieving of the district. All feed into Keller High School. Though it is the oldest of the district's four high schools, KHS has undergone a massive renovation and expansion that includes state-of-the-art technology. Because the Keller schools are so highly regarded, the city attracts families who have a strong interest in supporting them too.
For those wishing for a "cultural" way to spend a day, be sure and check out the Keller Gallery Walk sponsored each month by the Keller Public Arts Program
. Or, for more outdoor activity, look into the city's Pathways to Play initiative.
Ten "pocket parks" located along the Bear Creek Greenbelt feature anamorphic sculptures that only reveal themselves when the viewer is standing in just the right spot. Each sculpture is equipped with signs offering clues to the landmark depicted by the art piece.
The city capitalizes on its small-town charm and strengthens its connection to homeowners throughout the year by hosting a wide variety of special events. Many centers around specific holidays, while others welcome new seasons. A couple of less well-known events that allow you to bring the family together while meeting new people include the Monthly "Night Hike" and the "Fishing for Fun" events include interactive play surfaces that light up in response to players' movements.
The Night Hike meets on the first Monday of the month and explores different sections of the town's 24 miles of trails under the stars. Fishing for Fun is a morning of Rainbow Trout envy with prizes for first and last caught. Smallest, largest, and most caught are also awarded. Both the Night Hike and Fishing for Fun make great family outings.
Adult events often center around the arts and music with outdoor concerts or 'wine and dine' at the outdoor amphitheater behind Town Hall. Many enjoy the evenings of free art browsing, conversation, and refreshments at the Keller Public Arts Program's Evening with the Artists events.
Keep an eye on the city's website or their award-winning Facebook page until you learn the pattern of Keller's rotating and seasonal sponsored events.
Real Estate Market
When it comes to the Keller housing market there is plenty of variety available with something there for just about everyone. The town offers homes on acreage that allow horses and chickens, active adult garden homes, planned communities with impressive neighborhood amenities, and just about everything else in between.
Within Keller, you will find newer construction, both volume-built, and custom-built. More traditional suburban homes can be found in well-established neighborhoods, some on larger lots. Other homes are available that do not require nearly as much lawn mowing. Yes, there are some affordable home options, but make no mistake, there are pricier executive homes in Keller as well.
Pair the variety of home styles, sizes, and price points with an active business community and an exemplary school district and it is no surprise Keller has been named to CNN/Money Magazine’s biennial listing of “Top 100 Places to Live — America’s Best Small Towns” three times since 2007. Regardless of where in Keller they live, residents have a strong commitment to the place they call home.