Keller, Texas is a medium-sized suburban city in Tarrant County. It is known for its good schools, quiet streets plenty of room for children to run. It has around seven main neighborhoods and several sub neighborhoods making it the 74th largest community in the state. It is a thriving part of the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. It has a council/manager style of city government to handle matters of infrastructure and daily city business. It is a family-friendly city with low crime rates, high rates of home ownership and a large percentage of college educated adults. This stable educated environment creates a community atmosphere that is conducive to educational pursuits. It is somewhat diverse ethnically and racially and common ancestries include Irish, English, Italian and French. English remains the primary written and spoken language in the city, followed by Spanish and various languages of India.
Keller was first established as a town in the early 1850s. Settlers were drawn to the area due to its natural resources, such the waters of the Trinity River and the lush lands perfect for agricultural pursuits. Keller became a stop on the Texans and Pacific Railway, which made it an important and stable community in its early history. However, growth was fairly slow, and it was not until November of 1955 that Keller was officially incorporated. Today it is a thriving primarily residential community.
The city spans 18.4 square miles of land area. It is a wealthy community compared to both state and national economic standards. In 2018, the population was estimated at about 44,490 and the population density is around 2,400 people per square mile. Over 57% of adults in Keller have four-year degrees or more, more than twice the national education average for U.S. communities. It has a predominantly white-collar workforce, over 89% of the local workforce is white-collar. Over 9% of the workforce works from home via telecommuting, freelance work and home-based businesses. In 2016, the estimated median household income was $124,644 and the estimated per capita income was $50,709. In the same year, the estimated median house or condo value in Keller was $354,635, the median housing price on all housing units was $364,104 and the median gross rent was $1,255.
A majority of residents from Keller drive private vehicles for their daily commutes, however public transportation is available. The most popular form of public transportation is commuter train service. An average commute for Keller residents is approximately 31 minutes each direction. Education in the city is primarily provided by the nearly forty schools of the Keller Independent School District, which has a student body of around 34,000 students. The city is blessed with almost a dozen parks and 26 miles of hiking/biking trails to encourage a healthy, active, outdoor lifestyle. The city also has a wonderful multi-purpose facility, which features over 92,000 square feet of aquatic and fitness space and offers a large variety equipment, classes and events. Houses for sale in the community are primarily traditional single-family homes. However, other real estate such as rental homes, apartments, townhomes and condominiums are available. To begin your home search in beautiful Keller, Texas, call friendly local real estate agent DFW Realty today at 817-809-6379.