Keller is a city in Tarrant County, Texas in the Dallas–Fort Worth metroplex. It is a suburb of Fort Worth. Keller advertises itself as “successfully balancing big-city comforts with small-town charm.” Keller is mostly residential, featuring more than 300 acres of developed land for 11 park sites and 19 miles of hiking and biking trails.
In the early 1850s, settlers established Keller and the town became a stop on the Texas and Pacific Railway. The settlers settled around the wooded region in Keller, because of Keller’s location to the Trinity River, water supply, and land. On November 16, 1955, Keller became incorporated. New residential development is gradually filling in open spaces. The city planned for its growth and has recently constructed a new town hall, municipal service center, and award-winning recreation and aquatic center known as The Keller Pointe. Its 51 square miles encompass the third-largest land area in Tarrant County. Enrollment in the school district has doubled during the past 10 years and is expected to do the same during the next decade, making it the ninth fastest-growing school district in Texas.
Money magazine rated Keller as one of the 10 “Best Places to Live” in the United States for 2009, ranked number 7. It rated Keller as one of the 100 “Best Places to Live” in the United States for 2011, ranked number 93. The U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey listed Keller as one of the “Nation’s Richest Cities” with a population over 20,000 in 2008, ranked number 59 with median household income of $114,542. Neighboring Southlake was ranked number 1.
The Keller Independent School District serves Keller students. Students zoned to Keller ISD attend 23 different elementary schools, 10 different intermediate/middle schools, and 4 different high schools. Most of the districts are northeast of Fort Worth.
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- Keller ISD
- Convenient to D/FW Airport
- Recently rated as one of the “Top 100 Places to Live” in 2007 by Money magazine
- Keller was ranked number 50, the top rated city in North Texas, and among only six cities listed from the entire state
- One of the lowest crime rates in Tarrant County
- Average Household Income $119,638
- Excellent recreation, park and trail system, and diverse housing opportunities
- Old Town Keller offers many one of a kind boutiques, antique stores and other shops Award-winning Keller Pointe offering affordable fitness, recreation, and aquatic facilities
- 426 total acres of parkland with 336 developed acres at 11 different park sites and 90 undeveloped acres
- Keller Town Center
- New Shops and dining
- There are 20 major universities found with in a 60-mile radius of Keller including TCU, UNT, UTA, UTD and SMU
- Sky Creek Ranch Golf Club is rated 4 stars by Golf Digest’s Places to Play for 2005
- The Keller ISD Natatorium indoor swimming facility features 25 lanes for competition and training use
- Keller ISD is one of the fastest-growing school districts in Texas
- 13 KISD schools have achieved the state’s highest rating of Exemplary
- 2 KISD schools are recognized as National Blue Ribbon Schools
Sources: www.cityofkeller.com, www.kisd.net, www.kellerchamber.com, skycreekranch.com