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In 2009, Keller, Texas, placed 7th in Money magazine's list of "Best Places to Live: Top 100" ranking of small U.S. towns (August issue, page 70). The list ranked small towns according to the strength of their economies, home values, public schools, unemployment rates, crime rates, and quality of life, among others. Keller was the only Texas city in the top 10.
Keller holds another distinction. In 2004, it became the "first fully fiber-optic city" in the area when Verizon Communications wired the entire city with FiOS TV, Internet, and phone capability. According to Verizon, it was their "first effort at reaching homes and businesses with fiber optics on such a scale."
Everything in Texas began with the railroad, and Keller was no exception. Located near Double Springs, Keller began when the Texas Pacific Railroad expanded north from Fort Worth. Keller was settled in the 1850s, and received its name thanks to a Texas Pacific Railroad official John C. Keller, a foreman on the railroad.
Keller is located in northeast Tarrant County, 15 miles from downtown Fort Worth and 25 miles from Dallas. The city encompasses an area of approximately 19 square miles. Keller is located close to major business and activity centers: US highway 377 (Main Street) is the main north-south artery through the city; FM 1709 (Keller Parkway) is the east-west artery. It's also within easy commuting distance of I-35W, loop I-820, SH-170 and 114.
The city has a parks and trails, a recreation and aquatics center, sports facilities, and a senior activities center. The Keller Public Library recently underwent a $4 million expansion. One of the library's key features, the giant word Story leading into the children's reading room, was recently featured in the prestigious Library Journal. The city offers a gallery walk, public arts show, fishing for fun, a daddy-daughter sweetheart ball, and family movie nights.
FedEx, Fidelity Investments and Sabre Holdings are some of the city's top employers. The population has increased by almost 30 percent since 2000 to just under 38,000 residents. Strong growth, as well as the advancing Alliance corridor, have helped fuel the city's success.
According to the city, Keller offers "a diverse housing market, from luxury senior living, multi-family apartments, patio homes and houses with acreage, provides something for nearly everyone."
Anyone searching for Keller apartments will be choosing one of the fastest-growing cities in Texas. There are more new apartments in Keller, TX than many other locations in the metroplex. The newest Keller apartments are on the north and west sides of the city, particularly along the I-35 corridor in west Keller. The Arthouse in Town Center lives up to its name, with wood floors, wood cabinets, and marble countertops. Or the Enclave on Golden Triangle with its rustic, European charm.
Apartments in Keller, Texas come in enough styles to satisfy every palate. The city boasts 10 different apartment communities offering 2,490 individual apartment homes for rent. The average rent for apartments in Keller, TX is $1,161.
Keller is probably most well-known for its superb school system. The first school in the Keller was the Mount Gilead Baptist Church, a "subscription school." Today, Keller ISD is one of the fastest-growing school districts in Texas. According to kellerisd.net, "It boasts two National Blue Ribbon Schools of Excellence, 32 TEA Exemplary and Recognized schools as well as the 2007 Texas State Secondary Teacher of the Year and the 2008 Texas State Elementary Teacher of the Year." Keller ISD has 38 campuses serving more than 33,000 students.