Temple has it all — hometown friendliness with big-city opportunities, including substantial industries, world-famous medical centers, top-ranked educational institutions, exciting arts and cultural activities. All this plus a beautiful quilt of wildflowers in the spring covering the gently rolling Blackland Prairie, and mild Texas winters.

Begun in 1881 as a model city built from railroad blueprints, Temple remains a city with a vision. A thriving, prosperous community, Temple continues to draw families and progressive commercial enterprises with its economic freshness and strong undercurrent of values, ethics and spirit. The greater Temple area boasts a population of over 111,000, but still maintains a hometown feeling.

Hometown pride infuses Temple's commitment to its natural beauty, its Texas-sized support of local sports, its emphasis on industrial growth and its nurture of the body through its world-class medical center, and of the mind through a strong educational base.

With a diverse mixture of talents and interests, Temple truly mixes the cosmopolitan outlook on the good life with rich, down-to-earth country style to create a lifestyle that promotes personal, professional and spiritual growth.

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