Keller TX Area Guide
Keller is a city located in Tarrant County, Texas. Keller is a northern suburb of the city of Fort Worth. As of 2000, Keller’s population was approximately 38,000. Keller’s ideal location in the heart of the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex gives residents easy access to major businesses and activity centers. Money Magazine named Keller as one of the top 100 “Best Places to Live” in the United States in 2007. The city’s growth is steered by progressive officials who work closely with the citizens, businesses and government creating a great place to live and do business.
Keller began with the news that the Texas Pacific Railroad would extend north of Fort Worth. The area was settled in the early 1850’s and received its name at the urging of a Texas Pacific Railroad official, after the site became a stop of the railroad line. With the railroad’s help, Keller began to prosper as a trade center for the surrounding farm community. The post office was established in 1886.
Keller HistoryIn the first years, the closest school to Keller stood on Bear Creek Road and Elaine Street. The building was constructed by the Mount Gilead Baptist Church as a school reserving church privileges. By 1898, property was purchased on the corner of Price and College Streets. The school was moved to this new location, where the Keller Education Center now stands.
Keller had benefited not only from being situated on the Texas and Pacific Railroad, but it had the advantage of U.S. Highway 377 which runs from Fort Worth to Denton. Keller was incorporated on November 16, 1955.
New residential development is expanding within the city in all directions. Today Keller is energetic, diverse, and growing toward its bright future.
Keller Parks & Recreation
Keller has 426 total acres of parkland with 336 developed acres at 11 different park sites and 90 undeveloped acres. The Keller Parks and Recreation Department maintains and manages the parks to provide a quality outdoor experience for individuals for all ages and interests.
Bear Creek Park
Bear Creek Park features a pond, 2 playgrounds, a large pavilion, a hike and bike trail, sandbox, restrooms, picnic tables, volleyball courts, a basketball court, an in-line hockey rink, 4 multi-use/soccer practice areas, 5 baseball practice areas, a fire pit and more.
Keller Sports Park
Keller Sports Park features 7 lighted baseball fields, 2 lighted football fields, 5 regulation soccer fields, a pavilion, 2 playgrounds, a hike and bike trail, volleyball courts, picnic tables, equestrian trails and much more.
Johnson Road Park
Johnson Road Park features a large pavilion, sand box, basketball and volleyball courts, trails, an amphitheater, horseshoe pits, and access to the Senior Activities Center and Keller Public Library.
Keller is home to fantastic events! Bring the whole family out for fun for everyone. You definitely won’t want to miss out on the Kellerfest or the Wine and Jazz Festival.
Kellerfest is a true hometown celebration. There are activities for all ages. Come enjoy the outdoor concerts, fireworks, crafts, carnival rides, food, pony rides and more!
Wine and Jazz
Join Keller for an enchanting evening filled with friends, wine, restaurant tastings, live jazz and an amazing auction, unlike any we have presented before!
For more information on local events in the area visit the events calendar by clicking here
Keller is home to great attractions. Be sure to stop by the Sky Creek Ranch Golf Club for a round of golf or check out all the other fun things that Keller has to offer!
Sky Creek Ranch Golf Club offers an unbeatable combination: An award-winning daily fee championship golf course designed by renowned golf course architect Robert Trent Jones, Jr.; an array of upscale amenities; and the uncompromised quality and personalized service you’d expect at an exclusive private club.
Keller is home to many superb public and private schools. The community is dedicated to ensuring that their students are learning in a safe and encouraging environment. Parents and teachers continuously work together to challenge their students and to help them achieve their daily goals.
The Keller Independent School District is one of the fastest-growing school districts in Texas. The Keller ISD is proud to boast two National Blue Ribbon Schools of Excellence, 27 TEA Exemplary and Recognized schools and the 2007 Texas State Secondary Teacher of the Year. The Keller ISD believes that education is a partnership among schools, parents and the community.
Keller ISD has 35 campuses serving more than 30,000 students. Enrollment in Keller ISD has more than doubled during the past 10 years and is expected to rise to more than 40,000 during the next decade, making the district one of the fastest-growing school districts in Texas.
To help accommodate this growth, the district has opened 23 new schools since 2000, including a third high school in 2003. The community approved a bond proposal in November 2006 that will allow for the construction of a fourth high school, set to open its doors in 2009.
For more information on the Keller ISD visit the official website by clicking here
For a list of schools within the KISD click here
Keller Private Schools
St. Elizabeth Ann Seton School (3-9)
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St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic School believes in the potential of children. By providing direction toward God through traditional Catholic teaching, by supplying a strong foundation in academics and in the fine arts, and by engaging parents as partners, we will strive to produce young people who will make contributions in their world to the Church, and who will move forward to live joyous, productive lives.
Keller TX Relocation Guide
Welcome to Keller, Texas! Here you will find a list of compiled resources that will assist you in your move to Keller. There are many links leading you to further information regarding Keller’s government, public safety, utilities, demographics, transportation and newspaper. If there is something you feel would be useful and you do not see it here, please do not hesitate to let us know!
Keller Government and Public Safety Information