KELLER, TEXAS - Located in Tarrant County, Keller is a northern suburb of Fort Worth and is part of the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. Keller has seen an increase in population of over 100% just in the last three years, with families and professionals finding it the ideal place to live and work. Further confirming this sentiment, recently Money Magazine ranked Keller #50 in the 100 Best Places to Live in the U.S.
On July 19, 1881, A.C. Roberts deeded sixty-two acres of land to H.W. Wood, a druggist of Tarrant County, and Wood set aside forty of these acres on the north end of the site for a town site to be known as Athol, situated 14 miles (23 km) northeast of Fort Worth. Mr. Wood dedicated the land to the public for streets and alleyways, but he held the title to the remainder of the acreage.
Settlers migrated to the new village, and within a year they changed the town’s name from Athol to Keller, honoring John C. Keller, a foreman on the railroad. The settlers named the streets, and those in the original 40-acre site still carry the names given to them in 1881. Streets running east and west are Price, Taylor, Hill, Vine, Bates, Olive and Pecan; those going north and south are Lamar, Main and Elm
In 1881 the country completed the Texas and Pacific Railroad between Fort Worth and Texarkana, and the first train ran on this track that same year. With the advent of rail service, the growing population helped establish new villages along the line, the Keller of today being one of them.
The City of Keller has seen unprecedented growth in the past few decades. New residential development is continuing to expand the city in all directions. The 1980 Census calculated Keller’s population at 4,555, and today there are close to 38,000 residents, a 700% increase in less than three decades. To address the growth, the city has recently constructed; A new town hall; A recreation and aquatic center; A municipal service center; An expansion of the City Library; An expansion of the police and municipal court services.
The Keller Independent School District encompasses more than 51 square miles and nine municipalities. Home to 33 campuses, which include three comprehensive high schools (9-12), five intermediate schools (5-6), five middle schools (7-8), and 18 elementary schools (K-4), the district serves more than 30,000 students.
Keller ISD prides itself on its outstanding academic reputation, boasting 20 TEA Exemplary and Recognized campuses and the 2007 Texas State Teacher of the Year. In 2005-06, Keller ISD graduates were offered $21.5 million in scholarships and were accepted into several of the nation’s finest universities.
For more information regarding the Keller Independent School District, please contact Director of Communications Shellie Johnson at (817) 744-1021 or visit their website at www.kellerisd.net.
POPULATION FACTS about Keller, TX
Known as a “boomburb,” Keller is listed as one of the “Nation’s Richest Cities” by American Community Survey, with a median family household income of $115,000. Neighboring Southlake was ranked #1. A variety of real estate choices from vast acreage with a country atmosphere to quaint sites in Old Town Keller.
The racial makeup of the city is as follows: White 94%, Hispanic or Latino 5%, Native American 2%, African American 1%, Pacific Islander 1%, Other races 1%.
The median age in the city is 35 years, with the following spread: Under age 18 (34%), 18 – 24 (5%), 25 – 44 (35%), 45 – 64 (23%), 65 and older (4%).
RESTAURANTS in Keller, TX
Keller boasts a wide array of restaurants, including:
Beef O’Brady’s, Bellissimo Italian Restaurant, Buffalo Wild Wings Grill and Bar, Cavalleros Cantina & Steak, Chapps Café, Clear Creek Seafood, Cousin’s Bar-B-Q, Dickey’s Barbecue Pit, El Paseo Mexican Restaurant, Enrique’s Mexican Café, Green Bamboo Vietnamese Restaurant, Jalapeno Taqueria.
AMENITIES in Keller, TX
A few of Keller’s top amenities include: Easy access to business and recreational areas, numerous family amenities such as beautiful parks and trails, golf courses, swimming, shopping, and entertainment venues. Progressive, involved officials who work closely with citizens, businesses and government to create the best possible environment. The following amenities and recreational activities are just a few of Keller’s offerings:
Sky Creek Ranch Golf Club in Kell
Sky Creek Ranch Golf Club is a tour-quality golf course that offers breathtaking beauty, a challenging layout, and immaculate playing conditions year-round.
Big Bear Creek winds through the entire property and comes into play on 16 of the 18 holes. There are numerous lakes and tributaries throughout the course to challenge any skill level of player.
The clubhouse offers a full service Golf Shop, banquet facilities with a hilltop view of the course, as well as a full-service restaurant. www.skycreekranch.com
The Keller ISD Natatorium
The Keller ISD Natatorium opened in March 2003 and is located in Keller Town Center. It is a remarkable, state of the art indoor facility featuring 25 lanes for competition and training use and two moveable bulkheads.
The Natatorium has fixed seating for 750 patrons on the second level of the pool. Generous space for handicapped seating is available as well. Deck seating for over 500 athletes and coaches is available poolside.
The pool depth in the official meet racecourse varies from twelve and half feet to six feet-ten inches. Non-turbulent lane lines are installed in both competitive and warm-up/warm-down pools and starting blocks are installed in each area for competition and warm-up. Heat and event numbers and race timing are posted on a ten-lane scoreboard connected to a Colorado timing system.
The Keller Public Library
The Keller Public Library is a 12,500 square foot facility. The programs offered throughout the year include preschool and toddler Story Time and a Summer Reading Club. www.kellerlib.org
Each spring the town of Keller gathers for KellerFest, a weekend of entertainment, celebration, and enjoyment with friends and family. KellerFest hosts live music, a salute to the troops, a fireworks, show, the Keller PD K9 Dog Show, “Critterman,” the Battle of the Bands, a “Bike and Trike” Show, and a Classic Car Show.
Clubs and Non-Profit Organizations in Keller
Community Storehouse is dedicated to the well being and education of the children in our community. Upscale Resale
4574 Keller Hicks Road Keller, Texas 76248
Rocky Top Therapy Center
Rocky Top Therapy Center was established in 1990 as a therapeutic riding center serving the needs of disabled children and adults in the North Central Metroplex.
660 Keller Smithfield Rd Keller, Texas 76248
Grapevine Relief And Community Exchange (GRACE) is a Grapevine, Texas based non-profit relief agency which provides food, clothing, financial assistance to those in need.
PO Box 412 Grapevine, Texas 76051
Keller Early Childhood PTA
The Keller Early Childhood PTA is a local PTA unit which is chartered by both Texas and the National PTA.
PO Box 1226 Keller, Texas 76244
Keller ISD Education Foundation
MISSION STATEMENT The Keller I.S.D. Education Foundation supports enhancement of the academic environment within the Keller Independent School District.
PO Box 101 Keller, Texas 76244
Keller Moms Konnect
KMK is the largest non-profit moms club in Keller, Texas.
Keller, Texas 76248
Metroport Meals on Wheels
Metroport Meals On Wheels, Inc. is a grassroots volunteer advocate for the elderly and those in need through home-delivered meals and senior center lunches.
428 North Highway 377 Roanoke, Texas 76262
MOMS Club of Keller - West
The MOMS Club is an International non-profit organization specifically for stay-at-home mothers and mothers who work part time.
Keller, Texas 76248
National Charity League - Keller Chapter
Keller has kicked off a new Chapter of National Charity League, Inc.! They held their formation meeting on January 27, 2008 with 33 founding members.
Keller, Texas 76248