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We are PCSing from Germany to Fort Hood, TX. Currently, I'm looking at living on post due to rumors that traffic during PT is a nightmare. Any idea if the housing on post are better or the same as off post? Really thinking about buying a house but not sure of the areas. Heard that around Fort Hood neighborhood are ghetto. Any info on living on post and which housing area offers better house/space or living conditions on post or off post will be greatly appreciated! Frankie


First, congratulations on your move!! This will certainly be a big one! Here is a discussion about the best places to live in Fort Hood from the "I'm Moving to" section: I hope that information helps, and good luck on your move!
From my personal experience, I highly recommend avoiding Killeen area for housing all together. If you think you might buy a house in that area, most people buy in either, Harker Hieghts area or Copperas Cove area. We lived in Copperas Cove. My kids went to Cove schools. I worked in Cove. Cove schools are good schools. They are known for their academic program sand HS Football program. Cove is more a 'country feeling' kind of town, however there are restuarants, and grocery stores (HEB ) you do not have to go got post for everything. The mall is in Killeen, althought it is small. Harker Heights is a booming retail area with restuarants and shopping. USAA mover's advantages works with many realtors I used to work with. They will give you excellent service, if you plan on buying a home. Hope this helps...
Thank you. This helps a lot. I am considering buying a house since on post housing old, poor maintained, or not worth my full BAH. I will look for houses in Cove this weekend. Thanks, Frankie
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