Temple is Central Texas’ up-and-coming community strategically located along the I35 corridor. With San Antonio and Austin to the south and Dallas/Fort Worth to the north, Temple is easily accessible via road, rail and air. The city is located on Interstate 35, the main North-South interstate through Texas that extends from Mexico to Canada. Temple is a principal city in the Killeen-Temple-Fort Hood Metropolitan Statistical Area, which has an estimated population of 448,112. Direct access to I-35 positions Temple within 180 miles of 80% of Texas’ population. It has all the advantages of a strong supporting infrastructure without the problems associated with urban environments, higher costs, too-rapid growth, and difficult construction climate. Downtown Temple is the heart of the city. It is a beautiful commercial, retail and historic district that features unique architecture, shopping, live entertainment, locally owned dining, exciting night life, great museums, and year-round events and festivals. Downtown is quickly becoming a place of vibrant art, a variety of music, great restaurants, lively nightlife, and merchant cultivation. The streets are busy with downtown business people, visitors, and Temple residents; working, shopping, attending events, dining, visiting and playing.