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Cove has so much to offer tourists and even more for residents
Charming rural neighborhoods. award-winning schools, a variety of cultural and recreational
activities, plus a healthy economy, and loads of activities for the whole family
to enjoy are just some of the many reasons to move your family - and business -
to Copperas Cove.
This website offers information on working, living, and playing in this dynamic
city. Potential new residents can stop wondering what it's like to live in Cove
and start learning just how great life in Copperas Cove truly is.
Discover everything you need to plan your move to Copperas Cove. Come enjoy an exceptional
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Getting Here and Getting Around
Navigating the Five Hills of the city may not be easy, but Copperas Cove does enjoy
easy access to Texas' transportation network. Newcomers to the City of
Five Hills must learn their way around streets circling those hills, which are at
odd angles to the major thoroughfare, U.S. Highway 190. Fear not, city maps
are available at the Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau on Robertson Avenue.
Located an hour from Austin and about three hours from Houston and Dallas, Cove
is the perfect place for a weekend of bicycling and automobile touring. Scenic
back roads straddling the Coryell-Lampassas County line brings thousands of cyclists
through the area each year.
For more information on this enjoyable family pastime, checkout
Bike / Run Central Texas or contact the Visitors Bureau at 254-547-7571.
The joint military and civilian Gray Airfield elevated local air transportation
to a regional status. Located just four miles east of Copperas Cove, the airport
houses a 70,000 square foot terminal to complement the 10,000-foot runway capable
of landing a Boeing 747. The estimated annual impact of the regional airport
includes 824 permanent jobs, $48 million in increased gross product, $30 million
in increased personal income, and $13 million annually in increased retail sales.
Future major highway construction promises to improve access to Copperas Cove.
Transportation officials continue plans for a U.S. Highway 190 reliever route around
the southern portion of Copperas Cove that can be directly accessed from the proposed
airport. Eventually, the reliever route will connect to the Killeen bypass loop
(Stan Schleuter Loop), thereby providing quick and easy access to Interstate 35.
The $61.1 million proposed roadway would alleviate traffic volumes along the existing
U.S. Highway 190, a major east-west artery serving Coryell and Lampasas counties.
This reliever route, stretching from just east of the Copperas Cove city limits
to just west of FM 2657, will be a four-lane, controlled-access roadway with a wide