There has been a lot of building in the Fort Hood area in the last decade. New neighborhood after new neighborhood has sprung up. These new subdivisions feature great homes (I live in one!) and are perfect fits for many home buyers.
But most production builders have a nasty habit of doing away with most of the trees in a neighborhood, if there were any to begin with. Instead, you get a tiny sapling that will surely be an awesome attraction if I live long enough to see it grow taller than I am.
But fear not, tree lovers! If mature shade trees are important to you, the Fort Hood area has a good selection to choose from in some of the more established communities.
Country Trails is one of Fort Hood’s most prestigious communities, located just south of Highway 190 in Harker Heights. It routinely features some of the area’s priciest homes.
Not only full of trees and deer, but sat atop a long ridge with amazing views, this tiny Copperas Cove neighborhood is a complete delight. Adjacent Skyline Estates and The Reserve at Skyline Mountain.
Like all of Copperas Cove, it seems, Ogletree Gap is not only ideal for the outdoorsy, but also those looking for picturesque living. Atop its own ridge, the neighborhood has plenty of tall trees through which are miles of valley below.
Adjacent Mesa Verde is Skyline Estates, atop Skyline Mountain and with older homes, good sized lots, and many trees that are often hiding roaming deer underneath.
This established, executive community in Harker Heights has stately, well kept homes that are just old enough for the neighborhood’s trees to be prominent fixtures in everyone’s backyard.
Possibly the gold standard of “tree-ful” in the Fort Hood area, Tanglewood North is located in the heart of Harker Heights, and, on some streets, feels more like Oregon than it does Texas.
A little old, a little new, this neighborhood on the south side of Copperas Cove is still relatively young, but old enough that the trees have had some time to grow. Convenient to the main routes in the area, but still out of the way, as is most of Copperas Cove!
On the edge of town in Nolanville are the half acre lots of Tumbleweed Estates. With lots this size, there are still plenty of mature trees, accompanied by larger, mostly single story homes. It is ideal for anyone keen on Nolanville.
An established community right in the center of town and adjacent Ellison High school, Turtlebend is the perfect age of community for their trees to be numerous and big!
This prestigious neighborhood has many brand new homes, but features custom builders like Cameo and K&R Homes, who work on large acre+ lots and spare the trees. It is a heftier price tag than some of the others on the list, but perfect for anyone willing to spend a little more for the total, tree-ful package.