The City of Copperas Cove gets nickname “City of Five Hills” and logo from the five hills which it is nestled between. Human habitation of the Five Hills area dates back to at least 4,000 B.C. Today, known as the “Gateway to the Texas Hill Country,” it sits amongst beautiful rolling hills where wildflowers dot the landscape and wildlife can often be seen.
The majority of Copperas Cove, and its nearly 30,000 residents, sits in Coryell County however its city limits extend it into neighboring Bell and Lampasas counties. The population tends to be fairly young; more than 46 percent of the residents are between the ages of 20 and 44. With all these young citizens the city has made it a priority to provide quality recreational opportunities to all their residents.
Copperas Cove has long been recognized as the premiere biking and running destination in Central Texas. The city is in the middle of miles of scenic, well-maintained, traffic-free paved roads. There are at least 25 bicycle routes, ranging from 10 miles to 100 miles, with loops that start or end near Copperas Cove and on any given weekend there are 100 to 200 bicyclists taking advantage of the scenic routes.
Copperas Cove Independent School District serves the educational needs of over 8,000 students at six elementary schools, two junior high schools, one high school and one alternative high school. They employ over 1,300 teachers, administrators and support personnel. The District is committed to providing safe, quality schools that ensure the highest level of student preparation necessary for success in a competitive, rapidly changing world.
Metroplex Health System is the primary health care provider for residents of Copperas Cove. Metroplex is a not-for-profit Christian organization operating the 233-bed, multi-campus facility as a community service to the residents of Central Texas. The system employs about 1,200 area residents and cares for more than 125,000 patients each year with a staff of more than 260 physicians, representing 43 medical specialties.