The city of Temple offers a wide variety of homes in a broad range of style, sizes and prices. Temple's north side Historic District offers a glimpse into the past with its stately Victorian showplaces, beautifully restored turn-of-the-century mansions, and charming 1930's and '40's bungalows. Homes that are more contemporary can be found in all areas of the city, including first-time-buyer homes along with more traditional executive homes. Families appreciate the "kid-friendly" neighborhoods, only minutes away from work, schools, churches and shopping areas. Affordable apartments, town and garden homes as well as quality retirement complexes contribute to the city's comfortable, yet diverse lifestyles. The average price of a 3-bedroom home is well below the national average.