Find homes and properties in Belton -- the best of Texas
Looking for homes and properties deep in the heart of Texas? The city of Belton, located on the Chisholm Trail, captures the essence and romance of the Old West, yet offers the modern-day style and convenience of suburban life.
Belton is the administrative hub of Bell County, and is a segment of the Killeen–Temple–Fort Hood Metropolitan Statistical Area that includes the arts community of Salado.
The city, with an estimated population of 19,000, boasts high-quality schools as well as a unique collection of museums, restaurants and shops. It is also home to the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor and the Texas Rodeo Cowboy Hall of Fame.
Belton is centrally located just 60 miles north of Austin and less than 200 miles from the major metropolitan areas of Dallas, San Antonio and Houston. Additionally, its proximity to IH-35 makes the small city an attractive draw for business and industry.
Indeed, Belton is a business-friendly community, its primary employers representing military, government, healthcare, manufacturing, agriculture, retail and information technology. Employment projections for central Texas predict a job growth rate of 1.7 percent through at least 2015.
While Belton's location near major cities and roadways makes it convenient for commuters, its serene setting amongst rolling plains and wooded hills of central Texas assures that it also is a quiet place to make a home.
Water enthusiasts will find plenty to love in Belton Lake and Stillhouse Hollow Lake. With a combined 24,000 surface acres, both lakes are popular draws for fishing, boating water sports and other family fun.
Two city park splash pads and a seven-acre water park provide the means for cooling off in the summertime.
Belton also boasts 160 acres of parkland divided among half a dozen city parks. Several miles of hiking and biking trails wind through the city and along the lake shorelines. The 266-acre Miller Springs Nature Center is a restored prairie area with several maintained walking trails.
The T.B. Harris Community Center, an award-winning facility surrounded by beautiful vistas, is well suited for business conferences, wedding receptions and reunions.
The Bell County Expo Center hosts the Central Texas State Fair, the Belton Area Chamber of Commerce 4th of July PRCA Rodeo and many other concerts and conventions.
The Gin, a collection of boutiques, galleries and restaurants on the banks of scenic Nolan Creek, provides live outdoor musical entertainment to shoppers and diners on weekends. Belton also is home to Cochran, Blair, & Potts, the oldest family owned department store in Texas.
With its attractive array of amenities, good schools and high employment rate, Belton is the place to be. Start looking for your dream home today!