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History and Character:  Belton's story unfolds from its founding in the 1850s, evident in its historic downtown and beautiful Victorian-era homes. The city fosters a strong sense of community, offering a welcoming environment for families and individuals seeking a peaceful escape with convenient access to urban amenities.

Location: Situated in Central Texas, Belton lies approximately 20 miles north of Killeen and 60 miles north of Austin. It enjoys easy access via Interstate 35 and offers convenient connections to major airports in Austin and Killeen.

Demographics: With a population exceeding 20,000, Belton boasts a friendly and growing community. Families, young professionals, and retirees contribute to the city's vibrant atmosphere.



  • Attractions:

    • Bell County Museum: Explore the rich history of the region through exhibits and artifacts.

    • UM Turnbach Wildlife Center: Encounter native Texas wildlife in a natural setting.

    • The Gin at Nolan Creek: Sample award-winning handcrafted gin and enjoy distillery tours.

    • Belton Lakeview Park: Relax by the lake, enjoy picnics, or explore the scenic trails.

  • Outdoor Activities:

    • Go boating, fishing, swimming, or jet skiing on Belton Lake.

    • Hike and bike through the scenic trails at Belton Lakeview Park and Miller Springs Park & Nature Center.

    • Play disc golf at the Heritage Park Disc Golf Course.

  • Family-Friendly Activities:

    • Visit the Belton City Park and enjoy its playgrounds, splash pad, and miniature golf course.

    • Attend the annual Belton Fall Festival, featuring live music, food vendors, and family-friendly activities.

    • Take a day trip to the nearby Mother Neff State Park for camping, hiking, and fishing.

  • Nightlife and Entertainment:

    • Belton offers a variety of restaurants, bars, and breweries catering to diverse tastes.

    • Catch a live performance at the Grand Avenue Theater or enjoy the nightlife scene in the vibrant downtown area.

    • Attend events at the Bell County Expo Center, hosting rodeos, concerts, and exhibitions.


Belton Independent School District serves the city, offering a range of educational options, including traditional public schools, magnet programs, and career and technology centers. The district is committed to student success and boasts several schools receiving high ratings from the Texas Education Agency. You can find more information on the school district's website at

Cost of Living:

Belton offers a relatively affordable cost of living compared to the national average and nearby major cities like Austin. Housing costs are slightly below the national average, while groceries and utilities are generally comparable.

Unique Features:

  • Belton is known for its beautiful setting on Belton Lake, providing ample opportunities for water sports and outdoor recreation.

  • The city boasts a charming historic downtown with unique shops, restaurants, and cultural attractions.

  • Belton offers a strong sense of community, hosting numerous events and festivals throughout the year.


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