Belton features some of the most beautiful landscapes in Bell County: Lake Belton and Stillhouse Hollow Lake. These lakes provide numerous recreational opportunities to the 17,799 residents of Belton, all of Central Texas, and many tourists from all over the state. The lakes feature parks, camping areas, picnic areas, trails, boating, swimming, hunting, and fishing.
Belton is also home to the Bell County Expo Center which is ideally positioned at the crosshairs of I-35 and U.S. Highway 190. The Exposition Building encompasses more than 100,000 square feet and is the largest of its kind in Central Texas. Every year the Expo Center has the privilege of hosting a variety of more than 200 events including a rodeo, a circus, many A-list performers, and numerous other events.
Belton’s youngest citizens receive quality education from Belton Independent School District which serves approximately 8,900 students and has over 1,200 employees. The students attend eight elementary schools, two middle schools, one high school and one alternative high school. The District believes strongly that parent involvement is an important part of a student’s educational success and the parent involvement program strives to provide opportunities for parents and guardians to be an integral part of their child’s education.
Scott & White is the primary health care provider for the residents of Belton. Based upon clinical excellence, patient safety and satisfaction, operating efficiency and community responsiveness Scott & White has ranked among the top 100 hospitals in the country for seven straight years. Scott & White Health care is the largest multi-specialty practice in Texas and one of the nation’s largest multi-specialty group practice systems. Scott & White employs more than 1,100 health care providers and research scientists who care for patients covering 25,000 square miles across Central Texas.