About Belton, Texas

The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor is located in the "heart of Texas", only 55 miles from the state capital of Austin and 135 miles from the Dallas-Ft. Worth metroplex on Interstate 35.  With a population of 20,128, Belton offers the charm of a college town with the amenities of larger cities just minutes away in Temple and Killeen.

Belton is nationally recognized for its annual fourth of July Celebration and PRCA Rodeo, which draws more than 30,000 spectators each year to the parade alone.  With a lower-than-average cost of living, outstanding public schools, and great hiking, boating and fishing in two nearby lakes, Belton is a wonderful place to call home!

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