Situated along U.S. Highway 190, and eleven miles west of Interstate Highway 35, Nolanville lays in the rolling hills of Bell County, Texas. This small town’s convenient location is next door to HarkerHeights, 5 minutes from Belton, 15 minutes from Temple, and 5 – 15 minutes from Killeen and Fort Hood – the nation’s largest military base – makes it a desirable location in which to live as it combines small-town ambiance with big-city amenities.
Currently home to 2,000 plus residents, Nolanville once housed only a few settlers along NolanCreek back in the 1840’s. By 1882, the first passenger train ran through the small community, attracting more families and more businesses to the area. Today, Nolanville is one of the fastest-growing communities in Texas and with its prime location, unique real estate market and wonderful educational opportunities it is sure to continue that trend.
Nolanville has managed to stay a small town despite its growth in housing; it is primarily a bedroom community of Killeen with only a few businesses. The Nolanville real estate market is surrounded by countless recreational opportunities that everyone can enjoy. From a selection of water sports presented by Belton Lake and Lake Stillhouse to the miles of walking, jogging and biking paths of several nearby parks including Miller Springs Park and the Belton Lake Outdoor Recreational Area (BLORA). You’ll never find yourself looking for something to do in your spare time. For those who love to shop, there are many excellent antique shops found in Fredericksburg, Austin, Lampasas, and Salado. Dude Ranches located throughout the area also make for an interesting blast from the past. Finally, for history buffs, there are several museums that one can visit near Nolanville including the two military history museums at FortHood, Temple’s Railroad and PioneerMuseum, BellCountyMuseum in Belton and the CentralTexasMuseum in Salado.
The Killeen Independent School District serves young residents of the Nolanville community as well as some of the surrounding areas with 25 Elementary, eight Middle, and four high schools. In addition to public schools, there are several private and parochial schools. For those pursuing higher education there are a handful of local colleges and universities from which one can choose including CentralTexasCollege, TarletonStateUniversity, and the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor.
Nolanville’s real estate market provides many options for homebuyers from single family resale to new construction homes. With a safe and friendly community, the residents of this close-knit town are proud of their history and their home.