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Old 11-22-2009, 12:15 PM
 
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Default HELP! Moving to BELTON, TX -- SCARED!

Within one week, I have found out that I am relocating to Belton in ONE MONTH! I have a family of three. This will be the smallest town we have ever lived in. I have some questions -- advice (not negative comments) are begged for!
1. How are the schools. I have three little ones and schools are my number one priority!
2. Is the town overly conservative or religous? Neither bug me, just don't want views shoved in my face daily!
3. Things to do. As said before, we are a family of five (all 3 kids are boys). We like to do things together as a family ... what's to do. We don't care about shopping.
4. Housing/ Neighborhoods???? I drove around and we saw every extreme imaginable. We really liked lakewood area (the campus at lakewood ... lakewood ..etc) It was stunning. Are there other neighborhoods like that, that we missed?

All advice is welcome.

THANKS!
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Old 11-22-2009, 01:14 PM
 
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Jess, you don't have to live in Belton, at least I'd suppose. Central Texas tends to be right of center, not sure if it's conservative. The US Rep is Republican but local state Rep used to be Democrat. Take a look at Temple and the neighborhoods south of Loop 363, east of I35.
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Old 11-25-2009, 01:41 PM
 
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Hey, Jess, I currently live in Belton. The schools are great, frequently getting state recognition and has high test scores. Many people from Temple, Killeen and the surounding areas move here for the schools. The vast majority of people who live in Belton commute to Temple or Killeen to work. The city regularly votes Republican and many people go to church, but I've never felt that anything was forced on me personally. There are alot of great parks around if thats what your interested. For most other things you will have to drive 15 minutes to either Killeen or Temple.
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Old 12-04-2009, 10:43 AM
 
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Belton has the Bell Expo Center....how can u go wrong?
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Old 05-31-2011, 12:55 PM
 
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Hi, Jess! I moved to Belton about a year ago and I really do love it here. There are quite a few things to do, including shows at the expo center, and the parks that feature evening movies, craft shows and some great concerts. There is also a fairly big water park that my grand-daughter enjoys.
I was also leary of the schools, hearing a lot of negativity about "southern schools" back home in the east, but the grand-daughter is receiving an excellent education at Belton Lake Middle School.
The job oppertunities and economy seem a lot better here too. Good luck!
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Old 07-30-2012, 01:42 AM
 
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Hi - I'm moving to TX from San Diego to work in Temple. Someone said to "Take a look at Temple and the neighborhoods south of Loop 363, east of I35." Can anyone tell me what this means? I don't wanna live in a crappy area.....help!!!
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Old 07-30-2012, 06:55 AM
 
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The core of Temple, the older area, is north of (inside) Loop 363 and east of I-35.

There's newer (not necessarily new) construction between Loop 363 and Belton Lake. This is the west side.

South of Loop 363, which is also Texas Hwy 36, are newer homes and a few very nice neighborhoods. Of those upscale neighborhoods, if you didn't know they were you might never find them.
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Old 08-05-2012, 11:56 AM
 
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I'm thinking about moving to Temple / BeltonD. My Son plays football (Freshman) what schools have the best football program? Is Temple like a Austin Suburb?
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Old 08-05-2012, 01:09 PM
 
Location: Texas State Fair
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I'm thinking about moving to Temple / BeltonD. My Son plays football (Freshman) what schools have the best football program? Is Temple like a Austin Suburb?
Temple is about an hour north of Austin, plus or minus a speed trap or two. Once you get to Georgetown you're in metro and before you know you're almost to the bat bridge.

UT currently has two quarterbacks - Case McCoy and David Ash - competing for the #1 spot. David Ash was qback at Belton just a couple of years ago. Case McCoy a younger image of the infamous Colt.

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Pigskin prognostications: Texas Football picks Temple, Belton to make playoffs, Yoe to win state title

BY GREG WILLE | TELEGRAM STAFF
Saturday, Jul 14, 2012 4:30 AM

Belton senior and Texas commitment Durham Smythe is the tight end on Texas Football’s “Super Team”
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Old 08-05-2012, 01:46 PM
 
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Thanks for the Texas football info.
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