Nolanville is a small blip on the map around Fort Cavazos but is worth mentioning for a few reasons. Primarily a residential community with roughly 5,000 residents, it’s quiet, affordable, and has a small-town vibe. Shopping is scarce in Nolanville, but it’s conveniently located near Harker Heights, which should satisfy all your retail needs. There are some great gated communities along this stretch of Highway 190, and it’s only a 10-minute drive to two of the area’s beautiful lakes: Belton Lake and Stillhouse Hollow Lake.


There are a handful of military residents in Nolanville, and they are mostly families or retirees. The quiet pace of life and rural setting doesn’t typically excite the young and single crowd.

Neighborhood Feel

Nolanville is generally nondescript, but there is a fantastic new development called Bella Charca that is attracting many families. Bella Charca is a gorgeous, master-planned community with large homes, spacious yards, and modern amenities.

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Neighborhood Location

TJ Mills Gate
Drive Time to Gate
12 to 20* minutes
By Transit

Neighborhood Info


Points of Interest

J.W. Sims Community Center

Big Plus

Quiet, rural refuge with a small-town attitude.

Easy access to Highway 190 and convenient to Harker Heights and Belton.

There is an opportunity to find a home with all the bells and whistles you can imagine with the new, custom-built homes in Bella Charca.

Things to Consider

There is a distinct lack of shopping and dining in Nolanville. Occupying only about two exits off the highway, roughly four square miles, it is mostly residential. There are public services available throughout the city, as well as two elementary schools. They have a Dollar General but no grocery store.

Central Texas gets hot. We’re talking sweltering hot. Transplants from anywhere except the southeastern U.S. report experiencing climate shock. This semi-arid region has warm winters and hot, humid summers. Look for homes with big, shady oak trees to save on cooling expenses. Irrigation systems are also a huge money and time saver if you plan to keep up a yard. Also, be aware that this is part of Tornado Alley.

How’s the Market?

The median home value for single-family homes in Nolanville is $130,000, according to the Zillow Home Value Index. Home Values are forecasted to increase by 4.3% in the coming year.

According to Zillow’s Rental Index, the median rental rate for single-family homes in Nolanville is $1,118.

School Scoop

Public schools in Nolanville belong to Killeen Independent School District (KISD). KISD serves the Central Texas communities of Killeen, Fort Cavazos, Harker Heights, and Nolanville.

KISD offers a full-day 3-year-old preschool program to children of military members residing in the attendance zone of the on-post school they will attend. A full-day 4-year-old preschool program is available to children of military members, those who speak a language other than English at home, those eligible for free/reduced lunch, and unhoused and foster children.

KISD offers the chance for interdistrict transfers, especially if your student is interested in taking advantage of special programs. An attractive alternative may include Killeen High School’s International Baccalaureate program, the orchestra at Harker Heights High School, leadership courses at Ellison High School, or engineering and robotics courses at Shoemaker High School. Transfers can be granted for a number of different reasons as outlined by the KISD board of trustees. Transportation is not provided to students attending a school outside their zone.

Killeen Independent School District and the school-run media outlet, KISD-TV Channel 17, work in conjunction with Fort Cavazos to broadcast graduation ceremonies to deployed military family members.

Highlighted Areas

Bella Charca