Salado is a small creek-side village that has become a booming tourist destination in southern Bell County. It lies approximately halfway between Waco and Austin on Interstate 35 and is known for its artistic flare. Home to several distilleries, bed and breakfasts, festivals, galleries, and wineries, Salado is an artistic haven. Think farmhouse destination weddings and glass-blowing or pottery classes. Most of the shopping and (divine) restaurants are independently owned, so if you need big brands like Target and Old Navy, you’ll be looking elsewhere. Foodies have no complaints about the variety of cuisines in this quaint village!
Intellectually curious, artistically-leaning connoisseurs of locally roasted coffee and macaroons flock to Salado. Ok, maybe that’s not fair. The home prices are considered to be pricey for the area, so the military families that you do encounter will likely be very high-ranking. The residents are mostly civilians and commonly dual-income. This is a great spot to consider if you or your spouse will be pursuing employment in nearby Georgetown! Young couples also love Salado for the music, restaurants, and general freedom to enjoy a sophisticated lifestyle unencumbered by children.
Neighborhoods in Salado have a definite small-town vibe. The landscape is serene with towering trees, plenty of green spaces, and the Salado Creek. Wildlife sightings are common and add to the charm. Mills Creek offers custom builds in a variety of styles, from traditional to vintage farmhouses with shiplap—yes, we’re in Joanna Gaines’s country.