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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    A-
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Housing
    A-
  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
    A
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    A
  8. Weather
    B+
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C
  12. Commute
    B-
Salado is a town in Texas with a population of 2,897. Salado is in Bell County and is one of the best places to live in Texas. Living in Salado offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. Many retirees live in Salado and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Salado are highly rated.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$264,500
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,030
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    23%
  • Own
    77%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    130
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    43.3
    40.7
  • Robbery
    43.3
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    216.6
    500.1
  • Theft
    389.9
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    43.3
    284

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    17%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    8%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    8%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    26%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    24%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    29%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    25%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    20%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    2%
    13%

Working in Salado

Jobs
A
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$77,297
National
$55,322
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Salado Reviews

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It's a small but quaint town, most ideal for people that are retired or like the village life. It was nice to grow up there, but as a teenager it could get boring sometimes. It would be nice if there were more shops and places to eat downtown, but I know that they are installing sidewalks and improving Main Street. It is very convenient to be right on I-35. Life there is much more expensive to live there, but you do gain security, safety, the quiet, and a good academically competitive school system. I wish the nightlife was more diverse, but if you're over 21 there are a couple bars and occasional live music and concerts either at the brewery or Johnny's.
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Salado is currently occupied by a bunch of very old, conservative people - it is mainly a retirement community with shops and bed/breakfasts thrown in. It is starting to change and more younger families are starting to move in to escape the sprawl of Austin.
Salado is a beautiful place to visit, and a beautiful place to live. Every weekend there is something going on in Salado, whether its live music, a parade, or local event going on.