My How Salado Has Grown: A Look at Yesterday and Tomorrow

Salado TX Sign

Salado, TX is a unique city in Texas that is now a hot tourism spot for those interested in art, food, history, and culture. Since Salado was founded in 1867, the town has played an important role in the history of Texas. Although the population of Salado dropped to just 200 people by 1950, over the past 69 years Salado has grown steadily to now have an approximate population of 2,500.

Interesting Salado Factoids

  • Salado is home to the Stagecoach Inn, which is the oldest continuously running hotel in the State of Texas.
  • 19 places in Salado are listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
  • The 54th Annual Salado Art Fair will take place on Saturday, August 1, 2020.
  • In the 19th century several families from Scotland settled in the Salado area. (The 58th Scottish Gathering & Highland Games recently took place from November 8 – 10, 2019.)
  • The 59th Annual Salado Christmas Stroll will take place on the first 2 weekends in December 2019 (Dec 6-8 and Dec 13-15).
  • As of November 2019, there are 29 places to stay in Salado on Airbnb including a cottage situated on a horse farm for $105/night.

Salado, TX Growth
As Salado has grown over the past 5 decades, several businesses have either relocated or started in Salado to meet the demand for consumer and business services. Amy’s Attic Self Storage opened in Salado in 2017 and has been proud to be part of the economic growth and development. According to Zillow, the real estate market in Salado is quite strong. For the zip code 76571, the home values have risen 6.3 % over the past 12 months (since Nov 2018). Moreover, Zillow predicts that the home values in the 76571 zip code will increase by approximately 6% in 2020. Amy’s Attic Self Storage looks forward to serving new residents who relocate to enjoy all that Salado has to offer.

New Homes and Residential Construction in Salado TX

The Salado area is also becoming the home to several well designed, spacious and affordable duplex and single family homes. In the upcoming weeks, for instance, Eagles Landing Rentals located near Amys Attic will be opening up their first of many. Along with Eagles Landing, Amity Estates and Salado Mills both offer beautiful homes with standard features designed specifically for our Salado community. According to, the median price for a new home is $287,000 and a duplex rental may range from $1,250 to $1,400. Either way, and with easy access to state highway 35, a growing downtown area, Salado is the place to live!

Commercial Construction Projects and Improvements in Salado Texas

Main Street Improvements

As of November 2019, Main Street in Salado is getting a major renovation including new sidewalks, benches, parking, and drainage. Main street will soon be easier to shop around with the new sidewalks. The improvements will also allow for more parking and for pedestrians to more easily make their way around the shops. Main Street is also making the long awaited switch from a septic system to waste water. This new $5.2 million project will hopefully attract new businesses and allow the current businesses to expand with the improved infrastructure and additional foot traffic. The project is set to be completed around Summer 2020.

I-35 Construction

In 2017 the I-35 construction in Salado impacted several communities. When the road work was completed, unique businesses and restaurants have brought a new life to the town. For several years the road construction was very intrusive and people seemed to stop coming to the town according to residents. There is now a lot of excitement in Salado that hasn’t existed in quite some time. The town is bouncing back from the construction and appears to be better than ever.

Population Growth in Salado

Salado’s population has consistently grown over the past 4 years. See growth rates below:

  • 1.25% in 2016
  • 5.06% in 2017
  • 2.04% in 2018

Salado had a population of 2,444 as of July 1st, 2019 with a median household income of $104,603. Many new homes are currently being built, and the town is beginning to boom fueled by an electric energy and unique history. As a point of reference, the median U.S. household income was $63,179 in 2018.

Amy’s Attic Self Storage in Salado, TX

Amy’s Attic Self Storage is proud to serve Salado Texas. With our unparalleled customer service, we’re proud to serve new residents of Salado, too! The Salado location is close to I-35 and features RV & Boat parking for nearby Stillhouse and Belton Lake communities. Visit any one of our locations, including in Salado, TX, and know that your personal belongings will be kept in good hands.

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