Commercial Real Estate: The Lay Of The Land

Locations are emphasizing available commercial real estate to attract companies, and business owners are finding sites with amenities that fit the bill.


Hamilton, TX is conveniently located at the intersection of US Highway 281 and Texas State Highway 36. Seated along the Edwards Plateau, where the hill country embraces the grassy plains, Hamilton is only 100 miles north of Austin, south of Dallas/Fort Worth, and east of Abilene. Close proximity to these metro areas ensures a consistent flow of recreational, industrial, agricultural, and commercial traffic, as travelers venture from one part of the state to another. Immediate highway access provides transportation efficiency for warehousing and manufacturing.

In addition to direct highway access, the Hamilton Municipal Airport is the largest in the region, with a runway that is 5,012 feet long with plenty of ramp area for private jets.

In addition to direct highway access, the Hamilton Municipal Airport is the largest in the region, with a runway that is 5,012 feet long with plenty of ramp area for private jets. The airport also provides self-service fuel (Jet-A and 100LL), emergency T-hangar space, and a courtesy car available 24 hours a day. Home to a local soaring club, the airport hosts events, such as 5K and 10K races and training opportunities. One will find gliders, helicopters, and planes of all kinds coming and going. Coming soon is a new 10-unit airplane hangar with a jet pod.

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Located 100 miles north of Austin, TX, the Hamilton Muncipal Airport will have a new 10-unit airplane hangar. (Photo: courtesy of Silverline Films)


Located on the town square, the Hamilton Economic Development Corporation (HEDC) offers a variety of building improvement grants, signage grants, and monetary assistance with qualifying commercial or industrial development projects. The HEDC is always working towards economic growth, community beautification/revitalization, and workforce development.

In 2020, the Texas Historical Commission designated Hamilton as an official Texas Main Street community. Hamilton Square and two blocks in each direction represent Hamilton Historic Main Street (HHMS). Focused on historic preservation, downtown revitalization, and small business development, HHMS works collectively with the HEDC to bring innovative ideas and new businesses to the downtown. Visitors are enticed to stop for unique shopping and dining opportunities. Hamilton has changed from a stop-along-the-way to a hill country destination.

Care runs deep in Hamilton, with a dedicated team of health and wellness professionals who provide expert care in multiple area healthcare clinics, a wellness center, and award-winning hospital. Most recently, Hamilton General Hospital was recognized by the National Rural Health Association for Best Practices in Patient Satisfaction. And, the Hamilton Independent School District (HISD) is a Texas accredited school district, serving students in grades Pre-K through 12. HISD is classified as a 2A district and received a score of 89 (“B”) in the latest accountability ratings, earning multiple distinctions.

Hamilton is the county seat, allowing the historically preserved and operational Hamilton County Courthouse to provide governmental services daily to a county-wide population of nearly 8,000. The courthouse is the center of downtown, a perfect location for numerous community events and festivals all year long.

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