Waco

Authenticity in a city with small-town appeal

Welcome to Waco

Nestled against the Brazos River is Waco, a mid-size city with a small-town atmosphere. Situated approximately halfway between Dallas and Austin along I-35, Waco has access to both metropolitan areas as well as its own distinctive shopping, dining, and entertainment venues. With hot summers and typically mild winters, Waco residents spend a lot of time outdoors, which is made easy with nearby Lake Waco and a riverwalk along the Brazos River. Homes in Waco trend on the spacious side with everything from French Provencal mansions to traditional ranch-style properties. Whether you’re searching for a stunning country estate or a starter home, let Waco’s diverse real estate speak to you.

What to Love

  • Close-knit community
  • Abundant green space 
  • Farmhouse chic around every corner
  • Free-to-use trolley transportation
  • Historic homes & new constructions

People & Lifestyle

This family-oriented community is a stellar choice for young, budding families as well as established entrepreneurs. Waco’s affordable housing and large lot sizes offer residents the best of both worlds. Quaint, country-style living blends with modern amenities, making this area ideal for slower-paced living

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

You might recognize Chip and Joanna Gaines from their popular HGTV show Fixer Upper, but they’ve been longtime Waco locals, and Magnolia Market at the Silos is their charming shopping complex filled with home decor must-haves, food trucks dishing up fares, and an on-site bakery for a sweet treat. The property’s two namesake silos stand out among Downtown Waco’s subdued skyline. For Texas-style steaks, head over to DiamondBack’s. This premier steakhouse also offers a dazzling selection of seafood and sushi in a romantic setting. For fine dining with a flair for fresh surf-and-turf, make reservations at 135prime. Historic George’s Restaurant has been a stronghold in Waco’s culinary catalog since its doors opened in 1930.

Things to Do

Waco is home to several quirky museums, including the Dr. Pepper Museum, Texas Sports Hall of Fame, Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum, and the Mayborn Museum Complex, in addition to The Lee Lockwood Library and Museum on Baylor University’s campus. Each fall, Magnolia Market at the Silos holds Silobration, a family-friendly event with a Ferris wheel, local and nationally-recognized vendors and food trucks, as well as live music after dark. On Saturday mornings, Waco Downtown Farmers Market brings artisanal goods and locally-sourced produce to the heart of downtown. During the holiday season, Waco Wonderland turns downtown Waco into a dreamy, festive scene. With a tree lighting ceremony, fireworks displays, and live music performances, there’s nothing quite as jolly as Waco in the winter. Waco Cultural Arts Fest brings people together through their love of art, and this event is fun for the whole family. Face painting booths, kids’ crafts, and an abundance of showcased renowned artists make for a memorable weekend. Getting outside in Waco is simple. 416-acre Cameron Park offers plentiful playgrounds and picnic areas as well as a disc golf course and a cross-country running track. Here, you’ll also find the Cameron Park Zoo, a picturesque 52-acre attraction.

Schools

Waco is home to numerous outstanding academic institutions that foster lifelong learners through challenging and engaging curricula that provide students with the tools for future success. A few of Waco’s most prominent educational facilities include: 

  • Woodway Elementary School, PK-4
  • Woodgate Intermediate School, 5-6
  • Midway High School, 9-12
  • Baylor University

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