Greater Waco is a great place to live and work with an outstanding array of community assets—from arts to education and big-time college sports to recreation—coupled with a strong, diverse and growing economy to support further improvements in its quality of life.
Deep in the heart of Texas, Waco is perfectly located within a 90-minute drive of Dallas, Fort Worth and Austin for weekend trips out of town or transporting products to a diverse clientele. Deciding where to live in Greater Waco may take awhile because of the diversity of housing options—from historic homes in close-in neighborhoods to a Texas ranch! Lakeside and riverfront homes are attractive to many as are planned developments in the suburbs. Increasingly, young professionals and empty nesters are moving downtown where lofts and apartments enable residents to be “out and about” enjoying restaurants, parks, cultural amenities and the Brazos riverwalk. Housing costs in Greater Waco are 84.4 percent of the national average.
Wacoans are constantly working to enhance the downtown and riverfront areas, which can be seen as new signature “extrados” bridges on Interstate 35 at the Brazos River are under construction for the more than 111,000 travelers passing through Waco daily. And plans are moving forward for hotels, residences, restaurants and shops along the Brazos riverwalk and on both sides of the river. For more information about the Greater Waco area, you can download the 2014 Waco Community & Referral Guide here.