Lovingly referred to by locals as the “Heart of Texas,” the Waco area has more than enough reasons to make every visitor want to stay for good. Covering a total area of less than a hundred square miles, Waco is comparatively smaller than its neighbors. Still, with its incredible line-up of attractions, great neighborhoods, and friendly people, it’s a wonderful place to call home.
Located between the Brazos and Bosque River, Waco is ideally situated close to several major thoroughfares. Residents have easy access to Interstate Highway 35, State Highway 6, U.S. Highways 84 and 77.
If you’re in the mood for a road trip, know that Austin is a little under two hours away. The same can also be said of Fort Worth and Dallas, both of which are north of Waco. Houston can be found approximately 185 south of town as well!
Real Estate in Waco
Housing options in Waco are wide-ranging. There are many distinct and picturesque neighborhoods, which together comprise a visually appealing cityscape. Single-family residences, townhouses, downtown lofts, apartments, and restored estates are up for the taking in Waco’s real estate market.
There are new home developments in the city of Waco and suburban areas nearby. There is the Enclave which is a gated community in the City of Waco, backing to beautiful Lake Waco. Hidden Valley, Badger Ranch, Lake Forest and Twin Rivers are other developments in our Woodway area, which are comprised of very fine homes.
Quick facts about Waco
Originally, Waco was inhabited by the Huaco Indians. The Brazos River was the reason for its thriving agriculture business.
Waco is the county seat of McLennan County, which was named after Neil McLennan, a Scotsman and one of the area’s first European settlers.
Waco is home to the Waco Mammoth National Monument, wooded parkland sprawled over an area that is over a hundred acres. Here, visitors can admire “in situ” fossils of Columbian mammoths (and a camel) that lived over 60,000 years ago.
Cameron Park is where locals go to celebrate the outdoors. The 400-acre park is a staple in community, holding many events throughout the year. With a gorgeous tree-covered landscape, breathtaking cliffs and hills plus a National Recreation Trail system, Cameron Park is a Waco favorite.