Best Places to Live in Waco, Texas

Small city / college town - East-central Texas along I-35, 100 miles south of Dallas
Pros
-Cost of living
-College-town amenities
-Historic interest
Cons
-Crime rates
-Low educational attainment
-Summer heat

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What Bert Has To Say About Waco Metro Area

The typically-Texas small city of Waco is an important commercial and transportation hub with an added college presence. The economic base consists of small to mid-sized manufacturers in a variety of industries and a strong agricultural presence with ranching, poultry, and cotton. Another principal employer, Baylor University, brings 15,000 students and some college-town amenities. However, educational attainment is unusually low for a college town.


QUICK FACTS

Real Estate: For Sale  For Rent
Country: United States
State: Texas
County: McLennan County
Metro Area: Waco Metro Area
City: Waco
Zip Codes: 76706 76708 76712 76710 76707 76711 76704 76701 76798
Time zone: Central Standard Time (CST)
Elevation: 501 ft above sea level

Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Waco is 4.70% (U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Positive. Waco jobs have increased by 0.63%. Learn More...
COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Waco's cost of living is 19.10% lower than the U.S. average. Learn More... or Compare Waco's Cost of Living
POPULATION
Waco's population is 132,356 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 27.77%. Learn More...
TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 17 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes. Learn More...
REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Waco is $110,352. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 22.58%. Check out the homes in the area.
SCHOOLS
Waco public schools spend $10,028 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 16.6 students per teacher in Waco. Learn More...

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Housing Market in Waco

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Reviews for Waco    17 Reviews
Janice Rounsville - 7/24/2017
Waco is on my wish list to move to. Weather is comparable to So. California. Beautiful... (Read More)

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Welcome to Waco - 10/10/2016
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Nyc to waco - 8/12/2016
Moving from new york city to waco with a 3 year old. Any input abt the city ll be greatly... (Read More)


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ZIP CODES IN WACO, TEXAS
76706 76708 76712 76710 76707 76711 76704 76701 76798