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Featured Apartments in Waco, TX
Eagle Crest Apartment homes are the perfect choice for those who are seeking convenience, comfort and affordable rates.
Waco TX, 76705
Pool...Bay Windows...Close To Interstate 35 and Highway 6...
Waco TX, 76706
Conveniently Located to TSTC and MCC as well as Shopping and Entertainment...
Waco TX, 76705
Gated and only 2 blocks from Baylor Campus... WOW!
Waco TX, 76706
Private Patios & Balconies...Washer/Dryer Connections...Midway ISD
Waco TX, 76712
Overview of Waco
Birthplace of Dr. Pepper soda and home of the Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum, Waco, Texas, has major attractions as well as a rich history that dates back to a time when mammoths walked the earth.
Those looking for Waco apartments for rent may come to this city of 126,697 residents to attend one of the three colleges located in the metropolis, or simply to enjoy the high quality of life offered in the "Heart of Texas."
Living in Waco, TX
The first white settlers came to Waco in 1837. It was named after the Huaco Indians, who lived on the land that now makes up a thriving downtown area. Even before then, though, mastodons and mammoths roamed the area, proof of which can be found in the 68,000-year-old remains of mammoths and the skeletal remains of a 10,000-year-old man and child that were excavated from the Brazos River, which winds through the city.
Waco respects its rich, diverse history with a number of museums as well as historic homes, churches and buildings. Its reputation as a center of learning was established in 1886 when Baylor University was moved there. The school remains the oldest continually operated university in Texas.
Located on the I-35 corridor between Dallas and Austin, Waco makes a great home for students and families alike.
Waco Work and Study
Its location on the manufacturing and technology corridor between Austin and Dallas has helped Waco evolve into a hub of trade, transportation, utilities and manufacturing, but education, healthcare and government are also top employers in the area.
Many people seek out rentals in Waco to attend Baylor University, a private Baptist university that has been nationally ranked as a liberal arts institution. However, the city is also home to McLennan Community College and Texas State Technical College Waco, offering a vast array of educational opportunities to residents.
Families can send their children to school through the Waco Independent School District, which enrolls more than 15,000 students.
Rentals in Waco, TX and Cost of Living
Residents of Waco enjoy many big city advantages while maintaining a low cost of living. The U.S. Census Bureau reports that the median gross rent in Waco was $720 in 2010. Those looking for Waco rentals can choose from nine unique neighborhoods, each with its own neighborhood association that strives to create a sense of community and partnership among all areas of the city.
Waco Attractions and Special Events
Waco is a quiet place to live, but there is plenty to do in this city. Residents may enjoy checking out the Dr. Pepper Museum, which commemorates the creation of this soda fountain classic in Waco in 1885. Other historical attractions are scattered throughout the city, but include five historic homes built in Greek Revival and Italianate Villa style and the Waco Mammoth Site, where the skeletal remains of mammoths are on display. The site was opened to the public in 2009 and is the nation's first and only recorded discovery of a nursery herd of Pleistocene mammoths. Now, the public can enjoy a dig shelter that creates an art gallery atmosphere.
Sports enthusiasts may enjoy a visit to the Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and the Texas Sports Hall of fame, while the city's 416-acre Cameron Park, situated on the Brazos and Bosque rivers, hosts a number of recreational activities. Each year, residents gather to watch boat races, triathlons and more.
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