Just 90 miles from both Dallas and Austin, Waco is truly the “Heart of Texas.” It’s a diverse, bustling city of more than 125,000 residents and boasts a university, two colleges, 300 restaurants and a lively cultural district. There’s never a shortage of entertainment, with open-air festivals and concerts by the river, top sporting events, a popular Saturday morning farmers market, theater, movies, live music, art galleries and a world-class symphony orchestra.

  • Destination for specialty shopping and home of Magnolia Market, owned by HGTV “Fixer Upper” stars Chip & Joanna Gaines
  • Thriving arts scene, including murals, sculptures and working artist studios
  • Riverfront parks, a national monument and a pristine golf course