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What Renters Like and Dislike

What Renters Like and Dislike About Waco

VeryLarge lots in a residential neighborhood close to grocery store, dry cleaning and school. Accessible upscale restaurants and shopping

Adequate schools and mostly. Colleges are great around here and it's best for swimmers to were very wide in sports in my city

Friendly people and we have close restaurants near the neighborhood I like go the mall with my friends

There is shopping and restaurants, fast food and also a mall close by. You do need a car to get around. But, there are bus stops close by.

There are hills galore in our neighborhood. We are adjacent to an HOA so all yards are maintained. It is within five minutes of the grocery store, Target, Starbucks

this location is close to my job and there is small pizza shop and nail shop across the street and also a few stores close by including a grocery store

Who Lives Here

Waco Demographics

Education

High School

46%

Associate's

31%

Bachelor's

15%

Master's

6%

Doctorate

2%

Family Size

2 people

42%

3 people

23%

4 people

19%

5 people

9%

6+ people

6%

Household Income

0-50k

60%

50-100k

25%

100-150k

9%

150-200k

3%

200k+

3%

Age

0-10

14%

10-20

16%

20-45

39%

45-65

19%

65+

12%

Affordability

How expensive is it in Waco?

Percentage: 3/53/5

Renters gave this area a 3 out of 5 for affordability

Rent Trends

Studio1 Bed2 Beds3 Beds
Jun '24$2199$1186$1494$1787
May '24$2199$1205$1459$1744
Apr '24$2098$1133$1490$1606
Mar '24$2143$1099$1459$1634
Feb '24$1899$1049$1480$1606
Jan '24$1800$1083$1480$1601
Dec '23$1800$1116$1247$1043
Nov '23$1799$1108$1183$1130
Oct '23$1799$1154$1119$1271
Sep '23$1799$1150$1095$1175
Aug '23$2099$1138$995$1175
Jul '23$1922$1100$995$1175
Jun '23$1922$1200$1562$1175

*The rent information included in this summary is based on a median calculation of multifamily rental property inventory on Apartment Guide and Rent.com over the past 12-months and is for illustrative purposes only. This information does not constitute a pricing guarantee or financial advice related to the rental market.

Getting Around Waco

Waco Transportation

Commute Time

0-15 Mins

40%

15-30 Mins

48%

30-40 Mins

7%

40-60 Mins

2%

60+ Mins

3%

Transportation Scores

Percentage: 3737

Walk Score®

Walkable

No

Say 15 of 22 renters

Has Sidewalks

Yes

Say 11 of 22 renters

Percentage: 4343

Bike Score®

Bike Friendly

No

Say 14 of 22 renters

Top Scores: Health, Pet, Medicine

Things To Do In Waco

Top Score

Health and Fitness

3.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Looking good! Waco scores high for health and fitness.

  1. A high number of gyms per resident
  2. Significantly more gyms than average
  3. A standard number of gyms compared to areas of a similar size

Pet Services

3.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Sit. Stay. Good boy. Waco is a good place for pets.

  1. A high number of pet facilities per resident
  2. Significantly more pet facilities than average
  3. 12% more pet facilities than areas of a similar size

Medical Care

3.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

You won't get sick of medical care here.

  1. A high number of medical facilities per resident
  2. Significantly more medical facilities than average
  3. 46% more medical facilities than areas of a similar size

Grocery Stores

3/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Things are looking up, there's supermarkets to be found 'round here.

  1. Few grocery stores per resident
  2. Significantly more grocery stores than average
  3. 19% fewer grocery stores than areas of a similar size

Nightlife

3/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Happy hour starts at six around here.

  1. Few bars and clubs per resident
  2. Significantly more bars and clubs than average
  3. 41% fewer bars and clubs than areas of a similar size

Parks

3/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Waco is shrubby, not shabby.

  1. A high number of parks per resident
  2. Significantly more parks than average
  3. 17% more parks than areas of a similar size

Gas Stations

3/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Bumper sticker city. This place is good for filling up.

  1. A high number of gas stations per resident
  2. Significantly more gas stations than average
  3. 50% more gas stations than areas of a similar size

Restaurants

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

An average foodie scene: not too cold and not too hot.

  1. A high number of restaurants per resident
  2. Significantly more restaurants than average
  3. 15% fewer restaurants than areas of a similar size

Coffee

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Not too cold, not too hot. An average town for coffee.

  1. Few coffee shops per resident
  2. 58% more coffee shops than average
  3. 67% fewer coffee shops than areas of a similar size

Retail Shops

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

The shopping scene here is a size medium.

  1. A high number of shops per resident
  2. Significantly more shops than average
  3. 7% fewer shops than areas of a similar size

Fine Arts

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

It's just about fine for fine art. An average score.

  1. A high number of fine art centers per resident
  2. Significantly more fine art centers than average
  3. 62% fewer fine art centers than areas of a similar size

What Renters Are Saying

Waco Features

Area Has Litter

No

Say 22 of 22 renters

Noise Late At Night

No

Say 19 of 22 renters

Area Has Potholes

No

Say 18 of 22 renters

Near Grocery Stores

Yes

Say 17 of 22 renters

Good Place To Raise A Family

Yes

Say 16 of 22 renters

Pet Friendly

Yes

Say 14 of 22 renters

Quiet Area

Yes

Say 14 of 22 renters

Area Has Kids Play Outside

Yes

Say 13 of 22 renters

Mostly Older Buildings

No

Say 13 of 22 renters

Maintained Yards

Yes

Say 13 of 22 renters

Busy Streets

Yes

Say 11 of 22 renters

Near Schools

Yes

Say 11 of 22 renters

Safe For Families

Yes

Say 11 of 22 renters

Tree Lined Streets

No

Say 12 of 22 renters

Nearby Parks

No

Say 13 of 22 renters

Near Highways

No

Say 15 of 22 renters

Nice Views

No

Say 15 of 22 renters

Well Lit

No

Say 17 of 22 renters

Mostly Newer Buildings

No

Say 18 of 22 renters

Near Downtown

No

Say 20 of 22 renters

Waco Education

Schools

Percentage: 3/53/5

School Score

How satisfied do renters feel with the schools in this area.

Top Schools in Waco

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What You Need to Know

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All About

Living in Waco, TX

EVERYTHING TO KNOW ABOUT RENTING AN APARTMENT IN WACO, TX

Waco, Texas is a growing city in the middle of Texas located on the Brazos River. With a population of approximately 140,000, Waco sits on Interstate 35 in between Dallas and Austin. It’s the home of Baylor University and also a community college, McLennan Community College, in addition to the George W. Truett Theological Seminary, Baylor Law School and Texas State Technical College – Waco. Whether you like nature or city amenities, Waco has just about everything you want in a smaller city.

THE BEST NEIGHBORHOODS TO FIND APARTMENTS FOR RENT IN WACO

The only problem with searching for apartments for rent in Waco is that there are so many great areas to choose from! Whether you are a student wanting close access to Baylor University or a working professional looking for an upscale apartment living experience, Waco has many great housing options. Here are some Waco neighborhoods to check out:

  • Baylor: The Baylor neighborhood surrounds Baylor University and is a favorite area for students and young people.
  • Brookview: Located northwest of U.S Highway 84 E, this residential area has single-family homes for rent as well as apartments.
  • Cedar Ridge: Bordered by the Bosque River and Lake Waco, Cedar Ridge includes the McLennan Community College and access to Cameron Park.
  • Downtown: Downtown Waco is situated on the Brazos River and offers lots of dining experiences and small shops.
  • Oakwood: Oakwood is another area favored by young adults as it is close to Baylor University and provides student apartment complexes.
  • North Waco: Southeast of Cedar Ridge, North Waco includes a large portion of Cameron Park. Most of its rental offerings are either single-family homes or apartments connected to homes.
  • Parkdale Viking Hills: Located off the southwest banks of Lake Waco, Parkdale Viking Hills offers quick access to the water as well as the rest of Waco.
  • Pecan Ridge: Part of Cedar Ridge, Pecan Ridge is a small neighborhood near the north shore of Lake Waco with affordable, pet-friendly apartments.
  • Richland Hills: Richland Hills offers accessible shopping with the Richland Mall while being close to both downtown Waco and Lake Waco.
  • West Waco: “West Waco” is really more in the southwest portion of the city. It offers a mix of residential houses and apartments for rent in Waco.

FUN THINGS TO DO IN WACO

If you are looking for apartments in Waco, you’ll also find many fun things to do. From museums to shops to dining, Waco has it all.

  • Next to downtown and the Brazos River, Cameron Park is one of the largest city parks in the state of Texas. With trees, rivers and even cliffs, it’s a great place for hiking.
  • If you love animals, you’ll want to visit the Cameron Park Zoo, which features diverse habitats from the desert to the rain forest.
  • If you like disc golf, check out a course called the BEAST, located in Brazos Park East.
  • Waco has a vibrant downtown cultural district with shops, performance venues, art galleries, bars and restaurants.
  • The Dubl-R Fields at Riverbend Park are the place to go if you like baseball and softball, from adult softball leagues to youth baseball and girls fast-pitch.
  • Visit the Dr. Pepper Museum & Free Enterprise Institute, where the soft drink Dr. Pepper was first manufactured on a large scale. Be careful — the main building is allegedly haunted!
  • If you and/your family love water parks, you’ll want to check out Hawaiian Falls Waco.
  • With boating, fishing, hiking and more, Lake Waco is a lovely place to relax on the weekend.
  • Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum is the “official historical center” of the famous Texas Rangers, an almost mythic law enforcement agency.
  • The Waco Mammoth National Monument is a museum and paleontological dig that is the site of the discovery of the fossils of 24 mammoths.

GETAWAYS FROM WACO

Texas is a really big state geographically and has lots of great places to explore and visit. Waco is close to the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, which is a short 1.5-hour drive to the north. Going south along I-35, in just under 2 hours, you can experience Austin’s unique culture (their motto is “Keep Austin Weird”) and great music as the Live Music Capital of the World. Keep going for another hour or so, and you’ll hit San Antonio, home of the historic Alamo. Like the beach? Travel due east from San Antonio to spend a weekend on the Gulf of Mexico in Galveston.

FIND APARTMENTS FOR RENT IN WACO, TX

Finding a new place to live is a stressful experience. Be sure to use an apartment finder like Apartment Guide to help you locate your next rental property. Whether you’re looking for a pet-friendly apartment or simply want an affordable place to live, we’ll help you find apartments for rent in Waco that match your needs.

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