With it’s low-traffic volume, abundance of city parks and amenities and strong housing marketing, Waco is great place to call home. The population in the Waco area is close to a quarter-million people and growing. The past several years have brought new shopping and restaurant options to the city and more are planned for the coming year.

The promise of new development along the river has locals excited about the city’s future. With the recent additions of Baylor University’s McLane Stadium, Magnolia Market and the Balcones Distillery bringing national exposure to the city of Waco, city leaders and influencers are working to develop a “Riverwalk” along the Brazos that will potentially bring retail, restaurant and entertainment venues together along the Brazos River.

The “Brazos Commons” has received approval for millions of dollars in public support for its riverfront development project along the Brazos. Developers are slated to begin construction of the mixed-use project in the next year, which will include retail and residential space and an 11-story hotel that includes 8,000 square feet of conference space and a rooftop bar.

All this activity is creating a more inviting, competitive environment which is attracting a wider array of development, including high-end shopping and dining, the arts, entertainment, hotels, offices, residences and green spaces. Click below to discover more about Waco!

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For information about relocating to Waco, be sure to check out our Community and Referral Guide or call 254-757-5600.