Living in Waco
There are also opportunities for outdoor lovers to find their niche in Waco. The 416 acre Cameron Park provides nature enthusiasts a chance to enjoy Waco's lake cooled climate, and ample sunshine. Cameron Park also houses Cameron Park Zoo, a relatively new zoo that is actively expanding to accommodate rare animal species, such as a new Blue-Eyed Black Lemur. Situated directly west of Waco is Lake Waco, a primarily recreational lake that is the site of a 2.8 mile trail that provides a scenic view from the dam.
Waco also provides the Baylor student plenty of opportunities for entertainment. Waco has recently restored its warehouse district, providing opportunities for fine dining and shopping. Also, Waco has three cinemas, which cater to a variety of tastes. For those who love to shop, there is Richland Mall, a mall which provides an affordable, pleasant shopping environment.
Overall, Waco is a hospitable city and a great place to live. For further information about the city of Waco please access the `other sources of information' links at the bottom of this page.
Demographics for Waco
Cost of living in Waco is significantly below the national average. To compare it to other cities, use the Cost of Living Calculator
On-Campus Housing Options
Limited on-campus housing is available for graduate students in the Speight-Jenkins Apartments. Information on rental rates is available through the Department of Residence Life (phone 254-710-3642)
Off-Campus Housing Options
The Baylor off-campus housing guide identifies most of the housing options that are within the Baylor neighborhood. Other housing options can be found in the Waco Tribune Herald or at online apartment locators such as Rent.com.
Buying A Home
Because of Graduate students' varying needs in housing, we have also included two resources for students who are interested in buying a home. They are Realtor.com and Waco Realtor Association.
Other Sources of Information
These two sites provided by the Waco Chamber of Commerce and the Convention and Visitors Bureau provide wonderful resources that include information on various points of interest in Waco, as well as hotel information, and contact numbers for utilities. They are the Waco Chamber of Commerce and the Convention and Vistors Bureau.