The Heart of Texas
Waco provides the perfect balance of rural and metropolitan and affords a broad spectrum of opportunities. Home to 18 museums including Baylor's Mayborn Museum, the Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and the Dr. Pepper museum, Waco actively supports a symphony orchestra and many heritage festivals.
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Outdoor lovers will certainly find their niche here in Waco. The 416-acre Cameron Park provides nature enthusiasts a chance to enjoy Waco's lake-cooled climate and ample sunshine. Our park is also home to one of the best urban mountain bike trail systems in the country.
Cameron Park also houses Cameron Park Zoo, a zoo that accommodates 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.
Moving to Waco
The Quadrangle, Browning Square, and The Centre Court Apartments are privately managed to be affordable for families and individuals who are interested in being involved with graduate students from other disciplines. Information about these apartments is available at http://www.baylor.edu/graduate/index.php?id=42521
Other 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 Trulia.com or Rent.com. As a renter, you may also be interested in getting renters insurance, so feel free to check out ConsumerAffairs.com for more details.
Buying A Home
Because of Graduate students' varying needs in housing, we have also included several resources for students who are interested in buying a home. They are Realtor.com, and The National Association of Realtors.
The cost of living in Waco is significantly below the national average. To compare it to other cities, you may want to use the Cost of Living Calculator.
Other Sources of Information
Two sites provided by the Waco Chamber of Commerce and the Convention and Visitors Bureau provide resources that include information on various points of interest in Waco, as well as hotel information, and contact numbers for utilities.