Welcome to Waco! As you consider attending Baylor Law School, you need to find a place to call home. Most visitors to Baylor perceive Waco to be the area right around campus. In fact, the vast majority of the city sits to the west of I-35, with only the campus and a sliver more housing to the east of I-35.
While you'll find scores of housing around campus, many law students prefer to avoid the undergraduate scene during their time here. If you think a frat party will interrupt your torts studying, you're right. We encourage you to think carefully about what you need in a home and prioritize your needs before you begin the search. Cost, proximity to the law school, neighborhood, and safety are all factors to consider. Additionally, always mention to prospective landlords that you are going to be a law. Many landlords will try and place you near other law students, and several may offer discounts.
Types of Housing:
There is an abundance of apartment complexes in Waco. Use some of the online resources listed below to guide your search.
Some students-and not just those with spouses or children-choose to purchase homes in Waco. It's an outstandingly inexpensive city and a very easy place to buy a starter home. It is possible to get a mortgage that's less than the cost of rent.
With the revitalization of its downtown, Waco now has a variety of loft living options. Before choosing a loft, we recommend that you speak with current tenants about the noise level, parking issues, and electricity bills. Not all lofts have adequate insulation, which results in hot summers, cold winters, and noisy neighbors.
Waco has some vibrant neighborhoods to consider, particularly if you have a spouse and children that will be joining you here. Sanger Heights, Mountainview, Brookview, and Richland Hills are all popular with Baylor Law School students and faculty. For a full map of neighborhoods and more information on Waco's neighborhood associations, visit here
Where to Live:
Many Baylor Law School students like to extend their searches beyond the city limits to include Hewitt, Woodway, McGregor, Robinson, and China Spring. Hewitt and Robinson are the closest suburbs, about 10 to 15 minutes from the school. Woodway tends to be a bit more expensive and is a bit farther, but it is filled with trees and hills. McGregor is located on Waco Drive/Hwy 84 beyond Hewitt and Woodway, and it has a small-town feel. China Spring is northwest of town and has lots of countryside and space mixed in with new construction.