A historically-rich neighborhood with proximity to Austin, Fort Worth, and Dallas.

Welcome to Baylor

Vibrant college town near Baylor University

Located on the south side of Waco, Texas, is Baylor, a historically-rich neighborhood with proximity to Austin, Fort Worth, and Dallas. With Baylor University moments away, Baylor has become a vibrant neighborhood walkable to restaurants, shops, and bars. While Baylor is a college town, it continues to have a welcoming atmosphere. Real estate conveniently located close to campus is highly desirable. From high-rise apartments with stunning amenities to upscale student housing, there is a place for everyone in Baylor.

What to Love

  • Endless things to do
  • Friendly community
  • Small-town ambiance
  • A walkable and bikeable neighborhood
  • Home to hip eateries and shops

Local lifestyle

Baylor's residents enjoy the benefits of living in a college town and, most notably, its central location close to everyday amenities. Influences from nearby industrial hubs have created an investment-driven community where small businesses pop up regularly. Locals appreciate living in the “Baylor Bubble”, a phrase referring to Baylor’s beautiful, unique campus and how its stunning features separate it from the rest of Waco and the outside world. Baylor’s residents attend numerous annual festivals and events, some held by Baylor University.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Baylor has a thriving business and commercial area with several popular restaurants, cafes, and shops. For an upscale dining experience, stop by Baris. This eatery on Valley Mills Drive is a one-stop shop for authentic Italian cuisine. For impressive Mexican fusion, locals head to Chuy’s. Pinewood Coffee Bar’s flavorful coffee is the perfect way to start the day. Baylor’s nearby strip of quick-bite restaurants serving burgers, pizzas, pasta, and sandwiches is a gem for college students.

 Taste Baylor's nightlife with a trip to upscale Cricket's Draft House & Grill on Mary Avenue for its extensive beer selection and pub grub. Low-key college bar Scruffy Murphy’s is perfect for karaoke nights and a game of pool with friends. For top-tier entertainment, visit the Armstrong Browning Library for popular musical performances and events. During football season, watch Baylor University’s team play a wide range of opponents in McLane Stadium.

Things to Do

Attend Waco Civic Theatre for musical and drama performances. For classical music, purchase a ticket to a stunning concert by the Waco Symphony Orchestra.

History buffs can explore Baylor's rich history with a visit to the Doris Miller Memorial, the Mayborn Museum Complex, the Texas Ranger Hall of Fame & Museum, and the Waco Mammoth National Monument.

Outdoor recreation is abundant in Baylor, with several parks and trails perfect for picnic lunches, walking, hiking, and cycling.


The Waco Independent School District serves the community of Baylor. Notable schools include:

  • South Waco Elementary School
  • Cesar Chavez Middle School

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