Waco has long been the best kept secret of Central Texas. But now that secret is getting out. Revitalization is spreading like wildfire through Waco’s historic downtown thanks to city visioning, an influx of entrepreneurs and the popularity that has come with being the main character on the HGTV top-rated show, Fixer Upper. Tourists are flooding Downtown Waco to visit Chip and Joanna Gaines’ homemade Mecca, Magnolia Market. And businesses want to be where the tourists are.
Waco’s downtown, having lived through previous heydays, is still rife with charm and history. Infusion of new (business) life into historic building shells is proving to be a great fit – progressive and pleasing enough to tourists, while maintaining the essence of historic Waco.
City Center Waco City directs development toward the community's vision: vital, accessible, multicultural and exciting spaces to shop, live, play and work. This site will help match entrepreneurs to spaces and new owners to buildings. It is launching with a smaller area that is focused on Washington Ave. and Austin Ave., but over time will grow to include all of Waco's historic downtown.
|Median Household Income||$33,147|