Recent Listings in Woodway
1164 WINDWOOD LN
Woodway, TX 76712
- 4 Bed
- 3.5 Bath
- 3,556 Sq Ft
8917 THRUSH LN
WOODWAY, TX 76712
- 3 Bed
- 2 Bath
- 1,740 Sq Ft
1100 KNOTTY OAKS DR
Woodway, TX 76712
- 4 Bed
- 4 Bath
- 3,982 Sq Ft
Woodway is a small-town city in Central Texas bordering Waco, Texas in Mclennan County. Woodway can feel like it is a part of Waco, though, and that’s how many of the locals see it. Woodway experiences a humid subtropical climate bringing in hot Texas summers and relatively mild winters.
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Woodways neighborhoods are mostly upscale. The neighborhoods include Badger Ranch, Chadwick/Fairway, Oak Ridge, West Woodway Estates, Sendero Springs, Villages at Twin Rivers, Western Hills, and Woodway Drive. The Villages at Twin Rivers is a master-planned community that is split into five phases. The phases contain villages, and the villages are made up of dozens of lots. The homes are gorgeous, and there are views of Waco Lake, and the Bear Creek, or Twin Rivers, Golf Club fairways. There’s also an entry-way lake with a fountain, a three-acre recreation center, a full-service bathhouse, walking paths, and more. West Woodway Estates is a charming community near Ridgewood Country Club full of incredible family homes and decorated with trees all throughout.Badger Ranch is a premier master-planned community full of luxury homes for prosperous families in seek of a great home. This gorgeous community is full of walking paths and breathtaking views of Bader Ranch Lake, Lake Waco, and Middle Bosque River. The residents can enjoy a community pool, tennis courts, and trails for hiking and biking.
One of the best things about living in Woodway is that all of the neighborhoods are served by Midway Independent School District. The school district is one of few its size to receive exemplary ratings by the state of Texas. The district is sought-after, so many families looking to live in the Waco area seek out the communities that are zoned for Midway Independent School District. The schools for Midway ISD are: Midway High School, Midway Middle School, River Valley Intermediate School, Woodgate Intermediate School, Castleman Creek Elementary School, Hewitt Elementary School, South Bosque Elementary School, Speegleville Elementary School, Spring Valley Elementary School, and Woodway Elementary School.
Woodway was named by a committee of Waco citizens in the early fifties. Waco was trying to annex the area of present-day woodway, so citizens banded together and eventually formed Woodway. The city was named by Louisa Mehaffey, a long time resident of the Rainbow Lake area. She chose the name because of the lush oak forests and cedar forests in the surrounding area.
Woodway is a small town, but there’s plenty of things to do in the area and nearby. A special place in Woodway is the Carleen Bright Arboretum. This arboretum covers over 16 acres of land, and over eight of the acres are dedicated to botanical gardens. The gardens are open daily without any admission fee. There are beautiful gardens, an amphitheater, a gazebo, and a chapel. You can also catch glimpses of the official bird of Woodway, the Cardinal. There are many events at the arboretum throughout the year, including: art exhibitions, the children’s garden fair, a father daughter memory dance, a gardener’s gathering, the mid-summer night’s concert series, and a mother daughter spring tea.
Woodway is located halfway between the well-known cities of Austin and Dallas. It only takes about an hour and a half to get to each. You can plan a weekend getaway to explore each city as often as you would like. If you have a flexible schedule, you might even plan a trip during the week. Austin is a very unique city. Not only is it the Texas state capital, but it is known as the live music capital of the world, so you might want to take a trip out there to see one of your favorite music groups playing or being covered by another band. Austin is also home to the University of Texas, so there are people from all around the country visiting the area for school. You can meet all kinds of people here. The parks and lakes throughout Austin are hotspots for hiking, boating, swimming, biking, and more, so go on an outdoor adventure there once you’ve explored the area of Waco and Woodway. Dallas, on the other hand is a lot more modern. It’s in north Texas, and it’s the site of President John F. Kennedy’s assassination. There are dozens of museums, parks, outstanding restaurants, and so much more. Dallas and Austin are both thriving and great places to check out in your spare time.
Closer to home, Woodway has plenty of shopping and places to eat for residents to enjoy within a few minutes of their home. Some restaurants include Leal’s Co LLC Restaurant, Manchaperez Inc., Jack in the Box, Fuego Tortilla Grill, Papa Murphy’s, Subway, Olive Garden Italian Restaurant, BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse, Fuji Steakhouse, Red Lobster, and more. For shopping, Richland Mall is right down the street with all of your shopping mall favorites, including Victoria’s Secret, Express, Bath & Body Works, Foot Locker, LIDS, JC Penney, Hollister, etc.