Recent Listings in China Spring
China Spring is a one-of-a-kind unincorporated community in McLennan County, Texas. China Spring real estate is a breath of fresh air. China Spring homes come in many shapes and sizes throughout its rolling green pastures. This community is part of the Waco Metropolitan Statistical Area and is only 12 miles northwest of Waco. The sunny area experiences a humid subtropical climate, so the summers are hot and the winters are bearable.
One of the best things about buying homes for sale in China Spring is that you’re investing in an incredible lifestyle. China Spring is immersed in the peaceful countryside, seemingly in the middle of nowhere, but you’re only a few miles away from the big city. You aren’t bothered by motorcycles whizzing by and cars honking their way through traffic. You don’t have to search near and far for stars drowned out by the city lights. You reap the full benefits of pastoral living while still being able to enjoy the amenities that Waco has to offer. The days of playing outside with sticks and stones are back. You can shut the electronics off and truly enjoy the nature around you. China Spring houses are surrounded by wildlife, nature, and open space to adventure through. Get in the dirt and have some real fun. Explore the wildlife, plant life, and bug life around your community. Get back in touch with nature. There is so much to learn and enjoy.
The settlement of China Spring began as early as 1860. Then in 1867, the community was founded and named after a spring in chinaberry grove. The community’s post office was established in May of 1873, and Charles S. Eichelberger was the postmaster. By the early 1880s, there were about 200 residents living in the area with five steam cotton gins and gristmills, three general stores, and a Methodist church. The primary products in the area were cotton, corn, and wool. Eventually, in the late 1920s, China Spring became the focus of a rural school district. Then, by the mid-1970s, the community was marked on topographic maps with two churches, a school, and eventually many homes. The 2000 census reported 4,087 residents, and 2010 reported 5,151.
China Spring is now served by China Spring Independent School District. China Spring now has elementary, intermediate, middle, and high schools. The district has been rated “recognized” by the state of Texas, so families looking for good schools don’t need to look any further. China Spring is a rural community with farmland and several large cattle ranches. There are also gorgeous upscale subdivisions within the community. Many of the homes have waterfront views on the North Bosque River. You’ll find homes in many shapes and sizes from dreamy country plantation-style homes to massive medieval-style luxury homes. There are homes for families on a tight budget, and homes for prosperous families just looking to find the perfect forever home.
If you start to get a bit of wanderlust, there are two wonderful cities nearby that you have heard of time and again. Two of Texas’ most famous cities: Austin and Dallas. Each city is within two hours or less of China Spring, so a road trip to either is a piece of cake. You can venture off into the lakes and cliffs of Austin. The summertime is when all of the fun people come out to do all sorts of watersports, soak up the sun, party until the sun comes up, and delve into the trenches of Austin. There are tons of hidden treasures and hiking trails for all ages to enjoy. Then you have the live music and entertainment, streets filled with bars, shops, amazing restaurants and music venues. Dallas is just as amazing with a totally different vibe. You have massive upscale shopping centers, vintage consignment stores, modern parks and playgrounds, pubs, restaurants, fashion venues, and more. The food is just as amazing and the people are friendly. Dallas is more of a modern chic fashionista while Austin is her down-to-earth hippie sister. There is much to love about both of them, and they are so close by. Dive in and explore the cities for yourself. Find what you love about them, and visit again and again.
The greater Waco area is starting to gain influences from both Austin and Dallas. It is home to Baylor University as well, so the downtown area is lively and full of great pubs, shops and eateries to enjoy on the weekends. Waco is about fifteen minutes away, so you could easily go after work a few nights a week and find your favorite hangout. The benefits of living in China Spring are endless. China Spring real estate is gorgeous and convenient. You can live the country life you’ve always dreamed of without missing out on all of the big city excitement.