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Hewitt is a quaint town in McLennan County, Texas. McLennan County is included in the Waco Metropolitan Statistical Area. Hewitt real estate lies right along interstate 35. Many locals actually consider Hewitt to be part of Waco rather than its own city. The climate in this area is humid subtropical. This brings in hot and humid weather during the summer season and mild to cool weather during the winter season, so all four seasons are present and compliment Hewitt homes beautifully with fall leaves and snow flurries. The population in Hewitt was 13,368 during the 2010 census.
The community of Hewitt was established after land was donated by John A. Warren. Warren was the town’s first businessman in the 1880’s. Warren acquired about 40 acres, and the town side was named Hewitt in 1883. The name was derived from George A. Hewitt who was an employee of the Missouri, Kansas, and Texas railroad. Back then, the community was based on farming and agriculture. It was growing slowly but surely, and in 1960, Hewitt was incorporated as a city. About a decade later, the population boomed. Hewitt homes sprang up throughout the town. The steady expansion continued for well over a century giving Hewitt a 700% population increase. In 2015, Hewitt was named 20th Best Place to Live in the US by MSN Money. The affordable homes for sale in Hewitt and low crime are major factors in what earned Hewitt the great rating.
Hewitt is landlocked by Waco and Robinson, and is equidistant to major cities Austin and Dallas. The lucky residents in this town are served by Midway Independent School District. Midway ISD is the top rated district in the area with Texas’ highest “exemplary” rating. This is one of very few districts of this size to receive such a rating. According to Time.com, Hewitt is heavily investing in its parks system and public buildings, so there will be more to see and do in the area in the near future. Residents in Hewitt reaps benefits of living near Waco with museums, parks, golf courses, wineries, and other attractions relatively close by without losing the small town charm.
There are plenty of places to eat in Hewitt even though it’s a small town. These places include Subway, Wendy’s Dairy Queen, McDonald’s, Little Caesar’s, Harris Creek Burgers and Breakfast, Chopsticks, What about Wednesday’s, Papa John’s, Pizza Hut, Taqueria Altos De Jalisco, Taco Casa, and others. For groceries, there’s Walmart and HEB plus! nearby.
Waco still holds onto a small-town country feel, but it is beginning to gain influences from Austin and Dallas. The downtown area is college central because Baylor University is located here. There are several quirky pubs and eateries in the area to appeal to the college kids. There are also plenty of hole in the wall southern spots that will never burn out due to the older folks that have lived in the area all of their lives. Some great attractions to visit in Waco are the Cameron Park Zoo, Cameron Park itself, Waco Suspension Bridge, Hawaiian Falls, Richland Mall, Dr. Pepper Museum, Mammoth National Monument, Dichotomy coffee and cocktail bar, Brazos River, Lake Waco, and many more.
You could visit as often as you like being so close to the Interstate 35. Hewitt lies right along the interstate. Another great thing about being along the interstate is easy access to visit Austin and Dallas as well! You could take a weekend trip to visit either one. Austin is home to the Texas State Capitol, Lady Bird Lake, University of Texas at Austin, several parks, lakes and universities, hiking, museums, food and so much more. Austin is laid back, quirky and fun. It is also known as the live music capital of the world, so check out a concert in the area to experience the best of Austin. One of the most popular ways to experience Austin is on Sixth Street. Sixth Street is a wide array of bars, restaurants, and entertainment venues that is great for experiencing local characters and the character of the city
Dallas is something totally different. It’s flashy and chic. Some of the points of interest in Dallas are the Dallas World Aquarium, Reunion Tower, Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Gardens, Klyde Warren Park, dozens of colleges, parks, lakes, restaurants, and more. Dallas is a big shopping hub and has incredible shopping options and centers, especially upscale shopping. There are plenty of theme parks as well.
Austin and Dallas are two completely different cities, but both of them have the Texas spirit you find in Hewitt and all other Texan cities. Hewitt, Austin, Waco, Dallas, San Antonio, El Paso, Lubbock, and hundreds of other cities are all part of one state. Each city has its own style and its own personality. Hewitt has something special that the major cities don’t have. Hewitt has a night sky filled with vast amounts of stars, the sound of peace and quiet when you step outside, and neighbors who know each other by name. Hewitt real estate is close to all of the fun and entertainment, but far enough to sit on the front porch and hear the sound of the trees rustling in the wind.