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McGregor is a quaint town near Waco, Texas. A small portion of McGregor real estate is in Coryell County, and the rest is in McLennan County. Coryell is in the Killeen-Temple-Fort Hood Metro Area, and McLennan is in the Waco Metro area. This is all in Central Texas between Austin and Dallas, bringing influences from both to the steadily growing area. This region is considered humid subtropical, bringing in hot and humid summers and mild to moderate winters. There have been a few snow flurries in recent years, but a couple of days usually go by before the snow starts to melt, giving you time to have a few snowball fights or cozy up next to a fire in your McGregor home.
McGregor real estate lies comfortably in this small, friendly country town close, but not too close, to the big cities. McGregor houses are beautiful, and the neighborhoods are diverse, making this a popular city for film making. There are five city parks: Legacy Park, Bewley Park, Kasting Park, Bluebonnet Park, and Amsler Park. All of these parks have everything from horseshoe matches to volleyball, jogging, fishing, and the best picnic spots around. Then there’s the public swimming pool, Amsler Park Aquatic Center. The aquatic center is a great way to cool off during the summer and practice your dive.
The area of McGregor that is in Coryell surrounds McGregor Industrial Park. This 9,500 acre park used to be a Naval Weapons Reserve Plant. Its infrastructure is the main resource providing water, wastewater and electrical service to most of its industrial sites. Route 84 and Interstate 317 pass through the center of the city providing easy access to the culture and entertainment of surrounding cities. The 317 goes north and south while the 84 is east and west. West takes you to Waco, north takes you to Dallas, and south takes you to Austin.
If you prefer to swim in natural bodies of water, there are two area lakes, Lake Waco and Belton Lake. You can go swimming, camping, boating, fishing, hunting, picnicking, hiking and more. You could even do treasure hunts with the family. There are nine golf courses nearby with all levels of play from beginner to professional. The newest course is Twin Rivers Golf Club, also known as Bear Ridge Golf Club. This 18-hole golf course is open to the public for a daily fee. The course sits on 205 green acres along the Middle Bosque River.
About six miles away is the Mother Neff State Park, one of Texas’ first state parks. This 259-acre park is a great way to get out of the house and dive into nature. There’s wildlife all around you, easy hiking trails, picnic areas, camping, fishing, geocaching, and more. There are three picnic pavilions available for renting. The park has a camping loop with 20 sites with water, sewer, and 50/30-amp hookups and 15 tent sites. For hiking, there are almost five miles of trails to trek through. You can fish within the park boundaries on the riverbank. The park even has ranger programs for adults and kids! Children ages four to 12 can become junior rangers after completing a set of activities to earn their badge and certificate.
There are a lot of outdoor opportunities for all ages to enjoy in McGregor and surrounding cities. In Woodway, there is the Carleen Bright Arboretum with acres of gardens, a gazebo, a pavilion, and a host of events year round. In Waco, there is Cameron Park, Cameron Park Zoo, the Waco Suspension Bridge, Hawaiian Falls, dozens of parks and playgrounds, and more. For indoor fun, there are also several museums in Waco, as well as bowling, movie theaters, shopping centers, and more. The Waco Suspension Bridge is a foot-only bridge for bikers, walkers, skaters, and more to go across the Brazos River on. The view is amazing.
Austin is home to the Texas State Capitol, several lakes, the University of Texas at Austin, Lyndon B Johnson Library and Museum, dozens of parks, museums, springs, and more. It is known as the live music capital of the world and has some of the best food in the nation. Dallas is a modern city that is also home to several museums, lakes, and more. The shopping is outstanding, as well as the restaurants and nightlife. Dallas has the Dallas World Aquarium, the Dallas Zoo, the four-level upscale Galleria Mall, and the Sixth Floor Museum and Dealey Plaza that commemorates the site of President John F. Kennedy’s assassination.
There are so many positives to living in McGregor. Fields of wildflowers, a great commute, schools rated with the state’s highest “exemplary” rating, city parks, lakes, safe neighborhoods, friendly people and more! You can come home to your affordable starter or to your custom-built luxury estate on a scenic golf course. There are gorgeous McGregor homes out on the countryside, exquisite golf course estates, historical homes, and modern family homes. Whatever it is you’re looking for, you’re likely to find it here at a comfortable distance from the big city lights.