Recent Listings in Oak Ridge
Oak Ridge is a community within the quaint town of Woodway. Woodway is a small city in Texas bordering Waco, halfway between the larger cities of Austin and Dallas. Austin is a quirky and weird town with some of the greatest concerts and tacos in the country. Dallas is modern, chic, and unique. Woodway is something completely different. The Waco Metropolitan Area holds more of a country-style small-town atmosphere. The older residents have lived here their entire lives and know many of their neighbors my name. The weather in Woodway is warm and humid, with hot summers and mild to moderate winters.
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Right above Oak Ridge is Poage Park. This park is a great place to go in your free time. There is a pavilion and gazebo that can be used for parties and events. The park has a playground, a walking track, a sand volleyball court, BBQ grills, restrooms, almost a dozen picnic tables, and more. There is plenty of room to run around and play, so bring a soccer ball to kick around or a football to toss, and have some fun with the family.
The homes in Oak Ridge are beautiful single-family homes perfect for building and raising a family in. The streets are lined with trees and homes. The backyards are spacious, and many of them include swimming pools. To get an idea of what kind of home you could have in this neighborhood, let’s take a look at one of the homes on the market. This home is gorgeous inside and out with three bedrooms and three bathrooms. The front yard is picture-perfect with bright green, clean cut grass, a large tree in the yard, bushes wrapping around the front of the home, and a sidewalk leading up to the front door from the street. There is a lot of space to run around on both sides of the yard. You could even add a swing or hammock out under the tree to take advantage of the shade. Inside of the home, the abundance of space continues. The formal living room has a brick fireplace to cozy up next to on cold winter nights. Next to the living room is an elevated formal dining area for family dinners, holidays and dinner parties. The spacious den leaves room for couches and chairs to relax on while enjoying the convenience of the built-in wet bar. The kitchen has a skylight helping to bring in plenty of natural lighting to enhance every cooking experience. Breakfast always feels a little better with sunshine. In fact, there are relatively large windows throughout the home to brighten up the place. The bedroom and bathroom walls are decorated with warm tones to create a cozy vibe throughout that part of the home. The bathrooms have stunning vanity lighting, and the master bathroom has an actual vanity area connected to, but away from the sinks.
The backyard is large and has a family-sized swimming pool. There is still lots of room between the house and the pool to safely run around and play. You could also add a trampoline or have a designated cookout/barbecue area. This is the perfect backyard for event and party hosting. This is especially ideal for summer birthday parties. There is also a cabana in the backyard with a fan and space for a table and chairs!
One of the greatest perks of raising a family in Oak Ridge is that your children are guaranteed to attend schools in Midway Independent School District. This is the best school district in the Waco Metropolitan Area. The highly sought-after district has been rated exemplary for its excellence in academics and athletics. There are many opportunities for family adventures nearby in Woodway and the nearby city of Waco. Woodway is home to the Carleen Bright Arboretum. The gardens at the arboretum are open daily with no fee. There are six-acres of gardens, an amphitheatre, a gazebo, and a chapel. There are events held at the arboretum all throughout the year including a children’s garden fair, father daughter memory dance, gardener’s gathering, midsummer night’s concert series, and mother daughter spring tea. In Waco, you will be excited to find Cameron Park, Cameron Park Zoo, the Waco Suspension Bridge, Hawaiian Falls, Baylor University, Mammoth National Monument, several museums, parks, a couple of movie theaters, and tons of great restaurants, bars, and college-geared hot spots.
Oak Ridge is great place to live overall, and an excellent place to raise your family. The close proximity to exciting places and theme parks; not to mention all of the restaurants and stores right down the street for everything you need. The people are friendly, the schools are outstanding, and the opportunities are endless. When you want a break from exploring the quaint town that surrounds your neighborhood, take a weekend adventure to Dallas or Austin, and see what Texas is all about.