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Guide to Waco

Woodway & Hewitt

If you have dreamt of that suburban, stroller pushing, walking crew with a house that has all but the picket fence – you’ve found your spot. Beautiful, newer, masonry construction where things can be a little cookie cutter, but who doesn’t love cookies?! Several of the county’s most pristine planned communities are located here and you can find some of those coveted neighborhood amenities like parks, community pools, and even sidewalks (what you’ll find to not be as frequently seen around our Texas streets).


Or if you still want the mature trees and diverse 1970s-80s home styles with maybe even room for a few personal touches, the hills of Bosque or Poage Park would be a great compromise. Hewitt offers a more rustic, older and nearly country small town feel while still being right in the middle of the action with Hewitt Drive connecting I-35 and HWY 84 (our main veins in Greater Waco).  This area of McLennan County features the highly rated (but large) Midway ISD, some of the best of the few private daycare options in town and the most popular HEB Plus around. Around here you are “in town”, but not “up or down town” hence “Midway”.


Bird Streets
Poage Park
Lake Forest
Twin Rivers
Badger Ranch
Chapel Ridge
Imperial Estates
Western Ridge
Oak Creek
Oak Ridge
Dominion Park
Sugar Creek
Park Meadows
Sendero Springs

Additional Information


Very centrally located with easy access to nearly all of the surrounding communities, business districts, hospitals and schools. However, Woodway is not what anyone might consider a high “walk score” as you’ll want to drive.

Grocery Stores

Woodway HEB is by far the most popular (and thus crowded) HEB amongst the family crowds. Thankfully, they offer a large curbside pick up option as well as a delivery service that allows you to enjoy the great store brands and necessities with ease. There are also 2 Super Walmarts and a small Super IGA Hewitt which is a little like stepping back in time with its oldies station playing over the small town grocery speakers. 

Parks and Outdoor Play Areas 

Poage Park
Woodway Arboretum 
Woodway Park 
Whitehall Park
Hewitt Park
Pioneer Park
Chapel Park
Warren Park

Schools and Childcare Options

Midway is one of the most highly rated school districts in the state, with more National Merit Scholars than most any other public high school. With that comes a lot of students and competition for sports, clubs and other opportunities. Midway offers pre-K through 12th grade enrollment has grown to more than 8,750 students at eight elementary schools, two middle schools and a 6A (the largest division in Texas) high school.

For pre-kindergarten and private school options you have:

Primrose School of Waco at Woodway
Kids R Kids
Academy for Creative Learning (ACL)
Woodway Christian/First Baptist Woodway
Wooded Acres Montessori

*There are many options to choose from in this area for schools, these are just a few of our favorites. Please do your own research when choosing the best place for your child*

Pediatricians & Urgent Care

BS&W Hillcrest Clinic
Premier ER & Urgent Care
NextCare Urgent Care 


Nightlight Donuts
Slowrise Slice House
Hat Creek Burger Company
Marco’s Pizza
Common Grounds Coffee
Splendid Oaks Chocolates & Ice Cream
Oh My Juice
Leal’s Mexican Restaurant
Oak & Ivy Wine Bar & Bistro
Heritage Creamery
George’s 2 
Union Grove (a modern foodcourt style collection of restaurants coming soon)
Brown House Cafe
J-Petal & Poke
Poppa Rollos Pizza 

Libraries, Museums and Indoor Play Areas

Little LandHewitt Library

Religious Organizations

Crossroads Fellowship
Woodway United Methodist
First Woodway Baptist 
Trinity at Badger Ranch
St. Jerome Catholic Church
Redeemer Waco
Crestview Church
Westwood Community Church

Realtor Feature

Call Katie, Catia, or Austin to help you find a home in the Woodway/Hewitt area

Call Greg Glime if you are interested in opening a business in the Woodway/Hewitt  area 

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