Deep in the heart of Texas is our city, Waco. This ever-growing city is home to many school districts, with Midway being the largest.
Waco was established in 1849 by the Huaco Indians. They settled in present-day downtown. The town was officially recognized by the United States in 1850 and was soon named county seat, a title still owned by the city.
Places to be, Places to see
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Waco is well known for being the creator of Dr. Pepper, and has a museum complex dedicated to the history of the soda factory.
More recently, the arrival of Chip and Joanna Gains of Fixer Upper has brought Waco a large amount of publicity. Thousands of people travel to see the renovated silos at Magnolia Market. Also at the market are a variety of Waco specific food trucks, including Co-Town Crepes and Pokey-O's Cookies & Ice Cream.
Waco is abundant in unique places to eat. The rumor is that anyone one person could eat at a new place every day and not overlap for a year or longer. Among local favorites are the Health Camp, an ironically named burger joint, Lula Jane's, a small American cafe, and Schmaltz's Sandwich Shoppe.
Additionally, Waco is home to Cameron Park, a 416 acre area for exploration. The park is open daily and contains trails, bridges, disc golf and activities for all ages.
Living in Waco
For more places to explore, including BSR Cable Park and Homestead Heritage, visit Waco's tourist site
According to cost of living indexes, the cost of living in Waco, TX is 7% lower than the Texas average and is 16% less than the USA as a whole.
As a member of Midway ISD, you receive a number of benefits, including Insurance (Medical, Supplemental, Life Events), District and Medical Contributions, Child Care, Employee Assistance Programs, and Retirement Plans.