Welcome to Woodway/Hewitt
Filled with tree-lined streets and gently rolling hills, this area is well known for its breathtaking beauty.
Located less than four miles apart, these two Waco suburbs are close to several Texas hubs of industry and culture but still maintain a quaint, small-town atmosphere.
Hewitt, which encompasses 6.86 square miles, has a key location on I-35 and a population of more than 14,000. In the 1970s, it was rated the fastest-growing community in the United States.
Woodway is slightly smaller, with a population closer to 10,000. Considered one of the best places to live in Texas, this rural town features many beautiful homes situated on large parcels of land.
What to Love
- Near several Texas hubs of business
- Offers a quaint, small-town atmosphere
- Considered one of the best places to live in Texas
People & Lifestyle
Many young professionals and retirees live in Woodway, and families favor this town because the public schools are highly rated.
Dining, Shopping & Entertainment
There are many great restaurants in Woodway and Hewitt. Local favorites include Di Campli’s
, an authentic Italian experience inspired by Massimo Di Campli’s world travels and experience at the prestigious culinary school in the Abruzzo region of Italy, Slow Rise
, which makes a New York-style pizza entirely from scratch through a laborious process of dough fermentation, Common Grounds
, which draws a college crowd with its coffee, snacks and live music shows, and George’s Bar and Grill
, an 80-year area tradition which offers American fare and drinks in a sports-focused TV-equipped space.
Things to Do
: Located at the corner of Poage and Woodway Drive, this park features BBQ grills, a pavilion and gazebo, picnic tables, a playground, a sand volleyball court, and a walking track.
Carleen Bright Arboretum
: This 16-acre preserve features eight acres of landscaped botanical gardens, trails, and an event gazebo. The Arboretum, known as the “Jewel of Woodway,” boasts a certified Monarch Way-station, a koi pond, fountains, rose garden, meditation garden, the Todd Willis Nature Trail that winds through native woodlands suitable for all explorers, two McLennan County Master Gardener demonstration gardens, and more.
A Midsummer Night's Music and Movie series is an annual concert and film showcase annually at the Arboretum.
Woodway and Hewitt is home to a number of excellent schools. Top educational opportunities include:
- Midway ISD serves Hewitt, Woodway, and parts of Waco, Crawford, Lorena, McGregor, and Robinson. In 2016 and 2017, Midway students were in the top 25 percent for student progress, closing performance gaps, and postsecondary readiness.