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NEAR WACO, TEXAS
Crawford, TX – The Homestead at 3218 is located in rural McLennan County approximately 11 miles NW of Crawford, a no-stoplight town of about 700 residents. The Waco suburb is most notable for President George W. Bush’s Prairie Chapel Ranch, located outside of town.
Waco, TX – Waco, a metro area of almost 260,000 residents and the county seat of McLennan County, is only about 33 miles east of The Homestead at 3218. Major local attractions include Cameron Park, Cameron Park Zoo, Dr. Pepper Museum, Hawaiian Falls Waterpark, Lake Waco, Mayborn Museum Complex, Red Men Museum and Library, Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum, Texas Sports Hall of fame, Waco Mammoth National Monument and Waco Suspension Bridge.
Three wineries and distilleries operate in the Waco area with some offering tours and tastings (check their website for details):
Balconies Distillery www.balconesdistilling.com
Valley Mills Vineyards www.valleymillsvineyards.com
Waco Winery & Vineyards www.wacowinery.com
Three major institutions of higher learning in Waco are Baylor University, McLennan Community College and Texas State Technical College. Other educational institutions within a two-hour drive of The Homestead at 3218 include Hill College (Hillsboro), Temple College (Temple), University of Mary Hardin-Baylor (Belton), University of Texas (Austin), and Texas A&M University (College Station).
More information about things to see and do in Waco & the Heart of Texas is available at the website of the Waco Convention & Visitors Bureau: www.wacoheartoftexas.com
Fort Hood, TX - The Homestead at 3218 also is only 51 miles north of the main gate entrance to Fort Hood, the largest active duty armored post in the U.S. Armed Services. It’s home to two full divisions – 1st Cavalry Division and 4th Infantry Division (Mechanized). It also supports 12 additional units. About 41,000 soldiers – infantrymen, cavalrymen, and tankers - work on Fort Hood. www.hood.army.mil