Considering a Move to Waco for a Contract Aviation Job?

New to Waco?

Ever consider a contract job in Waco, TX? Waco is located in Central Texas roughly 2 hours from Dallas. This city is situated alongside Brazos River, with museums that highlight Texas heritage and endless outdoor activities there are plenty of things to see and do here. If you have considered a job in Waco read on to learn more about this charming place.

Weather in Waco

During the summer months the weather is hot and muggy. Summer temperatures average around 97℉. The winter months are often cooler and windy averaging around 58℉.


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Cost of Living in Waco

With a population of 135,000 people Waco is a bustling city. Renting a one-bedroom apartment will run about $700 a month.

Dining in Waco

Texas is famously known for good BBQ and if that is what you are looking for you're going to want to make a stop at Vitek's Market. Originally opened as a grocery shop and meat market in 1915 they eventually started serving BBQ in the 1950's. This restaurant is third generation family owned and serve up famously large portions. They have even been featured on Travel Channel, HGTV and the Cooking Network, you will want to swing in here and order up some of their famous BBQ ribs, brisket or pecan cobbler.

Another staple in Texas cuisine is Tex-Mex and Taqueria El Crucero is a laid-back stop to check out. This family friendly restaurant offers dishes like carne asada and chile Verde as well as basic staples like fajitas, quesadillas, and tacos. They also offer breakfast omelets and burritos, serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner you can swing in three times a day and never have the same thing twice.

What to Do in Waco

If you have ever turned on the TV you have more than likely heard of Chip and Joanna Gains and their Fixer Upper show, so while in Waco it would be hard to not stop into Magnolia Market. The market is located at the base of the two historic Silos and is hard to miss. You can shop the market, relax on the lawn, grab a bite to eat from the food truck or stop into Silos Baking Co for something sweet. Afterwards make a stop into Balcones Distilling for award winning rum and whiskey.

Another Waco icon is the Dr Pepper Museum, Texas is home of this sugary soda for more than 100 years. There is a lot of history in Waco that dates back even farther, like the Mammoth Monument. Here you can take a guided tour of the dig site where there are the remains of six mammoths. Waco also has pristine waterways; you can explore the Brazos River by kayak or paddle board with Waco Paddle Co.

Where to Stay

With multiple hotel options in the area it can be a bit overwhelming to find one, Extended Stay America located conveniently close to Highway 84 is a good option. Rooms come with full kitchens making long term stays more comfortable, as well as offering free Wi-Fi and breakfast and on-site laundry. They also have free shuttles to nearby locations as well as a pool, hot tub and workout room that normally free to all guests but due to COVID restricts are temporarily closed.

If you are traveling with an RV or camper there are multiple options in the Waco area, Concord RV Parks are only for long term stays and have three locations throughout the Waco area. They offer sites with full hook up, privacy fences, car ports and a community center.

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