Austin Avenue Neighborhood Association

Austin Ave

The centrally located Austin Avenue neighborhood is rich in history and architectural diversity. Through the years, the area was home to celebrated local politicians, Baylor University faculty, business leaders, authors and artists.

The residential community is enjoyed by individuals, families and students for running, walking and cycling under the canopy of trees. Adjacent to the residential area, the neighborhood also offers bed and breakfasts, restaurants, and a thriving commercial corridor.

The Texas Historic Commission selected over twenty-five neighborhood homes as architecturally significant local preservation properties. Castle Heights became Waco’s first historic district listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2009, which includes its namesake, the Cottonland Castle, an 1890s Gothic stone structure on Austin Avenue.

Today, Austin Avenue remains one of the most desirable neighborhoods in the city. The well-preserved homes serve as physical evidence of twentieth-century architectural and urban design in Waco.


  • Discuss and evaluate the needs of the neighborhood.

  • Improve the quality of life of the neighborhood.

  • Promote cooperation within the neighborhood.

  • Encourage the restoration, preservation, and improvement of the neighborhood.

  • Facilitate neighborhood concerns with governmental, educational, religious, nonprofit, and business entities that impact the neighborhood.

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