Living In Hewitt

The City of Hewitt is a wonderful place to live or operate a business. The city has great schools, nice neighborhoods and a positive spirit. Hewitt residents enjoy all the amenities of a large city while still maintaining the comforts of a small town. Hewitt is situated just south of Waco where residents enjoy affordable, safe neighborhoods with a small town feeling and positive community spirit. Hewitt’s close proximity to Waco allows the dining, entertainment, education, recreation, employment and other amenities of a larger city with the slower pace of a suburban lifestyle.

With a reasonable cost of living, solid infrastructure and award-winning public services, it’s no wonder more people are calling Hewitt home. The median Hewitt home price is $208,000 while houses range from $138,000 to $400,000. Hewitt housing types include single family, residential and commercial. Hewitt is minutes away from Downtown Waco and is one of the most sought after locations for both commercial and residential use. The current population is approximately 15,000 and the majority residents age between 34-39. There are 8 colleges and 4 universities within 50 miles of Hewitt. New neighborhoods appeal to a diversity of income groups with communities ranging from new homes starting from the $200,000s to master-planned luxury lifestyle neighborhoods surrounded by beautiful trees and rolling hills. For more statistics, click here.

In 2015, Hewitt was also recognized by Money magazine as the 20th Best Place to Live in the Nation, which is a reflection of the vibrant, active and caring community that is Hewitt. Hewitt also consistently earns the Top 50 safest cities in Texas.

Homestead Exemption

Hewitt offers a 20% homestead exemption, which is the largest in the area. The tax rate for FY 14-15 is .539677 per $100 of taxable value. To homeowners with the 20% homestead exemption the tax is effectively $0.431 per $100 of taxable value.

Over 65 & Disabled Exemption

In addition to the 20% homestead exemption, Hewitt offers a $4,000 property value exemption to people that are over 65 or disabled.

Disabled Veterans Exemption

Disabled veterans may qualify for exemptions up to 25%. All exemptions must be applied for through the McLennan County Appraisal District. If you have any questions about property tax exemptions, please call the Appraisal District at (254) 752-9864.

Hewitt By the Numbers

#1 Most Affordable Place to Live in the Nation per Money Magazine

#2 Best Place to Get an Affordable Home in the Nation per Money Magazine

#2 Best Place to Live in Texas per Money Magazine

#7 Best Place to Live in Texas per Movoto

#20 Best Place to Live in the Nation per Money Magazine

#33 Safest City in Texas per SafeWise

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