Compare our fields of wildflowers to acres of asphalt. Ten minutes in either direction of your McGregor facility everyone can arrive home - to a $40,000 "starter" or a custom-built residence on the lake of a scenic golf course. Whether your desire is to attend the Symphony or tend your own corral of horses, both are here - along with schools recognized by the statešs highest "Exemplary" rating, city parks, lakes, our "own" state park, safe neighborhoods and friendly neighbors.

Schools
McGregor High School maintains the highest graduation requirements in the area with 30% of its students enrolled in college courses during their senior year. Graduates produce an average SAT score of 1101 and 70% of them receive academic scholarships. Just a few indicators of why each of our three McGregor schools have earned the state's coveted "Exemplary" status from the Texas Education Agency. Just over 1,000 students are served across our three campuses in a caring environment where teacher to pupil ratios are lower than average, enabling more individualized instruction.




Parks & Recreation
4 city parks host everything from pit volleyball to horseshoe matches and the best picnic spreads around. Amsler Park Aquatic Center brings out the kid in all of us as we swim, splash and dive through the summer months.

2 area lakes, Lake Waco and Lake Belton, lure fishing, boating and swimming enthusiasts. Both have camping/RV sites, picnic and recreational facilities.

9 golf courses challenge and entertain every level of play, from professional to amateur golf enthusiasts. 2001's newest is the championship Bear Ridge Golf Course, an 18-hole daily fee course on 205 acres along the meanders of the Middle Bosque River just minutes out Hwy. 84 from McGregor.

Mother Neff State Park, the first ever founded in Texas, is just six miles from McGregor, beckoning family reunions and large get-togethers into its spacious pavilion under ancient riverside trees.

Homes of Distinction
Within 15 minutes of Main Street, residential choices abound. Weekend ranchers build a little herd and a custom home in the countryside. Those who prefer a putter to a plow select from exquisite golf course sites. Some follow the allure of history and the charm of gingerbread preferring McGregor's lovely historic homes, one of which was purchased for The Lighthouse Bed & Breakfast shown here.

Spiritual Community
A wide variety of religious expression adds vitality and offers positive experiences that bring together all ages of our community.

McGinley Memorial Library
Nostalgically housed in the historic old Ritz Theater, McGregor's library at 317 Main Street is home to a collection of over 14,000 books. Five computers with high speed access are available for drop-in public use and provide free Internet e-mail services. The newest addition is an expanded children's department offering preschool Storytime every Tuesday at 10 a.m. During the month of June, all aged children attend Storytime every Thursday from 10 to 11:30 a.m. complete with surprise guests, related activities and refreshments. A special curiosity is the Ritz's original movie projection equipment left just as it had been in the 1930s. Wander into the balcony and see how 'puttin' on the Ritz' really happened in old McGregor. Hours: Tuesday through Friday 12-5 & Saturday 9-1.

 

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