Hi! I've lived in Waco for about five years now. Moved here for school and after graduation couldn't leave! The best areas (depending what you're looking for) are Hewitt and Woodway. Those areas are mostly middle-to-upper-level income families, pretty safe and the cops are everywhere! (Sometimes not a good thing, but as far as safety is concerned it is). Those areas, however, are a little more expensive, and if you are looking into renting, will run over $1,000/month.