Situated within minutes of the charming town of Evant, Texas, Rio Escondido is centrally located among several major metropolitan areas, including Waco, Austin, Fort Worth, and San Antonio – thus, the entertainment, attractions, and conveniences of the big city are never far away. Live surrounded by the peace and quiet of pure country living, while being close to modern conveniences that you family craves. There’s no better place to experience a relaxed country lifestyle, close to the big city, than at Rio Escondido!
Known as the crossroads of Texas, you'll love the centralized location of the charming town of Evant, Texas, where you can do more than just pass through! Once a thriving farming community, Evant had slowly dwindled to a pass-through town between Hamilton and Lampasas, but now, with the involvement of the entire community, Evant is becoming a full family destination.
Stop in and shop with a purpose – visit locally owned stores featuring art, woodwork, boutiques, antiques, home goods, baked goods, and more. Come to the 281 Trade Days the first Saturday of every month. Visit the Buena Vista Wildlife Safari and RV Park – drive through the safari during the day, then linger in one of the beautiful cabins or your own RV overnight. Attend the local rodeo; visit a winery; attend the Pearl Bluegrass Jam and Stage Show. Whatever you choose to do, your trip to Evant will be a refuge from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.
Nestled in the heartland of Texas, Waco offers a prime location on the I-35 corridor between Dallas and Austin and is only 1 hour from your home at Rio Escondido. Waco's the place to stop for plenty of shopping and restaurants in the charming downtown area. It's also the birthplace of Dr. Pepper, the Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum, and the Texas Sports Hall of Fame.
Waco is also home to the Waco Mammoth National Monument, a 100-plus acre stretch of wooded parkland along the Bosque River. The site provides a glimpse into the lives of Columbian mammoth bones discovered in Waco along the Bosque River and is part of the National Parks System.
Waco is not only brimming with Texas history, economic opportunity, and a rich variety of cultural experiences, but it is also a major seat of higher learning with three major colleges in its city limits including Baylor University, Texas State Technical College, and McLennan Community College.
The city boasts one of the biggest and best municipal parks in Texas - Cameron Park. The 416-acre park is located in the heart of Waco, next to downtown, situated on the Brazos and Bosque Rivers. It hosts numerous races, triathlons, boat races, and more throughout the year.