Brazos County, the “Home of Traditional America” is located in southeast central Texas, nearly equidistant from the major urban centers of Austin, Dallas/Fort Worth, San Antonio, and Houston. Most famous as the location of the main campus of Texas A&M University, Brazos County is home to some of Texas’s best primary and secondary schools, its most educated residents, and its most beautiful real estate.
Along the Brazos River
Brazos County is situated along the Brazos River, from which it takes its name. The county covers a geographic area of about 590 square miles, and includes two cities (the sister-cities Bryan and College Station) and three towns (Kurten, Millican, and Wixon Valley). The city of Bryan is the county seat, with a population of 68,000. College Station is home to Texas A&M University, and has a population of about 83,000. Brazos County, along with the neighboring counties of Burleson and Roberston, is part of the Bryan-College Station Metropolitan Statistical Area, which is the sixteenth largest metro area in Texas and is home to about 190,000 people.
Brazos County is located within easy reach of Texas’s largest cities, including San Antonio, Dallas/Forth Worth, Austin, and Houston. Of all those metro areas, Houston is the closest, located only 92 miles from Bryan and College Station, and the beaches of the Gulf Coast are only a few miles beyond.
If you’re looking for a home in Brazos County, a Brazos County Realty expert can help you choose the community that best suits your needs. Students at Texas A&M University might consider properties in Bryan or College Station. Both cities are easily accessible from the university campus, and there are attractive and incredibly affordable properties in move-in condition available in both locations. A Brazos County Realty expert can also assist students in finding properties to rent off campus.
If you have children who attend (or are planning to attend) A&M, and you’re looking for a second home close to the campus, you might consider a condominium property in Bryan or College Station. There are several luxury condo communities in the area that offer wonderful amenities with little or no exterior maintenance, perfect for those who spend much of their time at another residence.
Opportunities for Investment
Any of Brazos County’s communities offer excellent opportunities for real estate investment. Texas A&M University is at the heart and soul of Brazos County, and with an annual enrollment of about 45,000 students, it’s also a significant contributor to the local economy. There’s never a shortage of potential renters in Brazos County; the moment one student moves out, another moves in. Nearly any property in Brazos County could become an investment property, and you’ll find opportunities to rent single family homes, condos, and multi-family homes to students and families at every income level. A Brazos County Realty expert can assist you in choosing an investment property that suits your budget, your maintenance capabilities, and your profit target, and your Realtor can help you find tenants for your new Brazos County real estate.
Outside the cities of Bryan and College Station, Brazos County boasts some beautiful countryside with plenty of small-town charm. Those who work in either of the cities may want to consider property in Kurten, Millican, or Wixon Valley, in order to escape the bustle of the University and crowds of “Aggies” in the entertainment districts of Northgate in College Station and in downtown Bryan. Properties in these outlying towns offer the privacy and simplicity of country life set against the beautiful backdrop of the verdant Brazos River Valley. Many homes available in Kurten, Wixon Valley and Millican offer modern updates and amenities, and you’ll definitely get your money’s worth when it comes to square footage. Nearly all properties in the outlying areas of Brazos County offer enormous lots of two acres or more, so you are sure to enjoy many delightful nights of barbequing in the backyard and relaxing under the Texas stars.
No matter what your individual needs, tastes, or budget, your Brazos County Realty professional can help you find the perfect new single-family home, condo, town home, multi-family home or investment property. For more information about real estate in Brazos County, contact expert Realtor Myke Leatham at 979.693.0201 today.
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