With a location that puts you an easy drive from 4 of the state’s major cities, College Station offers a unique combination of small town charm and world-class activity. Located about 3 hours dues south of Dallas/Ft. Worth, College Station is a mid-sized city with all the amenities. Combined with nearby Bryan, the community’s population stands at just over 200,000. It’s just a 2-hour drive to Houston or Austin, and just 3 hours to San Antonio, so there’s potential for some epic day trips for culture, shopping, and hitting the beach.
Thanks to the presence of Texas A&M University, this is also a center for research, education and innovation. The city is at the center of the Texas Research Triangle, which plays host to cutting edge researchers in the fields of medicine, energy, engineering, agriculture, animal health and others. The University is the site of a 324-acre research park that is home to prestigious projects from companies like Hewlett Packard, Schlumberger, Lynntech, the Institute of Food Science and Engineering, the Electron Beam Food Research Facility and the Integrated Ocean Drilling Program.
Named for the railway stop that transported students and others since the 1870’s, College Station continues to thrive, with slow growth and a very low cost of living. The overall cost of living score here is 85, compared to the national average index of 100. Homes for sale College Station TX hold their value, but the median price is well below that in other Texas metro areas. The average home price is currently around $200,000.
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People come to the College Station area for a variety of reasons. Its mild climate and low cost of living has made it a popular place for the active 55+ market. Opportunities in education and research attract a highly educated population to participate in projects at the university and work funded by foundations like NASA, the National Science Foundation, and many others. Another great community resource is the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum, which was established in 1991 and supports a variety of research and education efforts. Homes for sale College Station TX include spacious family homes that make relocating to this corner of Texas your best move yet.
With an enrollment of over 60,000, Texas A&M University is a significant force in all aspects of life in College Station. TAMU student housing makes up a good percentage of the properties in town, and convenient apartments and condominiums near the campus are in high demand. Many of the other homes for sale College Station TX attract educators and researchers associated with the university.
There are many great features of the College Station community besides the university, however. The area has a strong economy and the lifestyle is friendly and relaxed. There are more than 50 parks in the Bryan/College Park area, and it’s a great place to be a kid. The parks department sponsors a range of youth sports programs and summer camps for fun all year. It’s just 2 hours to the beach from College Station, and Sam Houston National Forest is a treasure composed of more than 160,000 acres of wooded land, lakes and streams. The forest has many miles of hiking trails to explore, and is a great place for camping and fishing.
In town, expect to find plenty of fun for leisure time. There’s a packed calendar of cultural events, world-class performances, and SEC sports. Gourmets are delighted to learn that this part of Texas has some wonderful wineries, open for tastings. Dining in College Station will be a pleasant surprise, with an eclectic collection of establishments that aim to please local palates. Take a look at College Stations Top 10 Restaurants:
- The Republic
- Fuego Tortilla Grill
- Grub Burger Bar
- Fish Daddy’s Grill House
- Napa Flat’s Wood-fired Kitchen
- Koppe Bridge Bar and Grill
- Blue Baker
- Harvey Washbanger’s
Along with the amazing cultural calendar, plentiful recreation, and friendly, relaxed atmosphere, these eateries help create the College Station lifestyle. With a lively and engaged population, the community enjoys a very low crime rate, low property taxes, and a feel that is at once hometown and global.
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