College Station, TX is known mostly for housing one of Texas’ largest state universities, Texas Agriculture and Mechanics University (TAMU). Besides being known for being a “college town,” College Station is also known for the traditionally southern views of its residents and the overall “country feel” of its atmosphere.
Before we go on to describe the other aspects of College Station, we want to ask you: Have you ever had a bad first impression? Did you ever meet someone and come across as one kind of person because you were really only able to display one side of your personality? We find that most towns are like that. In every town, there’s something for everyone – especially in a town as big as Bryan-College Station.
College Station is working to illustrate its varying personalities to its current and future residents.
Here are 3 ways the Town is Reinventing College Station TX:
1. College Station is reinventing itself through public education
College Station is known primarily for being home of TAMU, but its educational prowess doesn’t fall short of agriculture and mechanics. Outside the realm of traditional education, such as the public school system, you can keep your knowledge of history fine-tuned and sharp by visiting the city’s many museums.
Besides learning about the nation’s natural history, you can also learn about the history of presidents, the military, minorities, traditional art, specialty art and more. (There are even a few museums that will let you sip some wine while you walk around.)
Here are a few museums in College Station you can check out today:
- George Bush Presidential Library Museum
- Brazos Valley African American Museum
- Arts Council of the Brazos Valley
- The Benjamin Knox Art Gallery and Wine Depot
- Benz Gallery of Floral Art
- Brazos Valley Museum of Natural History
- Children’s Museum of the Brazos Valley
- Cushing Memorial Library and Archives
- Museum of the American G.I.
- Parker Astin Arts Center
- SEAD Gallery
2. College Station is reinventing its nightlife
When you think of a “college town,” the first thing you probably think of is that a lot of partying goes down there – and not the good wholesome kind. If you’re worried about finding a good time on your night out in College Station because of underage partiers, fear no more: There are several more “grown up” places you can visit to have a good time on a weekend night.
Not only can you avoid the typical Aggie dive-bar, but you can also attend a play or an improv show, enjoy an orchestra concert, lend your ear to some more modern music and sip on something alcohol-free.
- Blackwater Draw Brewing Company
- Brazos Valley Chorale
- Brazos Valley Symphony Orchestra
- Brazos Valley T.R.O.U.P.E.
- Friends of Chamber Music
- Grand Stafford Theatre
- Hurricane Harry’s
- Lakeside Icehouse Lake Bryan
- Revolution Café and Bar
- Rio Brazos Distillery
- Stage Center Community Theatre
- The Tap
3. College Station is reinventing “fun things to do”
If you know anything about TAMU, then you know that college football is a pretty big deal. There are chants and screams and whistles and dances and marching bands and the actual playing of football. College Station is a great place for people who love-love-love sports.
But what about the people who couldn’t care less?
Like we said before, there’s something for everyone at College Station, even if you’re not a sports lover. You can play putt-putt without counting the points, escape (staged) captivity, race cars, stroll around at the mall, sample the finer things in life and do some leisurely bending in yoga. Here are a few places you can go to achieve those things:
- Escape Room BCS
- Padlock Escape Games: College Station
- Texas World Speedway
- New Republic Brewing
- Spirit Ice Arena
- The Corner Bar and Rooftop Grill
- Post Oak Mall
- Grand Station Entertainment
- Perrine Winery
- Peach Creek Vineyards
- Pinot’s Palette
- Mentors and Makers
- Rio Brazos Distillery
- Yoga Pod
- Northpoint Crossing
- Lick Creek Trail
It’s not that College Station has a bad rap. It just has a very specific one. College Station gets painted over and over again in a very particular light, which can make you feel like you wouldn’t fit in the community if you’re not an Aggie supporter or a sports fanatic or big time partier.
As we’ve just shown above, College Station is working hard to reinvent its image, so that people can see it’s not just a one-dimensional town. It has a lot to offer in the way of education, entertainment and nightlife goings-on.
Don’t miss out. Find your dream home in College Station today by calling one of our reps at 979-693-0201.