About College Station
Small Town Feel, Big City Features
LFor much of its history, only local residents and Former Students of Texas A&M were familiar with the captivating spirit of the beloved community of “Aggieland” standing proudly on the prairies of south-central Texas. With the passage of time, expansion of the university and an onslaught of job growth in the area, the secret of this dynamic community is out- with much national recognition for its friendliness, culture, and high quality of life, many folks are flocking to Bryan-College Station to live, work and retire. Located within reasonable driving distance of major cities like Houston, San Antonio, Austin and Dallas/Ft.Worth, Bryan-College Station offers residents the opportunity to take advantage of the best Texas has to offer within a warm and welcoming community that knows your name.
I think our community is the absolute best place in the world to live, but it’s not just me! Here are a few sites with praise for College Station:
College Station was #3 on Kiplinger’s list of 10 Great Places to Live… Read why here!
According to Livability.com, there are “8 Reasons to Move to College Station” Read them here!
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See our featured College Station areas below…
Lick Creek Park
515.54 Acre Park and Nature Preserve
This park was established in 1987 as part of land negotiations to create a city industrial park. The site has a variety of plant and animal species indigenous to this area, including the endangered Navasota Ladies. The park offers five miles of trails and provides an excellent opportunity for hiking, cycling, bird watching, equestrian activities and nature study. In February of 1998, the City of College Station passed the Lick Creek Park Master Plan which established an improved trail system, new entrance drive, parking lot, visitor center and outdoor classroom facilities.
Residents overwhelmingly approved the $2.1 million Lick Creek Park Nature Center as part of the 2008 bond election. The design was approved in 2014, but construction was delayed until an adequate water line could be installed for fire protection. In February of 2016, College Station City Council approved the contract to begin construction for the Nature Center.
Completed in 2017, the Nature Center serves as the focal point of the picturesque park. As the area’s premier nature preserve. The facility features a meeting room, restrooms, indoor and outdoor classrooms, and an amphitheater available to rent for receptions, classes, meetings and more. Additional improvements and amenities have enhanced one of College Station’s favorite recreational areas and made it more accessible — and enjoyable — for young and old alike.
For park hours, maps and amenities, click here.
Century Square is an exciting mixed-use destination adjacent to Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas. Redefining the Brazos Valley, the 60-acre development creates a dynamic community center where people congregate from across the region to experience a walkable, urban destination. The Midway leadership team is heavily comprised of former students of Texas A&M who are deeply engaged in the University’s culture and its vision for the growth of the Brazos Valley. The project features premier retail and restaurant establishments, entertainment venues, 60,000 SF of Class-A office, two full-service hotels: The George and Cavalry Court, luxury apartment homes: 100 Park, and an activated central gathering space.