College Station, TexasCollege Station is a thriving city in the Brazos Valley of east central Texas. The community is located approximately 90 miles from both Austin and Houston in an area known as the Texas Triangle. More than 105,000 people reside in College Station, although the population of the metropolitan area is more than double that.
College Station is home to the main campus of Texas A&M University. The university system is the fourth largest in the country and the largest in Texas. Students attend classes on a sprawling 5500-acre campus. Texas A&M consistently ranks in the top 20 public universities in the country, and its College of Engineering is a top-10 school. In 2006, Money Magazine named College Station as the most educated city in the state and the 11th most educated city in the country.
Activities and Attractions
College Station is the home of Texas World Speedway, one of only seven super speedways in the country and the only one in the American Southwest. The facility can accommodate 23,000 fans. It is known as the world's fastest speedway thanks to Mario Andretti’s record-setting run of 214.158 mph in 1973.
When it's time to enjoy a day of shopping, head to the Post Oak Mall, a major regional shopping center in College Station. Many major national brands are represented among the 120 stores, shops and boutiques.
Those that appreciate the arts and culture will find many museums and art galleries to explore, many of which are associated with Texas A&M. Every year, the Brazos Valley Symphony Orchestra performs five classical concerts to children's concerts and a free outdoor concert. In mid-December the symphony orchestra also presents its Holiday Pops Concert.
Festivals and Special Events
In addition to the much-anticipated college football games, there are many festivals and special events that fill the calendar throughout the year. In April, there is Chilifest and the Messina Wine and Roses Festival. June brings the Bryan Blues Festival to the area, while the Fourth-of-July celebration at the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum is an unforgettable experience. In October, it's time for the Brazos Valley Fair and Rodeo, the Texas Renaissance Festival and the Red Wasp film Festival. WorldFest is a special November event.
Parks and Recreation
The Lake Somerville Trailway features over 13 miles of trails that are perfect for hiking, mountain biking and even horseback riding. In addition to picnicking and camping, the park also provides an opportunity to play basketball, volleyball and horseshoes.
Avid golfers will find two public layouts nearby – the Campus Course at Texas A&M University and Bryan Municipal Golf Course. The university course is the beneficiary of a recent multi-million dollar renovation. After the 2013 renovation, the par-72 course now plays as long as 7,008 yards with a prodigious course rating of 73.8. Bring your ‘A’ game in order to avoid the water that threatens errant shots on 14 holes. There are also 153 white sand bunkers to contend with. Once players successfully navigate the various hazards, they'll find that the elevated greens are typically in excellent shape.
The Bryan Municipal Golf Course is only a few miles from the Texas A&M campus. Enjoy a relaxing round on the par-70 layout that plays 6,285 yards from the back tees and as short as 4,645 yards from the front tees. Those interested in a private club can consider the Traditions Club, the home course of the Texas A&M golf teams. It is one of only five Jack Nicklaus layouts in the entire state. While playing the 7,146 yard layout, players enjoy vistas of wetlands and panoramic views of Kyle Field and the university skyline.
College Station Real Estate
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