College Station, Texas

College 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

The university campus is home to the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum, one of the top attractions in the state of Texas. The exhibits include a WWII Adventure Torpedo Bomber, 1947 Studebaker and replicas of Camp David and the Situation Room as they were when the 41st President of the United States was in office. There's even a section of the Berlin Wall on display.

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

Attending Aggies home football games at Kyle Field is a college football experience like no other. In 2015, the stadium underwent a $480 million upgrade and expansion. It is now the largest stadium in Texas,with seating for more than 102,000 fans.

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

Fishing When it's time to enjoy a day on the lake or relaxing on the beach, head southwest of College Station to Lake Somerville. The 18 sq-mi reservoir has over 86 miles of shoreline. Around the lake, boating skiing swimming and fishing are all popular activities. Available canoe and kayak rentals add to the possibilities. With a maximum depth of 38 feet, Lake Somerville supports a wide variety of gamefish and panfish including largemouth bass, white bass, crappie and bluegills. In 2009, one lucky angler pulled a 13.6-lb largemouth bass from the reservoir.

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

College Station, Texas Real Estate Those relocating to the College Station area will find homes to fit every budget and taste. You’ll find 2,000 to 2,500 square-foot homes with the latest energy-saving systems and other attractive amenities. At the same time, College Station offers newer 4,000 to 5,000 sq-ft estate-style homes on multi-acre parcels. These upscale properties often include the most modern and sought-after features like home theaters, gourmet kitchens and multi-car garages.

College Station also offers everything from condominiums to mature ranches on sizable lots, many with updated systems and valuable upgrades. Contact Saundra McCulloch to learn more about the homes for sale in College Station that might be of greatest interest to you. I’d welcome the opportunity to learn more about your needs and priorities

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