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Central Location from Metropolitan Areas - 8/8/2005
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John
Bryan, TX

By living in Bryan/College Station, TX, one can travel to Dallas/FW, Houston,
San Antonio and Waco in a short period of time.

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dennis

re: Central Location from Metropolitan Areas - 8/8 - 10/29/2008
college station is a great college town and the kids still get to live in a 1950s era of good morals and great sportsmanship at the college level here..i am a big hawkeye fan and college crowds there are far more dangerous to handle there than here.. my biggest complaint about college station is the money you pay for a house here can not even come close to house you could buy in carroll iowa both in size and quality of materials used to build the home


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frank
Kennewick, WA

Great place for students and families - 4/30/2011

College Station is really in the center of one of the most beautiful parts of the state of Texas, the Brazos Valley. The whole landscape is green meadows, post oak trees and small creeks and streams. There is abundant wildlife not seen in most other parts of the country that I've lived in (the western U.S.) such as armadillos, cardinals, gulf coast toads and dozens of breeds of birds for bird watchers. The winters are generally mild and the humidity is much lower than east Texas areas such as Houston, about an hour away. But the humidity is present enough to keep the landscape green nearly year round. College Station is ideally located close to Houston, about two hours from Austin, and three from Dallas; and the drive to each destination is easy and scenic. The city of Bryan borders just north of University Drive, and it definitely feels like the wrong side of the tracks. While College Station feels newer, cleaner and better designed, Bryan seems neglected and decaying. Most of the rents are very close in price between the two towns, so a decent place to live in College Station is not out of the question. As for rentals, CS is very affordable, even for newer, nicer apartments that college students can afford. The home prices, however, are higher than one would expect; they seem above that of Dallas, closer to those of Austin. But I guess this is because the town has very little traffic, country views from all sides, and low crime. The centerpiece of the town is Texas A&M University. The campus is huge and spectacular; with beautiful buildings, lots of green space and walking and biking routes. The university also runs a shuttle service for its students, which seems to go into the late evening hours. And for younger guys interested in Texas A&M, the college girls here are the most beautiful I've ever seen, and they are everywhere. Unlike many college towns, this one doesn't seem to attract as much of the "screw off" students who are only in school to party. The people of this area don't feel as classically Texan as Amarillo or other parts of Texas I've been to, but they reflect the tradition of being unfailingly polite and friendly, unlike most of the people in Austin. The city itself has many small, though underwhelming public parks. Short walking trails or small activity areas, combined with little garbage cleanup (most of the local waterways are choked with garbage and litter) make you seek out parks outside of town. There is little work here beyond service industries, so CS may not be great for long term living. But it's great for college students.

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Anjan
Austin, TX

College Station: A moderate city with no character - 8/7/2010

Positive Note: No traffic, everything within reach. Good schools. Negative Note: I have lived in Austin and Houston. I recently moved to College Station. In a decent area (not a posh area) the mortgage price and taxes are equal in comparison to Austin and Houston. This website indicate that mortgage price are very low compared to Austin and Houston- that is incorrect. The energy cost is little higher. City has very few and low profile art, music, weekend outings, exhibitions going on. There are very few high rated restaurants and the ones over there are pricey and overrated. Water tastes odd in College Station, so many of us buy water from grocery store on regular basis. End Remarks: A dull city without unique character. I wasn't very thrilled to stay in College Station.

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Anjan
Austin, TX

College Station: A moderate city with no character - 8/7/2010

Positive Note: No traffic, everything within reach. Good schools. Negative Note: I have lived in Austin and Houston. I recently moved to College Station. In a decent area (not a posh area) the mortgage price and taxes are equal in comparison to Austin and Houston. This website indicate that mortgage price are very low compared to Austin and Houston- that is incorrect. The energy cost is little higher. City has very few and low profile art, music, weekend outings, exhibitions going on. There are very few high rated restaurants and the ones over there are pricey and overrated. Water tastes odd in College Station, so many of us buy water from grocery store on regular basis. End Remarks: A dull city without unique character. I wasn't very thrilled to stay in College Station.

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Eric
College Station, TX

Crime - 5/14/2009

The crime rate in this area is very low. People still leave their houses unlocked. However, the hurricanes of the 5 years have forced relocation of many from the Houston area and lower Louisiana area, bringing with them an increase of the crime rate.

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Dawn
College Station, TX

Housing Market - 9/13/2008

Even with all the national problems in the real estate markets and the stricter requirements for financing, Bryan/College Station had the most number of homes sold in July 2008. The housing market is strong and we have Texas A&M to contribute to that.

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Whitney
College Station, TX

Aggies - 8/5/2008

College Station is a good place to live if you are an AGGIE Fan!!

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Doc
College Station, TX

Suprised and disappointed - 11/25/2007

You would think being a college town, College Station would be full of open minded diverse people. What I found (outside where all the college kids live) is town full of racist people. Very disappointing.

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Chris
College Station, TX

College Stations Crime Rate - 10/5/2007

College Station still enjoys a crime rate that is much less than most cities in the United States. Crime definately has increased since the population has increased, but many people live without locking their doors at night here. College Station, in 2004 (latest data I could find) had less than 1/2 the national average of murders per capita and about 1/4 the number of robberies per capita. There are only two crimes in which we have greater than the national average, whereas in the other categories we enjoy much lower rates. Those are rape and theft. Unfortunately a college town is much more likely to have higher rates of both.

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Chris
College Station, TX

College Station Housing - 10/5/2007

College Station is an awesome town! It offers it's residents a low cost of living and is equidistant to Houston and Austin. The general population is well educated and entertainment is growing more diverse. Many Aggies struggle with whether to leave here and most would come back given a chance! People are, for the most part, very friendly here and it's a great place to raise kids, especially since the college students are so active with the schools and the kids get a first hand view of college life (occasional visits to the campus and talking to Aggies) at a very young age. The housing market is great here, despite the national downturn. You can get quite a bit for your money here with some awesome amenities. We have an active market and some awesome neighborhoods. Give us a visit and find out!!!

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Jillian
Bryan, TX

college town - 2/28/2007

This is a true college town. Not too big, not too small, but also not a lot to do. Lots of young people, lots of bars and lots of study hangouts. The little culture that exists revolves mostly around the university. Great place for young people just out on their own, but gets old rather quickly. Don't stay too long - the place has a reputation of keeping people many years after they intended to leave.

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Cathy
College Station, TX

Rising Crime Rate in College Station - 1/9/2007

About 10 years ago, College Station was a quiet college town with a very low crime rate. I have seen it increase since then and the higher crime rate has resulted in a lower quality of life for the city.

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Leslie
College Station, TX

Must have an "eye for fun" - 12/10/2006

College Station is filled with beautiful parks, is bike and pedestrian friendly, and has a lively music scene that make it a great place to live. The "valley" is home to a wide variety of wildlife and flora that are not only beautiful to look at but a tribute to conservationists everywhere. I have never noticed allergens, but then again, I have always been considered "healthy". There are many employment opportunities since the twin cities are always growing. Low rent in a college town helps keep expenses down. Diverse nightlife, great restaurants, and for the wine-o, there's a winery close by.

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Jude
College Station, TX

conservative, humid and nothing to do - 7/22/2006

I have lived in the College Station area for over 10 years and have to say that it is the most conservative place I've been. For a college town you would think that people would be a little more open minded. Hunidity is a killer - and if you have allergies now, and relocate, plan on spending your time in the allergist's office. Not much to do here - Texas A&M brings in musicians, plays, etc. but it's pretty limited. It may be a relatively cost of living, but the what is your definition of "living"?

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Jennifer
College Station, TX

College Station is - 5/27/2006

hot and humid...not a good place for allergy sufferers. People have told me it's because the city is in a "valley". I don't know if that's true or not. I moved here 6 months ago from NE Texas. I just thought my allergies were bad there. Here, even my dog is suffering!

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Randol
College Station, TX

food sev. - 3/25/2006

CRIME RATE IN THE CITY OF COLLEGE STATION TX.

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John
Bryan, TX

Central Location from Metropolitan Areas - 8/8/2005

By living in Bryan/College Station, TX, one can travel to Dallas/FW, Houston, San Antonio and Waco in a short period of time.

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