College Station, Texas 

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Growing Way Too Fast - 8/6/2014
My wife and I have lived here for most of the last 25 years. Bryan-College Station used to have a nice hometown feel, but the real estate developers have discovered that we have a big school here. The traffic has become like every other strip-mall town around DFW and Houston and the tackiness of the new buildings going up everywhere makes Conroe look like Paris. The university administration has adopted a "growth-for-growth's sake" mantra and the quality of education is plummeting. Luckily, we can retire and get out in a few years -- I just hope we can make Read More

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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. Read More

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. Read More

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. Read More

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 Read More

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 Read More

Aggies - 8/5/2008
College Station is a good place to live if you are an AGGIE Read More

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 Read More

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 Read More

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 Read More


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