12 Reasons You'll Love Living in College Station, TX

By Cullen Mosley on December, 15 2020
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Cullen Mosley
Cullen Mosley

Cullen was born and raised in Bryan/College Station, with 13+ years experience in construction management. When he’s not in the field, you’ll find him wrangling three kids or watching fighting Texas Aggie football!

Whether you call it Aggieland or B/CS, the twin cities of Bryan/College Station are home to the largest public university in Texas - with over 60,000 students, Texas A&M University is the second largest in the United States, while B/CS is the 15th largest metro in Texas.

Bryan/College Station, Texas is home to right around 200,000 people, with new residents attracted by the university, distinguished school system, family friendly community, and quality of life - with 87% of Brazos county residents living in Bryan or College Station. Learn more about Relocating to Texas.


As the 11th fastest-growing city in the U.S. according to WalletHub, number 1 on the list of best small places in Texas for business & careers by Forbes, and number 1 on the list of best places in the U.S. to retire in Texas, College Station offers something for every stage of life.


12 Reasons Bryan / College Station is one of the best places to live:


  1. Focus on Education – not only is Bryan/College Station home to Texas A&M and Blinn College, but College Station is 12th on the list of cities with the best public schools in America (and 3rd in Texas).

  2. Access to Big Cities – located at the center of the Texas Triangle, College Station is an hour and a half from Houston, just under 2 hours from Austin, and a little less than 3 hours from Dallas and San Antonio.

  3. Cost of Living – while the median home value is higher than you would expect for a small town, the cost of living in B/CS is 6.7% less than the national average.

  4. Amenities to Promote an Active Lifestyle – from golf courses & swimming pools to parks & lakes, College Station has everything you need to stay healthy & enjoy the outdoors.

  5. It's Presidential – the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum attracts 125k visitors each year.

  6. Southern Hospitality – it only takes one visit to B/CS to discover how friendly the folks there truly are. You'll be saying "Howdy" in no time!

  7. There's an Orchestra – not something you typically find in a small town, but a true gem for music lovers of all ages.

  8. Diverse Culture & Entertainment – people from all over the world are attracted to Bryan/College Station, making it one of the most diverse & culturally rich small towns you'll find, not to mention the variety of dining options available!

    And...don't miss First Friday in Downtown Bryan TX.

  9. Leading Healthcare Facilities – from Bryan's own CHI St. Joseph Health to Baylor Scott & White Medical Center, part of the largest non-profit healthcare system in Texas, and a few others, there is no shortage of world class healthcare in B/CS.

  10. Let it Snow – don't let the Texas heat scare you, you can see snow in Texas every night at Santa's Wonderland (open in November & December).

    Plus you can see millions of Christmas lights on a hayride tour or on a horse-drawn carriage, meet Santa, check out almost 3000 pounds of gingerbread, icing & candy at Gingerbread Lane, enjoy food, drinks & live music, and ride a toboggan or catch a ride on the West Pole Express.

  11. Everyone Looks Good in Maroon – you'll find maroon every where you look, from clothes & shoes to jewelry & cars, you don't have to be a fashion expert when you have maroon in your wardrobe!

    aggie-game-day-12th-man                   photo courtesy of Brittany Valentine

  12. Aggieland and the 12th Man the list wouldn't be complete without Texas A&M University, the rich traditions that unite the community, and home games at Kyle Field.

    If you're looking for the best college football town around, you've found it!

"Although much has changed since I graduated in 1990, many aspects of A&M and College Station are still the same, especially the Aggie Spirit. Every time I drive to College Station, it feels a bit like coming home." John Howe, Omega Builders President & Class of '90



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As home builders for over 50 years, Omega Builders has won numerous awards for home design & customer service, as well as established a reputation for quality construction with homes that are built to last. Omega has built over 200 homes in Bryan-College Station since 2013. New homes are available in the best neighborhoods in College Station TX, offering a range of choices when it comes to schools, amenities, location, and price. Thinking about living in College Station, TX - Explore Communities in Bryan-College Station.

Editor's Note: This post was originally published in December 2019 and has been updated to reflect the most accurate information.

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