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College Station Quality of Life

Information current as of Sept. 2012

Nothing defines a city better than its people. In College Station you will find  some of the friendliest and most patriotic people in the nation. It is home to Texas A&M University, one of the largest research institutions and public universities in the nation. It has also developed many military leaders over the years who have lead our nation in times of war.  A member of the powerful Southeastern Conference, which makes big-time college sports a major local attraction.

College Station is the largest city in the metropolitan area, with a population of almost 97,000. Due to the the international influence of Texas A&M, there is a healthy diversity of race, culture and nationality to College Station that reflects much of the vibrancy, tradition and spirit that make it a special place.

College Station is in the heart of central Texas. Only 100 miles from Houston and Austin and 160 miles from Dallas and San Antonio, College Station is within four hours driving time of most major cities. A network of well-maintained highways and a nearby regional airport serviced by major airlines facilitate quick transportation between College Station and the rest of the country.

Education is a major focus of the College Station community. College Station Independent School District has received many state and national awards. In 2008-2009 it was honored with 7 National Merit Finalists, 7 National Merit Semi-Finalists, 7 National Hispanic Recognition Program Finalists, a National team winner of Software Engineering Competition and 8 High School A Capella Choir National Champions. Education is a major focus of the College Station community.  

The George Bush Presidential Library and Museum, is one of the region's most popular tourist attractions with approximately 700,000 visitors annually. Former President George H. W. Bush and Barbara are often seen on campus or around town as they make College Station their second home. 

College Station is also one of the safest and  most family-friendly places to live in all of Texas. The city consistently maintains one of the lowest crime rates in the state, giving peace of mind and a sense of secutity to residents and business owners.

Nature is an integral part of life in College Station, with over 1300 acres of beautifully maintained public parks and sports facilities enhancing the city.  Recreational activities are plentiful, with numerous golf courses, lush nature trails, challenging bike paths and sports leagues of every kind, including national, state and local tournaments.

College Station...where business meets knowledge.  Business and technology companies are maximizing their relationships with Texas A&M University, home to the nation's largest engineering school and some of the smartest students in the United States.  Companies are taking advantage of this asset, finding energetic, quality employees among annual college graduates, and the city's economic future is as bright as the sky over Texas.
Last updated: 9/27/2012 3:24:16 PM