The twin cities of Bryan-College Station have served as the adopted hometown for generations of Aggies. Both cities have grown exponentially just as Texas A&M has grown, and each is a welcoming, diverse community that continues to grow and thrive.



In Bryan-College Station, you’ll find a community rich in tradition and history, a place where you can enjoy all the amenities of a big city combined with a warm, friendly, small-town charm.

Bryan-College Station boasts more than 90 public parks, the 1,000-acre recreational Lake Bryan, and the Wolf Pen Creek Amphitheater for outdoor concerts and multi-cultural events. There are also several art galleries and a variety of museums, including the Brazos Valley African-American Museum, Children’s Museum, and Natural History Museum, and the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum on the Texas A&M campus.

Many beautiful memorials are found at College Station’s Veterans Park, while the nearby Museum of the American G.I. serves as a living history museum dedicated to America’s service men and women.

College Station has earned a reputation as one of the safest, most family friendly places in Texas. In addition, it has a strong spiritual side with every major religion represented among more than 80 houses of worship.

Both College Station and Bryan offer shopping, nightlife and a wide variety of cuisine, including the Northgate Entertainment District, with its unique hangouts and eateries that are within walking distance from campus. And with Bryan’s Downtown District, featuring a thriving art and music scene, festivals and street fairs, the local community has something for everyone.


In recent years, Bryan-College Station has received state and national recognition in a wide variety of categories including:

#1 Best Small Places in Texas for Education, Forbes

#1 America’s Friendliest Small Town, Rand McNally/USA Today

#2 in Nation for Best Small Places for Business and Careers, Forbes

#2 Best College Towns in the U.S., WalletHub

#2 Best College Football Towns in the U.S., Bleacher Report

#3 Great Places to Live, Kiplinger

#4 Safest Cities in Texas,

#4 Great Places to Retire, Kiplinger

#6 Top 10 Affordable College Towns, The Simple Dollar