“It’s the spirit, it’s the mood of this campus. It’s the Aggie Spirit, which a lot of people may not understand…but I love it.”
-George H. W. Bush, on why he chose Aggieland for the site of his Presidential Library & Museum
Over the past few years, publications such as Forbes, Kiplingers and USAA have highly ranked College Station for its business climate and livability.
- #1 College Town in America (Livability.com)
- Finalist for America’s Friendliest Small Town (USA Today/Rand McNally)
- Top 10 U.S. Cities for Raising Families (Kiplinger’s)
- #4 Best-Performing Small Metro in U.S. (Milken Institute)
- #6 Small U.S. City for Business and Careers (Forbes)
- #4 U.S. City for Military Retirement (USAA)
- 5 U.S. Cities in Full Blown Economic Expansion (MSNBC)
- #7 Small U.S. City for Job Growth (Forbes)
- #21 Small U.S. City for Education (Forbes)
- Top 25 U.S. Cities for Working Retirement (Forbes)
- Lowest foreclosure rate in the U.S. (Foreclosure-Response.org)
Entertainment & Recreation
George Bush Presidential Library & Museum – Open seven days a week, the complex now features state-of-the-art audio guides featuring the voices of George and Barbara Bush.
MSC OPAS – Hosted by Texas A&M, OPAS presents Broadway caliber productions of theater, music and dance programs that enlighten, entertain and inspire audiences in the Brazos Valley.
Texas A&M Athletics – With facilities that rank among the best in the country, Texas A&M has recently won NCAA National Championships in Women’s Basketball, Men’s Golf and both Men’s and Women’s Track & Field.
Messina Hof Winery & Resort – Tours, festivals, seminars and the Vintage House Restaurant provide local residents, and visitors from around the world, with an unmatched experience in Texas.
Chilifest – A truly Texas style event, Chilifest annually presents music legends like Willie Nelson and George Jones, while raising money for local charities.
Texas Reds Steak & Grape Festival – An annual celebration of Texas’ two favorites reds, wine and beef, brings great food, drink and music to historic Downtown Bryan each Fall.
Starlight Music Series – The City of College Station kicks off each summer with a series of free concerts a Wolf Pen Creek Amphitheater. Bring a blanket or lawn chair and a cooler stocked with your favorite beverages, for great music and fun under the stars.
Texas A&M University – Founded in 1876 as Texas’ first public institution of higher learning, Texas A&M is one of a select few universities with land-grant, sea-grant and space-grant designations.
Blinn College – By providing Associate Degrees in over 20 disciplines, Blinn College prepares its’ students for continuing studies at four-year universities.
City of College Station – As home to one of Texas’ Top 10 School Districts, College Station prides itself on the quality of life its’ citizens enjoy. Residents can take advantage of many of the amenities found in larger metro areas, while relaxing in a small town atmosphere.
City of Bryan – For over 150 years, the City of Bryan has been the center of commerce in the region. It’s historic downtown district, boasts an array of shops, restaurants and clubs that mirror the diversity of the City’s population.
Brazos County – Formed in 1841, Brazos County is the center of healthcare, shopping and higher education for an eleven county area.
B/CS Convention & Visitors Bureau – Visitors to the area can take advantage of a full range of services designed to make your next trip to College Station/Bryan a memorable experience.
B/CS Chamber of Commerce – Comprised of business, governmental and non-profit organizations, the Chamber is working to promote the local economy and create an environment that gives you the best chance for success.