College Station, Texas has grown from a tiny town of just 2,000 people in 1938 to a diverse community of almost 100,000. Despite its exponential growth, College Station has found a way to maintain a small-town feel while offering abundant entertainment and recreational opportunities in a safe and wholesome environment.
College Station is home to Texas A&M University, one of the country's largest public universities and a member of the powerful Southeastern Conference (SEC), making college sports a major local attraction. A&M's international influence supplies a healthy diversity of race, culture and nationality that reflects much of the vibrancy, tradition and spirit that make the community a special place.
College Station offers a multitude of opportunities for recreation recreation, leisure, shopping, and dining. And with over 30 hotels, it's easy to find a room that fits your budget and your taste. College Station also maintains one of the lowest crime rates in Texas, giving peace of mind to residents and visitors alike.
Nature is an integral part of life in College Station, with over 1,400 acres of beautifully maintained public parks and sports facilities. Recreational activities are plentiful ... with numerous golf courses, nature trails, bike paths, and sports leagues of every kind, including national, state, and local tournaments.
College Station is also home to the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum -- one of the region's most popular tourist attractions, with over a million visitors since it opened. Former President George H. W. Bush and Barbara make College Station their second home and are often seen around town. In addition, you can enjoy numerous art galleries and cultural and musical establishments.
College Station is located in the heart of central Texas within a three-hour drive of five of the nation's 20 largest cities. A network of well-maintained highways and a regional airport served by major airlines provides convenient access from just about anywhere. College Station is one of only two cities in the country with nationally accredited departments in parks, public works, water, police and police communications, and in 2011 was ranked as the No. 4 best-performing small metro in the U.S.