College Station, Texas is best known for one major attribute: it's the home of Texas A & M University. The whole town supports the school, whether they're directly associated with it or not, and the school's football rivalry with the University of Texas in Austin is legendary. It's not uncommon to hear fans shout out a friendly "Gig 'em, Aggies!" cheer. College Station, like the rest of Texas, has experienced astronomical growth in recent years. The population has increased by a whopping 36 percent since the year 2000 and shows no signs of slowing down any time soon. Even though people may sometimes make jokes about Aggies, the presence of the university actually contributes to the fact that College Station is one of the most educated towns in the country. Even though College Station is known primarily for the university, it's also a really quaint city with a small-town feel that's a perfect place to raise a family.
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Housing in College StationThe housing costs in College Station are not as cheap as in other parts of Texas, but the median home price of $149,100 is still slightly below the national average. Most likely because so many College Station residents are associated with the college, the town has an exceptional high percentage of renters. With only 31.25% of homes being owner-occupied and 62.87% of apartments and houses renter-occupied, it means that renters definitely have the upper edge here. However, renters should expect to face some steep competition because only 5.88% of apartments and houses are vacant, which is less than half of the national average. However, if you allow yourself some extra time to look, you should still be able to find a great place to rent. You can choose the maintenance-free lifestyle of one of the many local apartment complexes if you prefer. Or if you want to have a little more space and quiet, you might want to consider a rent to own house. Rental homes give you the opportunity to ease into home ownership and to get established in a community without having to come up with as much money up front for down payments and closing costs.
Largest Employers and IndustriesAs a college town in the most classic sense of the term, College Station's largest employer is the university. However, nearby Bryan is often linked to College Station as part of the same small metropolitan area and the Bryan Independent School District is the second largest employer in the region. Other larger employers in the region include Sanderson Farms, St. Joseph Regional Health Center, Reynolds and Reynolds, and the College Station Independent School District.
Local RestaurantsThe Republic is one of the nicest restaurants in town; it's an upscale steakhouse with a great selection of meats, vegetables and wines. If you want something a little more casual, Fuego Tortiall Grill offers fresh and delicious Mexican meals. Taz Indian Cuisine offers Indian food for the more adventurous. There's a huge selection of restaurants in College Station if you're not in the mood to cook and want to go out for an enjoyable night.
NeighborhoodsThe town has three distinct neighborhoods that offer places to purchase, rent or rental.
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