Since officially becoming a city in 1938, College Station has grown from a tiny town of just 2,000 people to a diverse community of more than 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 located in the heart of central Texas within a three-hour drive of five of the nation’s 20 largest cities. It is the largest city in the metropolitan area and boasts the fifth lowest property tax rate in the state among similar-sized communities. 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.
It is among the safest and most family-friendly places in Texas, consistently maintaining one of the lowest crime rates in the state. In addition, College Station has a strong spirtual side with every major religion represented among more than 80 houses of worship.
If you are looking for nightlife or great local cuisine, the vibrant Northgate District is the place to be. Located across University Drive from campus, the area includes an array of shops, bars and eateries to satisfy every taste. More than $240 million in new Northgate development is planned in the next few years.
With a seating capacity of 7,500, the Wolf Pen Creek Amphitheater is a popular outdoor concert venue that has hosted such headliners as Tim McGraw, Willie Nelson, Pat Green, Robert Earl Keen, Jerry Jeff Walker, Marshall Tucker Band and Bo Diddley. The park also is the site of the festive Christmas at the Creek event each December.
The George Bush Presidential Library and Museum is one of the region’s most popular tourist attractions with more than 125,000 annual visitors. Former President George H. W. Bush and Barbara make College Station their second home and are often seen around town.
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College Station Utilities
Utility accounts may be listed in one name only and the person whose name appears on the account is responsible for payment of bills, deposits and other charges that may appear on the bill. (The City is not responsible for agreements made between roommates). A connect fee for electric and water service is required for all accounts and will be billed on the first bill.