Welcome to College Station! With more than 90,000 residents currently College Station, or Aggielandas it's known to local residents, is beginning to be a large town, but retains the small town feel. Our proximity to Houston (95 miles), Austin (108 miles), Dallas (187 miles) and San Antonio (169 miles) make it a great place to live. Home to Texas A&M University, College Station was sited by Money Magazine in 2006 as the most educated city in Texas and the 11th most educated in the United States.
The City of College Station owes it's creation to Texas A&M College. Texas' first state institution of higher education, the College was inaugurated in 1876. The postal service designated our area "College Station" in 1877 simply because it was the train station for students to be dropped off at.
For many years because of the school's isolation, school administrators provided homes for employees and staff. In the early 1940's the policy began to reverse and homes were built near campus. Campus was the center of the city (incorporated in 1938) at that time.
Growth of both the community and college influenced residents' desire to create a municipal government. The City of College Station was incorporated in 1938. The incorporation was a result of a petition, by 23 men, to the Board of Directors of Texas A&M College. The Board of Directors raised no objection to the annexation. You'll find that the campus is no longer the center of our city but prominently plays in everything that happens here.
College Station homes are affordable and larger than in many areas of Texas and the rest of the nation. Average home prices typically hover around 165K and resales on a city lot typically go for under $100 per square foot.