Are you looking to move to the world of Aggieland? This is A&M country, where the Texas A&M University is. Whether you are relocating to this area because of employment at the University, or just love the Aggies and want to be closer to them, College Station is a great place to live.
Before you start researching, homes for sale College Station, TX, you need to do a little research of your own first. What is important to you? You already know, pretty much what you want in a house, or maybe you don't. If you don't, think about what you have lived in, in the past, and consider what you really disliked about these houses. Write down a list of all the things, you wished you had. Then you can take the next step to begin to research where you can find what you are looking for.
Location is everything when finding that perfect house. Again, it is good to write a list of all things that are important for your location. Would you like to be able to jog, walk, or ride bikes in a neighborhood? Is it important to be close to playgrounds or parks? Perhaps you need to use public transportation, so bus stops close by are important. Some people like to be closer to their work, so they can walk, or bike their way to work, or maybe get up later for work.
Remember, if you have school aged children, you may want to check out which school you would like your children to attend. There are nine elementary schools, six intermediate/middle schools, and three high schools. As you can see, there are numerous choices to choose from. You will need to research the district areas, once you make a choice of where you would like your child to go.
College Station is in a good location. It is centrally located between four major cities. These are Houston, 1 1/2 hours, Dallas, 3 hours, Austin, 2 hours, and San Antonio, which is 3 hours away. College Station has everything you would need, but if you need to go to one of these major cities, they are not too far away.
The best part about College Station, is the year-round climate. No snow here, but precipitation is average, so no drought either. With an average high of 85%, and average low of 40%, you can't go wrong. Yes, Texas Summers can sometimes be brutal, but no more than most other states in the Summer. This climate is great for people who like to be outdoors all year long. You can bike, jog, walk, or go to the parks.
If you like to be outdoors, College Station offers an abundance parks and recreation to choose from. There are fifty parks to choose from, whether for swimming, jogging, playing, or sports. For athletics, you can join kickball, tennis, softball, baseball, football, volleyball, soccer, and even a Frisbee league. If you don't want to join a league, you can always kick back and relax in one of many family-oriented parks. Have a family picnic, and watch the kids play on the playgrounds, maybe even fly a kite.
Just because College Station is not on the "Gulf" does not mean you can't get any fishing in. Go to one of the five fishing ponds offered. They are stocked with catfish, bass and trout. Under 17 does not require a license, but over 17 does. There is also a daily limit of five catches a day.
If it is swimming you are into, don't worry, they have you covered there too. There are three different pools you can go to, and a splash pad for the little ones. The biggest pool is "Adamson Lagoon" Pool. It has an Olympic sized pool with two huge tube slides for the kids to enjoy, as well as adults. There is also a separate kiddie pool with a mini slide for them. This one also offers concessions. The Cindy Hallaran pool has a beach type entrance, that gradually goes to four feet deep, and has one small slide. The Thomas pool is 25 meters and has a small tube slide and a deep end. The W.A. Tarrow splash pad, is loads of fun for the little ones, without having to worry about them drowning. As a bonus, it is located right next to the "Lincoln" Recreation Center.
All the parks always have something going on, all year round. There are special events held all the time, such as Food truck Days, dances, block parties, Halloween festivities, as well as Christmas and Easter. There is never a dull moment in College Station. These events are created so that people of all ages can come together as a community and have fun.
While searching homes for sale College Station, TX, you will have no problem finding employment in College Station. The biggest employer is A&M University, with 12,000 employees, followed by Texas A&M University system that employs another 8,000. Bryan, the nearby sister city also has Sanderson Farms and St. Joseph Regional Health Center. The school districts are also big employers, as well as many retail, hospitality, and service industries.
As you search homes for sale College Station, TX, you will see a huge assortment to choose from. Homes for sale College Station, TX, range anywhere from $30,000, upwards to $600,000. Again, this all depends on your needs and wishes. You can find fixer uppers, condominiums, family homes, or mansions. The choices are unlimited. The median homes cost is $239,000, so as noted, you can find your happy place anywhere in between the two extremes.
Make sure as you embark on your search for homes for sale College Station, TX, to enlist the help of a local realtor. Local realtors know everything about the area and can tell you everything you need to know. It is already stressful enough, having to pack up and move. Let a professional make it easier with all the ins and outs of the area. They will let you in on little known favorite places to eat and play, as well. Have fun on your new journey and happy house hunting!