Remarkable People, Remarkable Place
College Station is widely recognized as one of the nation’s best places for jobs, families, and an extraordinary quality of life. Home to Texas A&M University, the city has been named America's No. 1 college town and is also among the nation's friendliest.
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 provide convenient access from just about anywhere. College Station is the only city in the country with nationally accredited departments in parks, public works, water, fire, police and public safety telecommunications. In 2016, it was ranked as the No. 2 best-performing small metro in the U.S.
The city celebrated its 50th anniversary in 1988 and is now 80 years strong. On this website you'll find stories from the most-recent 30 year period, spotlighting history, accomplishment, cooperation and some of the remarkable people who've made this a remarkable place.
Thousands of College Station residents lined the city's Union Pacific railway tracks to pay final respects to the nation's 41st president on the day of his burial at the George Bush Presidential Library Center.
If ever a real-estate developer could be called a “wildcatter,” that individual would have been William D. Fitch whose reputation as “Mr. College Station” was sealed with the launch of his Pebble Creek subdivision.
Thanks to the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine and Biological Sciences, College Station has been the source of many important scientific discoveries, including the world’s first cloned cat.