Also known as “Aggieland” — is located in the Brazos Valley, and has a spirit all its own. Located in the “heart” of central Texas — in the middle of the Dallas/Fort Worth, San Antonio, Houston triangle — we are accessible to over 14 million Texans within less than a four-hour drive.
Our community offers one of the top 30 attractions in the state of Texas – The George Bush Presidential Library and Museum, as well as many other outstanding museums, galleries, entertainment, recreation, shopping, and dining options.
Like many Texas communities in the mid- and late-19th century, Bryan began as a small-town stop along the state’s expanding railway system. But almost from the beginning, Bryan was different: It quickly distinguished itself from the many other railway stops across the state by flourishing into a vibrant–and permanent–center of business and trade.
In the nearly 140 years since Bryan’s founding, many Texas railroad stops became nothing more than ghost towns. But the optimistic spirit and determination that built Bryan in its early years continues to define Bryan today. It is a community that successfully couples dynamic growth with historic importance.
A finalist for America’s friendliest small town in 2012, College Station has also been recognized as one of the nation’s best places for business, jobs, family and retirement. With a population of about 97,000 in 2012, it is the largest city in the metropolitan area and boasts the third lowest property tax rate in the state among similar-sized communities.
College Station is home to Texas A&M University, one of the country’s largest public universities and a member of the powerful Southeastern Conference, which makes big-time college sports a major local attraction. A&M’s international influence supplies a healthy diversity of race, culture and nationality that reflects much of the vibrancy, tradition and spirit that make the community a special place.
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 provides convenient access to College Station from just about anywhere.
College Station is one of only two cities in the country with nationally accredited parks, public works, water and police departments, and is ranked as the No. 4 best-performing small metro in the United States by the Milken Institute.
Caldwell, the county seat of Burleson County, is at the intersection of State highways 21 and 36, in the center of the county. In 1840, when the Texas Congress annexed to Milam County all of Washington County north of Yegua Creek and west of the Brazos River, Caldwell was designated as the county seat of a new county to be formed. The town boasts a rich Czech heritage and hosts the annual Kolache Festival which brings nearly 30,000 people each year.
Caldwell was designated a Texas Main Street City on January 1, 2014. A group of Caldwell citizens with a desire to revitalize downtown Caldwell banded together to create a winning Main Street application under the name “Downtown Now”. The Main Street program is a revitalization program that strives to uphold Caldwell’s historic identity, improve the main street experience and promote the economic growth of the downtown area.
Located in Burleson County, Somerville offers low crime rates, great schools, a variety of civic and religious organizations and hometown community atmosphere.Convenient to Texas A&M University, The Bush Library and Blinn College and a host of continuing education programs, residents enjoy the un-rushed simple pleasures of rural living with the convenience of major medical centers, universities, colleges and shopping centers within twenty-five miles or less.
Beautiful scenic and unspoiled, Lake Somerville is 11,460 acres of water and camping recreation including fishing, boating, water jet skiing, sailing, camping, hiking, natural trail, equestrian and bike trails picnicking, hunting, sightseeing, day parks and scenic drives that are a favorite of motorcycle enthusiasts, bicyclist and our flock of winter Texans.
Anderson is on State Highway 90 and Farm roads 149 and 1774 ten miles northeast of Navasota in central Grimes County. Anderson is the county seat and was once the fourth largest town in Texas. The town has a number of historic homes. Special events that attract tourists are Texas Trek in April, a County Fair and Juneteenth celebration in June, and Texan Days in September, as well as church festivals and activities of fraternal organizations.
Navasota is a community you can easily call home. With neighbors smiling from across the yard, people eager to lend a hand, and friends always close by, Navasota is the Texas you’ve heard about. It boasts a quaint downtown with plenty of shopping. Navasota has been dubbed the “Blues Capital of Texas” in honor of the late Mance Lipscomb who was a blues musician. In 2009, Navasota was selected as a “Visionaries in Preservation” city by the Texas Historical Commission to protect the numerous historical structures in the city.
Leon County (K-18) is east of Waco on Interstate 45 in the Claypan area of eastern Central Texas. It is bounded on the north by Limestone and Freestone counties, on the east by Anderson and Houston counties, on the south by Madison County, and on the west by Robertson County. Buffalo, located near the Freestone county line, is the largest community. Centerville, the county seat, is near the geographical center of the county. Leon County is home to an older population of retirement age.
For those who enjoy the ambiance of a small town, but the convenience and culture of a larger city, Madisonville is perfectly located. A small community of 4,159 people, Madisonville is often called the “Gateway to Bryan/College Station” which is only 35 minutes away and the home of Texas A&M University. Madisonville is a great place for raising a family. Small town values and an excellent school system combine to offer students unlimited potential.
Franklin is the county seat of Robertson County and is centrally located among the Dallas, Houston, Austin and San Antonio metroplexes. US79 is the major highway that serves Franklin. Starting near Texarkana, US79 crosses all of East Texas ending in the Austin Metroplex. The central location of Franklin allows the best of both worlds – the shopping and arts offered in large cities and the luxury of quiet country living.
With a population of 1560, the City of Franklin is proud of its exemplary school system and tight knit community. Franklin ISD-2A school rated exemplary by the Texas Education Agency in 2009-2010.
The town is part of the Texas Main Street Program which is a redevelopment program to revitalize historic down town spaces. Huntsville also boasts an impressive Sam Houston Statue. A Tribute to Courage the Sam Houston Statue was designed and dedicated to the City of Huntsville on October 22,1994. It is the worlds tallest statue of an American Hero at 67 feet tall on a 10 foot sunset granite base. The town also is home to Sam Houston State University which is over 130 years old.
In the heart of Texas bluebonnet country is Brenham and Washington County, a special place that embodies our state’s history, culture, and natural beauty. Located halfway between Houston and Austin, Brenham is a small community with a lot to offer. Their wineries, bluebonnets, Blue Bell ice cream, history and charm is sure to delight you! With festivals and beautiful countryside, Brenham is a small pocket of sunshine in the Brazos Valley.