College Station, Texas
College Station is the home of Texas A&M University.
College Station is a city in Brazos County, Texas, situated in East Central Texas in the heart of the Brazos Valley, in the center of the region known asTexas Triangle. As of the 2010 census, College Station had a population of 93,857, which had increased to an estimated population of 100,050 as of July 2013. College Station and Bryan together make up the Bryan-College Station metropolitan area, the 15th largest metropolitan area in Texas with 228,660 people as of the 2010 census.
College Station is home to the main campus of Texas A&M University, the flagship institution of the Texas A&M University System. The city owes both its name and existence to the university's location along a railroad. Texas A&M's triple designation as a Land-, Sea-, and Space-Grant institution reflects the broad scope of the research endeavors it brings to the city, with ongoing projects funded by agencies such as NASA, the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation and the Office of Naval Research.
Due largely to the presence of Texas A&M University, College Station was named by Money magazine in 2006 as the most educated city in Texas, and the 11th most educated city in the United States.
- Business Center at College Station
- A 200-acre (81 ha), Class "A" business center 5 miles (8 km) from the university. Current residents include firms involved in telecommunications, software development and technology manufacturing.
- Spring Creek Corporate Campus
- A 100-acre (40 ha), Class "A" business center. A greenbelt surrounds most of the campus and provides a buffer between the new development and adjacent land uses which include the Pebble Creek Country Club and Woodland Hills Subdivision.
- Texas A&M University Research Park
- This 324-acre (131 ha) research park was established to provide businesses direct partnering opportunities with Texas A&M University. Several companies and non-profit research interests have located in the park includingSchlumberger, Lynntech, AdventGX, Notequill, the Institute of Food Science and Engineering, the Electron Beam Food Research Facility, the Academy of Advanced Telecommunications and Learning Technologies and the Integrated Ocean Drilling Program to name just a few.
- Crescent Pointe
- Crescent Pointe is a master planned, mixed-use development of approximately 192 acres (78 ha), with frontage on University Drive (Highway 60) and Harvey Road (Highway 30).
Post Oak Mall
Post Oak Mall was the city's first mall and it is currently the largest mall in the Brazos Valley. The 82-acre (330,000 m2) mall is home to 125 stores; its opening on February 17, 1982, helped create the impetus for growing economic and commercial developments for College Station. It is currently the largest taxpayer in College Station and the second largest in theBrazos Valley, even though the anchor stores are free-standing units that are privately owned and taxed separate from the mall proper. Over 75 percent of retail sales in the Brazos Valley come from sales at the mall's stores.
- Buildings with 7 or more floors
- Kyle Field: 180 feet (55 m)
- Rise at Northgate: 18 floors
- Oceanography & Meteorology Building: 13 floors/151 feet (46 m)
- Albritton Bell Tower: 138 feet (42 m)
- Rudder Tower: 12 floors
- College Station Hilton: 11 floors
- Momentum Plaza (formerly Adam Corporation Building and formerly First American Bank Headquarters): 121.49 ft; 10 floors
- Richardson Petroleum Engineering: 10 floors
- Civil Engineering/Texas Transportation Institute: 8 floors
- Regents Building: 8 floors
- Brown Engineering: 7 floors
- Harrington: 7 floors
- Bright Building: 7 floors
- McFerrin Indoor Athletic Practice Facility: over 100 feet (30 m)
- Texas A&M University System Building: 7 floors
- Evans Library: 7 floors
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