Kiplinger.com published its annual list of “10 Great Cities for Raising Families” in August, and we’re excited to report that College Station showed up as number three! The recommendations were based on a variety of factors: job growth, health economies, vibrant local culture, quality of public schools (from GreatSchools.org), low crime rates (based on FBI studies), and quantity and quality of parks and recreation.
According to the review, “Great public schools and low crime aren’t the only draws of this small Texas city. College Station has also seen steady growth and a low unemployment rate of 6.9%. Plus, there are plenty of cultural and athletic events at Texas A&M University, an interactive children’s museum, dozens of parks, and playgrounds on the shores of nearby Lake Bryan.”
The school system received a rating of 8 on a scale of 10 from GreatSchools.org, but parents ranked many individual schools even higher!
Those of us who live and work in Bryan-College Station already know that our community is thriving. At Stylecraft Builders, we’ve been busy constructing new homes for incoming residents, including many families who discovered the quality of life offered here even before Kiplinger.com recognized it.
In today’s world, it’s a real challenge finding a safe, stimulating, and friendly environment to raise children. And this type of positive community doesn’t happen by chance. It’s the result of residents who care for and respect not just each other, but the spaces around them. If this sounds like your kind of place, we’d love to help you find your new home.