Why Buy Real Estate in Bryan College Station?

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Bryan-College Station, Texas is an area steeped in tradition. Here you will find Texas A&M University, one of the top universities in Texas. There are several stops you should make when visiting the campus, beginning with the Appelt Aggieland Visitors Center, you will view videos on heart stirring topics such as the Fightin’ Texas Aggie Band, the Bonfire Memorial, and the Corps of Cadets. This is a great place to get your first taste of the passion and culture Aggies feel for the A&M culture. You can also participate in one of the walking tours hosted by a friendly Aggie tour guide.

While you are visiting Aggieland, try to take part in a football game at Kyle Field. This is a must see for anyone visiting and you can take part in singing the “War Hymn” and “Saw ‘em off!” You will also be electrified and amazed by the Fightin’ Texas Aggie Band showcasing their complex marching designs that they are known for. Kyle Field is regarded as one of the most intimidating venues in college sports so this is an event you definitely don’t want to miss.

One other experience you don’t want to miss is the Bonfire Memorial on the north campus. This memorial pays tribute to 12 students who tragically lost their lives in a traditional university sanctioned bonfire back in 1999, before the University of Texas and Texas A&M football game. This is the location of that final bonfire and the 12 fallen students are also honored at many other times throughout the year.

 

If you are on the fence about buying  a home in College Station, please call our RE/MAX Bryan College Station office and let one of our experienced agents guide you through the process.

 

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Reasons for living in Bryan College Station

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Bryan-College Station, Texas is bursting with activity so it is important to plan an itinerary before making your trip so you are able to see everything you want too while there. A couple of your major stops should be Texas A&M University, Historic Downtown Bryan, George Bush Presidential Library and Museum, Messina Hof Winery and Resort, Lake Bryan, and the local Farmer’s Market.

A trip to the George Bush Presidential Library should be a definite stop on your list. You can stroll through the exhibits chronicling the life of the former President and even get your picture made with a life sized replica of the Oval Office just as it was while President Bush was in office. Plan a trip to historic Downtown Bryan for lunch and some shopping with its gourmet restaurants, antique shops, cool art galleries, and amazing boutiques. Plan to spend ample time here so you are able to see everything.

A trip to Texas A&M University is a definite stop on your list. Don’t miss the Bonfire Memorial, Kyle Field, the Athletic Sports Museum, or the walking tour of the campus hosted by the Appelt Aggieland Visitors Center. Consider taking a trip to the beautiful and alluring vineyards of Messina Hof Winery and Resort, one of the fastest growing wineries in Texas, and try their wines. Plan your trip to coincide with one of their festivals or consider planning your trip to view a football game at Texas A&M.  Finally, if relaxation is what you need after all this activity, visit the local Bryan-College Station Farmer’s Market or Lake Bryan to cool off and see the local flavor.

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Walk with Pride in Bryan-College Station

 

In 1994, I was chairman of the Public Relations Committee for the Bryan-College Station Association of Realtors and wanted to make a stand for something important and something that would benefit underprivileged children.   I had been involved in a similar project in Corpus Christi  and decided to share the idea with the Association of Realtors.  Walk with Pride  originated to buy shoes for the new school year for needy children.  The funds raised would predict how many shoes could be bought and to then find a place that would help us with the cost of the shoes.  Pay-Less Shoes agreed to help by discounting the price of certain shoes to a set price.  That first year, we bought about 200 pairs of shoes and each year since, the fundraising efforts have  risen so that today  we are able to buy twice that amount.

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Walk with Pride is a fundraiser that raises money so every child can have a new pair of shoes when they start school.

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The first fundraiser was a Realtor Style show which we were able to raise money by ticket sales and raffles.  All the models were Realtors in Bryan College Station and from associated businesses so it was fun and challenging to get non-models on the runway.  That fundraiser went on for several years, and then the Public Relations Committee became the Community Projects Committee and the main fundraiser has become a 5K run/ 3K walk.  The walk is open to anyone in the community who likes to support special causes that benefit local kids who can proudly start school each year in a new pair of shoes.

The names of the children who receive a voucher to come to Pay-Less on the Event day are provided to us by the Department of Human Services and what an event that day is!  The children and their parents/guardians show up at Pay-Less Shoes and each child goes into the store and picks out his new pair of shoes for school.  Volunteers from the Bryan-College Station Association of Realtors help check the kids in and help them pick out, try on and check out their new shoes.   We invite as many kids as we have raised money to buy a certain amount of shoes.   The looks on the faces of the children is a heartwarming experience and has brought a few tears to many eyes over the years.

The 2013 Walk With Pride fundraiser  is a 5-K run/3-K walk and if anyone is interested in signing up for the race/walk, you can call the Bryan-College Station Association of Realtors @ (979)846-3751.  The date is April 20th at 9:00 a.m. at Central Park in College Station.

 Every dollar raised goes to purchase shoes and if you want to spread joy in our community, please help.  For every 10-15 dollars we raise, we can buy one more pair of shoes and it would be my greatest joy to know that no child in our community went to school without a new pair of shoes.   It seems like a little thing, but to a child (and their parents) it is a huge thing.