College Station is located in Brazos County, Texas within the Brazos Valley. Most people know College Station as the home of Texas A&M University, but there is more to do in the city than simply visit the school. College Station is frequently combined with the nearby city of Bryan to create the Bryan-College Metropolitan Area which together had 228,660 residents as of the 2010 census.
When you look at College Station alone, the population in 2010 was 93,857 but this number is growing and officials estimate it was up to 97,800 by July of 2012. The city of College Station covers 49.6 square miles of land.
If you visit College Station, you will be visiting the city that was named the most educated within Texas in 2006 by Money magazine. This is mostly because of Texas A&M University and its large influence on the rest of the city. In fact, this university is considered a Space-, Sea-, and Land-Grant institution and frequently works with or is funded by the Office of Naval Research, the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, and NASA.
The city of College Station is divided up into several districts. Northgate sits to the north of the university and includes a mix of buildings such as entertainment, churches, residential buildings, restaurants, and businesses. Wolf Pen Creek District is next to Post Oak Mall and is large and a commercial development. Here you can find the Arts Council of the Brazos valley as well as an entertainment area and amphitheater. The Wellborn District was its own community until it was annexed in 2011.