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Health benefits for being surrounded by trees and nature

 

Many people choose masterplanned communities like King Oaks when searching for College Station land on which to build a custom home in the Brazos Valley, for the serene surroundings and stunning natural beauty. But beyond the way the community looks, it turns out there are important health benefits to being surrounded by nature.

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Preparing for spring storms when building a college station custom home

As you probably know, the weather in Texas can be fickle, and if you’re in the process of building a home in the Brazos Valley, or are about to, you may be concerned about how spring storms could affect your construction. The best way to be prepared is just that: prepare. Construction Dive’s guide to storm preparedness for construction sites is a great resource that can help you understand what to expect and how to be storm-ready to protect your College Station custom home.

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Where to go stargazing in College Station

When you live in College Station, the tall trees and verdant hillsides aren’t the only beautiful views you see. At night, the stars can be mesmerizing. It’s not surprising, then, that stargazing is a favorite Brazos Valley activity. A few tips can help you pinpoint the best areas to enjoy the experience.  

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Best tips for taking care of your oak trees


 The towering oak trees are one of the many draws of buying Brazos Valley land, but knowing how to take care of oaks on your College Station property is key to keeping them healthy and looking great. Some important tree care tips can help.

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Best bets for Spring Break fun in College Station

 

It’s almost time for Spring Break, so that probably means you’re thinking about ways to keep your kids busy and happy, and looking into family-friendly places in College Station where you can do things together. Here are 6 activities and events to consider.

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College Station named a top college town again

Forbes’ annual list of the best colleges in the nation is out, and, once again, College Station is in the top 10. The list looks “beyond the institutions” to take a critical look “at the cities and towns they are in,” they said—providing further recognition for Texas A&M and identifying some of the top reasons to live in College Station.

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Brazos Valley wineries on wine lovers' radar

The Brazos Valley may not be the area that first comes to mind when thinking about Texas wines, but that may be changing. The Texas Bluebonnet Wine Trail, with seven member wineries between I-45 and U.S. Highway 290, is more popular than ever, and Brazos Valley Winery Messina Hof just won a Best in Class award at the prestigious 2017 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition. This has further put College Station Wineries on wine lovers’ radar while increasing the enjoyment of living in Bryan-College Station.

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How to pick a community for your College Station home

Having made the exciting decision to build a home in College Station, you have a lot more decisions to make, like what style home to consider, how large it should be, and, especially, where it should be built. The location is one of the most important factors when building a custom home. And that doesn’t just mean your address. The community plays a huge role in the overall enjoyment. So how do you get it right?

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Bryan the #2 best place to get a job in Texas

Looking for a job in Texas? If you live in the Brazos Valley, you’re in luck. Bryan was just named the No. 2 best place to get a job in Texas by career website Zippia. “You might think off the top of your head that Austin would be an excellent place to find a job. And while the capital does offer many opportunities, it isn’t the best in the state according to the data,” they said.

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College Station real estate market forges ahead in 2016


The latest data from Realtor.com shows continued strength in the College Station real estate market, with the median listing price and median price per square foot both up from one year ago.

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