#6. College Station
Because of the success and popularity of the main campus of Texas A&M University, College Station, TX has been ranked as one of the most educated cities in the U.S. by Money magazine – and four times as a Best College Town by Livability.
Just two hours from bustling metropolitans Austin and Houston, the city owes its name and existence to its location along a railroad. College Station offers affordable cost of living, endless watering holes, economic opportunity, complete with an entrepreneurial, spirited country-western vibe.
Aside from Texas A&M being the biggest employer by a landslide, the city’s top companies include Bryan I.S.D., Sanderson Farms Inc., St. Joseph Regional Health Center and Reynolds and Reynolds. Additionally, industries such as education, retail, hospitality, entertainment and health care are growing in College Station.
But being a great college town means there’s more to the city than a great job. Grab a drink at Dry Bean Saloon or Dixie Chicken, cheer on the Aggies, visit one of the many museums, peruse a unique outdoor art exhibit, go golfing, swim or fish at Lake Somerville State Park and Trailway in College Station. Most of all, be sure not to miss the city’s biggest attraction, the George W. Bush Presidential Library.