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Life in the Brazos Valley

The Brazos Valley boasts an amazing quality of life, both with small town charms and big city feels. Our Life in the Brazos Valley series is spotlighting the many things you can experience when your work day here ends.
Check out our video features, then learn more about why you should live in the Brazos Valley.
New videos will be added regularly.

Aggie Ring Day

At events held during the school year, Texas A&M University students receive their Aggie Rings, one of the most treasured symbols of the institution. More than 60,000 Aggies attend A&M to earn valuable degrees...and the ring.

Brazos Valley Symphony Orchestra & Brazos Valley Chorale

The Brazos Valley Symphony Orchestra (created in 1981) and the Brazos Valley Chorale (founded in 1969) provide exceptional music to help enrich the arts in our community. The two groups regularly perform together.

Celebrating Hispanic Culture

The Brazos Valley is a culturally-rich and diverse community. To mark the start of Hispanic Heritage Month, Fiestas Patrias Mexicanas of Bryan/College Station celebrates during a First Friday in Downtown Bryan and with a parade in the city. Fiestas Patrias also raises money for scholarships. Thanks to generous donors, sponsors and volunteers, more than $350,000 in scholarships have been given to local youth from 1990-2019.

First Friday in Downtown Bryan

The first Friday of each month, Historic Downtown Bryan buzzes as thousands of people enjoy the shops, restaurants, music and cultural activities.

George H.W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum

The Bush Library is home to the story, archives and artifacts of the 41st President of the United States. His fondness of the community's spirit, service to others and patriotism drew him to locate his library on the campus of Texas A&M University.

Restaurants and Dining Options

Whatever your tastebuds desire, the Brazos Valley has an eatery for you. From fine dining to casual comfort, there are a wide range of restaurants to set the mood you want. Texas is known for its barbeque and tex-mex, but any cuisine you are craving, we have it.

Santa's Wonderland

Each winter, the holiday season comes alive at Santa's Wonderland: A Texas Christmas Experience. The biggest Christmas attraction in the State of Texas has brightened the lives of hundreds of thousands of visitors, and it gets bigger every year.

STEM Education

The National Center for Therapeutics Manufacturing at Texas A&M University is one of the many Brazos Valley groups providing quality STEM education in our area. At NCTM, the BioFORCE summer academies expose high school students to how cutting-edge research and medical discoveries become new drugs and pharaceutical treatments.


Serving others and giving back. They are central tenets to living in the Brazos Valley. Companies and their employees have the chance to serve and give in a variety of ways through a variety of non-profits, including the Aggieland Humane Society and the Brazos Valley Food Bank.

We also invite you to check out our Made in the Brazos Valley and Be in the Brazos Valley videos.