College Station, Texas, might look like a calm, modest city at first due to its large houses, big green fields, and old trees that shade the streets. But, while it is a peaceful community to live in, College Station is also rich in culture, lively, and full of entertainment. Home to one of the most prestigious universities, Texas A&M, College Station is home to more than 60,000 students. With so many students inhabiting the city, College Station has a lot to see and a lot to do for students to stay entertained. The Standard at College Station can help future residents find their way around the city as well as find the best apartments near Texas A&M.
Moving to a new city can be stressful and nerve-wracking. It takes time to get to know new people, to explore the city, and to learn how to live on your own. A significant change for students is not just learning to take care of themselves in their apartment, but also learning to live with roommates. Living on your own for the first time is a whole new world in and of itself, and it can get confusing and scary. To take some of the pressure off of moving, follow these relocation tips by The Standard at College Station.
With so many students and TAMU, at the heart of it, College Station is a true college town, featuring an abundance of bars, clubs, and restaurants. If nightlife is something that grabs your attention, then the Northgate District is the place for you to live. The Northgate District is located directly across the main campus, so if living in apartments near Texas A&M is a priority for you, Northgate is as close as you can get. Most of the restaurants in the Northgate District cater to students, so they tend to be fast and inexpensive. However, the area does have it’s gems if you venture out of the traditional, big-name joints.
College Station is a big city and very spread out, so the most convenient method of transportation and the one most students have, is a personal vehicle. The city does offer public transportation in the form of district busses. However, the city is so large that taking a bus can get complicated when dealing with a tight schedule. At the university, A&M provides it’s own bus transportation for students, so getting around the vast campus is as easy as parking your car and getting on the right route.
If shopping is more of your thing, then Downtown Bryan is where you should go. The popular Post Oak Mall is nearby, as well as many locally-owned shops. Downtown Bryan is also home to many antique stores, art galleries, and gift shops. The area offers a diverse and “non-college student” centered atmosphere while being only about 15 minutes away from campus. Whether or not you live near Downtown Bryan, this is always a fun spot to bring the family when they visit. You’ll find that, in this historic area, it is easy to lose track of time and spend the whole day browsing through its many shops and stores.
College Station, TX, offers many TAMU student housing options. Once you find the perfect apartment for you, there are certain things you should do to ensure that your stay there is as pleasant as it can be. One of the most important aspects of having living comfortably is getting along with your roommates. To avoid any problems, it is helpful to make a roommate agreement at the beginning of the semester. This agreement will serve to establish a set of guidelines or preferences that both you and your roommate are in accordance with so that neither does something that will upset the other. It is also a good way to establish boundaries if you are a person who needs their own personal space. The roommate agreement is also a good time to set precautions to reduce the utility bill. Make sure that you and your roommate are turning off the lights and appliances when not in use, you are washing full loads of laundry rather than multiple small ones, and you are preserving water by taking shorter showers and not keeping the water running when not in use.
When living in an apartment complex, you should be well informed on the agreement that you sign to best understand what you are responsible for. Renter’s Insurance is an important aspect of apartment living that you should be well aware of. It is highly recommended that you get it as it will protect the tenant’s property from any damage that you would otherwise be liable for. Also, know what to expect when living in student housing. While most apartment complexes tend to be quiet and respectful most of the time, it is not uncommon for parties to occur during the weekends. After all, it is mostly students who live there and, on the weekends, they may want to blow off some steam from schoolwork. That is why it is important to choose an apartment with proper insulation.
College is filled with great experiences. Many people consider it the best time of their lives. So go out and have fun, join sports clubs to stay active, and participate in events to meet new friends. College Station has a lot to offer but first, you need to find a good place to live. Contact The Standard at College Station to schedule a property tour.