Bush School students can enjoy the best of urban and rural Texas. Consistently ranked as one of the best places in the nation to live, the twin communities of Bryan and College Station, adjacent to the Bush School campus and with a combined population of some 130,000, are literally in the "heart" of Texas. Only 100 miles from Houston and Austin and 160 miles from Dallas and San Antonio, Bryan-College Station is within a few hours of many of the beautiful sights of Texas, including the beautiful beaches of the Texas coast. Lake Somerville, a 24,500 acre lake surrounded by a park, is located 30 miles from the University. A network of well-maintained highways and a regional airport serviced by major international airlines facilitate quick transportation between College Station and the rest of the country and the world. The two communities and the University work together to create an environment that is welcoming and affordable to Bush School students.
Bryan-College Station is one of the safest, most family-friendly places in Texas. A range of housing options from large apartment complexes complete with all amenities to comfortable single family homes or duplexes is available and close to the Bush School campus. Both cities have well-maintained parks and recreational facilities, and there are an ever-increasing number of excellent restaurants in both Bryan and College Station. Shopping options range from a large mall in College Station to a host of unique shops in historic downtown Bryan. University and community cultural organizations support a variety of theatrical and musical productions, and local museums and art galleries showcase local artists and bring exhibitions from across the nation.
The average rainfall is 39 inches; temperatures average 52 degrees F during the winter and 93 degrees F in the summer. The area is perfect for gardening nearly all year round.