Bryan/College Station by the Numbers

There’s an old saying, “Numbers don’t lie.” We thought we’d pass along a few interesting statistics about the place we call home.

This is a great time to build a new home.

According to, the average price for new homes in Bryan-College Station increased by about $4,000 in just the past month. Building a new home in Bryan/College Station now allows you to lock in the best price for your new home, and possibly gain equity in your home before you even close.

The cost of living in Bryan-College Station is relatively low.

Compared to both the national average and other cities in Texas, it costs less to live in BCS! With 100 being the national average cost, Bryan-College Station ranks 87.5 for groceries, 91.4 for healthcare, and 83 for transportation. Averages for Texas are 96.6, 95.3, and 119 respectively.

Crime rates in BCS are low, as well.

One reason so many people decide to purchase a new Bryan-College Station home is the area’s low crime rate. When compared to Austin, for example, the difference is astonishing. Austin’s crime index for violent crimes is 24.9; for property crimes it’s 55. College Station has a crime index of 12.7 for violent crimes and 33.1 for property crimes.

Bryan-College Station is expected to continue to grow.

This is another good reason to build a new home in Bryan-College Station sooner rather than later –demand for new homes in the Brazos Valley will only increase as the population grows. A recent article in The Eagle reports that some estimates predict the population will nearly double in the next 30 to 40 years. From 2000 to 2010, Bryan’s population increased by about 11,000 – and College Station saw a 36.1% increase over the same time period, with around 25,000 people moving to the city.

The secret’s out – this is a great place to live!

No doubt some of us would like Bryan-College Station to remain a hidden jewel. But numbers don’t lie. More and more people are finding out about the charm of downtown Bryan, the area’s lack of traffic, our beautiful wide open spaces, and excellent restaurants.

If you’re considering a new Bryan-College Station home, we’re here to help. Just take a look at our website and you’ll immediately see the RNL difference. Every home we build is unique, beautifully designed and finished, and uses the latest in energy efficient materials and building techniques.

Being a family-owned and family-operated business, we treat all of our customers with respect, care, and personal attention.

Give us a call – we’d love to help!