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A+ Bryan Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
B Bryan Cost of Living Cost of living is equal to Texas
9010% less expensive than the US average
919% less expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Bryan cost of living
D+ Bryan Crime Total crime is 6% lower than Texas
Total crime
2,8323% higher than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 363% higher than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-21%Year over year crime is down
Bryan crime
D Bryan Employment Household income is 24% lower than Texas
Median household income
$41,58725% lower than the US average
Income per capita
$22,33025% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
4%12% lower than the US average
Bryan employment
B+ Bryan Housing Home value is 11% lower than Texas
Median home value
$127,40031% lower than the US average
Median rent price
$83312% lower than the US average
Home ownership
46%27% lower than the US average
Bryan real estate or Bryan rentals
B Bryan Schools HS graduation rate is 7% lower than Texas
High school grad. rates
72%13% lower than the US average
School test scores
65%32% higher than the US average
Student teacher ratio
16:11% higher than the US average
Bryan K-12 schools or Bryan colleges

Living in Bryan, TX

Located in the state of Texas, Bryan is a medium-sized city with a population of 80,552 inhabitants. More than a quarter of the residents of Bryan identify themselves as Hispanic or Latino, and 27% of the population speak Spanish as their primary or secondary language. The median age of all Bryan residents is 30, which is well below the national average. This is a good indication that this city could be ideal for young singles.

Whether you’re relocating to a new town to be closer to family, friends or for a new job, living in Bryan could be a positive experience compared to other cities in Texas if you know where to look. With useful information like crime, education, housing and other key data points, finding the best places to live in Bryan and in the areas around Bryan is a much easier task.

The livability score in Bryan is 80 out of 100 and the city is ranked in the 94th percentile of all cities across America. This is a fantastic score, as Bryan ranks well in multiple categories! Bryan has also earned the rare honor of ranking in the top 10 percentile among all cities. If we dig down a little deeper into each category within the livability score, we see that Bryan has higher than average grades for the following: amenities (A+), cost of living (B), weather (B+), education (B) and housing (B+). Bryan does not do well for the following: crime (F) and employment (D). It might be a good idea to take a closer look at each category to find out why.

Location, location, location - possibly the three most important words in your search for a new place to live. Fortunately, in Bryan, there is no shortage of amazing local amenities and interesting things to do.

School test scores can be an important metric in deciding if the local area schools can provide a solid educational system for children. The schools in Bryan have a test score average of 65%, which is well above the US average.

For buyers, real estate will be the largest purchase they ever make and it will also be their most valuable asset. For renters, the monthly rent paid on their Bryan apartments will most likely be their largest expense. Based on tangible metrics like home and rental affordability and appreciation rates, housing in this area has received a score that is well above the average of every other US city.

Certain items on your wish list like shopping, restaurants, nightlife and proximity to public transportation are all important factors to search for. Having said that, perhaps the most important metric to consider when contemplating a move to Bryan is real estate affordability. The median home price for Bryan homes is $127,400, which is 10.7% lower than the Texas average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in Bryan, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 3.1, which is 19.2% higher than the Texas average. Purchasing your new home can come with many financial benefits, some of which are more lucrative than others. Perhaps the most notable benefit could be the appreciation of your new home. Home appreciation rates are a good way to generate tax-free equity on a long term basis. The year over year appreciation rates in Bryan were 5%, and the 5 year appreciation rates came in at 7.6%.

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Our Exciting Vacation to Bryan, Texas

Last summer our family and I spent 3 days in Bryan, Texas. We choose Bryan, Texas because of the rich Texas history that the city portrays.

We stayed at the LaSalle Hotel at 120 South Main Street. The hotel was just beautiful. They have great amenities such as high speed internet and a club lounge complete with a full bar and amazing food. If you get a chance, you also might want to visit Barnhills Country Buffet at 1701 South Texas Ave. Great selection and the food is always fresh and delicious.

A must see in the city of Bryan is The Children's Museum of The Brazos Valley. There are lots of exhibits that the kids will love such as "The Bug" which is a real 1970 Super Beetle car that the kids can paint on and "The Upside Down Passage" that is a room where everything in it is upside down. The Texas Reds Festival occurs each June. I participated in The Grape Stomp which was so much fun. The kids enjoyed the Texas Reds Kid Zone where they loved the obstacle course and the fishing station. We went to visit Coulter Airfield but I have to say I was not impressed with it. My husband and my son, however, loved it. I guess I am just not an aviation enthusiast.

I highly recommend that if you are traveling on vacation in Texas that you visit Bryan.
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