Bryan is a city near Houston that neighbors Hearne and College Station. Families searching for homes for rent will enter an area rife with opportunities, with locations such as Sue Haswell Park, Longhorn Tavern Steakhouse, Village Cafe and The Frame Gallery.
Interesting Information About Bryan
Trains have played a pivotal role in the city's history. The city owes its name to William Joel Bryan, who sold a tract of land to two railroad developers, Abram Groesbeck and W.R. Baker. They helped galvanize Bryan's development as a city by helping the Houston and Texas Central Railroad transport goods.
The city was officially incorporated in 1871.
The fist public school in the city opened in 1880.
The city's mantra is "The good life, Texas style."
Numerous newspapers have informed the citizens of Bryan over the years. The city's first paper was called Brazos Pilot, a weekly that started in 1876. The 1800s proved a fertile time for the printing press in Bryan - Bryan Weekly Eagle was founded in 1889. The first daily in the city was called the Bryan Eagle, and was established in 1910. This replaced both papers, giving renters of the city more up-to-date information.
The city was known as a robust agricultural sector. The soil around the city furnished renters with large amounts of cotton. Cattle and oil were also prominent sources of the city's early economic success.
Resources for Renters
The city's website will help new renters get situated. The site includes numerous links, such as "Infrastructure Improvements," which will bring a resident to pages on capital improvement projects, future capital improvement projects and the city's stormwater management program. The site also has press releases and a number of other sources.
The website for Bryan Independent School District provides information on upcoming events, links for parents and students and a page called "Schools" that divides schools based on elementary, middle and high school levels.