Century Square combines great restaurants, unique shops, and a brand of friendliness you can only find in this corner of Texas, near the Texas A&M campus.

College Station is one of the country’s 15 fastest growing metropolitan areas, with the population projected to double by 2050. But this boom isn’t just population growth. Thanks to an influx of technical and engineering jobs – like the new Biocorridor, a high-tech research area – Texas A&M grads are sticking around, infusing the town with Aggie alumni affability and changing the way College Station approaches planning. With the town’s median age at 26.8, they’ve got to cater to a younger demographic than most areas in Texas, which means more entertainment and dining options as well as a new approach to building neighborhoods, as demonstrated by Century Square.

With the modern living area offering the best of both worlds, Valencia Group went all in, with not one, but two properties, both sitting within Century Square. The high-end, 60-acre district was created so that its retail, residential, and entertainment spaces were within walking distance of the central green space, and are now also within strides of The George and Cavalry Court. With nods to the area’s very roots, the modern and rustic George hotel’s restaurant is named “Poppy,” after George H.W. Bush’s childhood nickname. To suit to the many visiting parents and alumni to the Texas A&M campus, Cavalry Court’s retro vibe brings relaxation and hangout havens, with fire pits and an array of communal spaces. With the two hotels sitting central to the bustle of Century Square, you may check off this list – and them some.


Neighborhood: Century Square (College Station, Texas)

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Century Square in Short

Known For

A wide array of activities, restaurants, and shopping, all within walking distance.

Don’t Visit Without

Making your own grab-bag of penny candies, vintage label Tootsie Rolls, and Slo Poke caramels at Hey Sugar.

Within Reach of

The Texas A&M campus, including the Bush Presidential Library and Museum and the Bonfire Memorial.


Neighborhood: Century Square (College Station, Texas)

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Trivia on the Green

Each Thursday rings in Trivia Night on Century Square’s outdoor communal spot, The Green. Grab a bite at one of the many restaurants to fuel your brain power; teams are quizzed on everything from history and music to cartoons, architecture, and more. With the motto, “the more you know, the more you win,” everyone goes home victorious, and maybe even smarter.

Live Music at the Canteen

The Canteen at Cavalry Court hosts live musicians every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday night. The lineup ranges from folk to country to blues, starring the best touring acts of Texas.

Pint Night at Hopdoddy

Each Thursday, a different local brewery, like Blanco’s Real Ale Brewing, takes over the nationally known Hopdoddy burger bar. Stop in from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. for deals on pints, company giveaways, and lawn games on The Green.



King Ranch Saddle Shop

This pop-up shop may have gotten its start making custom saddles, but now their line is focused on Southwestern-style apparel, boots, luggage, and home furnishings. To get your fix of the Texas A&M Campus Aggie maroon, check our their specially made Armstrong train case or the La Bolsa handbag.

Merge Boutique

This contemporary women’s apparel shop was voted one of Shop Across Texas’ best local stores.

Runway Seven

This is the newest of six locations of this Texas-based women’s apparel shop. This trendy and constantly updating store focuses on effortless yet casual looks that flow seamlessly from day to night.


Neighborhood: Century Square (College Station, Texas)

© Hopdoddy Burger Bar


Piada Italian Street Food

When most people think Italian, they picture heaping portions of pasta with some kind of delicious, but heavy, sauce. Piada serves the kind of Italian most people overlook – authentic street fare, like the piada itself, a burrito-like sandwich from Bologna, and colorful customizable salads.


Located in The George hotel, this bar has an extensive whiskey collection and a staff trained to help you find the perfect base for your Manhattan or Bourbon Fizz.


Porters is looking to redefine fine dining, making Chef Bill Greenwood’s excellently crafted dishes – like whiskey-glazed pork porterhouse or filet mignon with wood-grilled broccolini – approachable and inviting by adding details like a walk-up butchery.

Hopdoddy Burger Bar

This burger joint isn’t your average cheeseburger and fries stop. Each burger is ground daily in-house from beef free from hormones and antibiotics, grilled to order, and served on a freshly baked bun with all the fixins’ sourced locally. Oh, and they have baked parmesan-truffle french fries served with their homemade dipping sauce.


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