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February 8, 2022

Four Reasons to love Bryan

With Valentine’s Day around the corner, we thought we’d look into what makes Bryan so lovable? Maybe it’s our community spirit and friendly neighborhoods. Or perhaps it’s how we maintain our small-town charm with a big-town feel. With events, activities and services there’s tons to love about Bryan, but to keep it short and sweet, here’s four reasons we ❤️ Bryan.

Carnegie Library

The History

With the city in its 150th year, it’s no secret that Bryan is teeming with stories from the past. To experience it, you can stroll through our historic downtown, wander through the exhibits at Boonville Heritage Park, explore the artifacts at the Brazos Valley African American Museum, or dive into the historical narrative at the Carnegie History Center.

firefighter and police officers

First Responders

Bryan’s Police (BPD) and Fire Departments (BFD) are two of the best in the country. Their combined efforts keep the community as safe as possible. Over the last 10 years, there has been a 41 percent reduction in Part 1 crimes, and BPD is only one of 3 percent of agencies nationwide to be accredited through the Commission on Accreditation of Law Enforcement Agencies. BFD is one of 400 agencies nationwide to have an Insurance Services Office (ISO) Class 1 top rating, and its EMS service is one of 11 agencies in Texas to be accredited through the Commission on Accreditation of Ambulances Services.

Fiestas Patrias

Cultural Diversity

As a diverse community, the people of Bryan represent many backgrounds, ethnicities, countries and cultures. In 2021, the City of Bryan researched the history of many of these people and their stories. You can check them out here:

Arts and Culture

From painters to musicians to sculptures and murals, Bryan is no stranger to artistic expression. As a designated Texas Cultural District, Downtown Bryan serves as a hub for arts and culture. Visit one of the many art galleries or live music venues downtown. Or stop in for First Fridays and the Downtown Street & Art Fair for a collection of artists and musical performances.

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