Milano Real Estate
Twelve miles southeast of Cameron at the intersection of U.S. route 79 and State Highway 36 you’ll find the city of Milano in Milam County, Texas. Four hundred people call Milano home.
Milano isn’t a busy city like Dallas or Austin, but it does exemplify the traditional Texas foundations that include agriculture, railroads, and ranches. Like in Marquez, Texas, the International Great Northern Railroad laid out the original spot of Milano in 1874, just a mile and a half west of the city’s current site.
History of Milano
Milano’s first United States Post Office opened in 1874 and soon after a Baptiste Church was also established. The community surrounding Milano became a voting precinct in 1880.
Milano locals offer several different origins of the name Milano. One story says that the town was named after Milan, Italy due to the similar climates the cities share, although the climate of Milan in Northern Italy is cold. Another suggestion for how Milano, Texas got its name is that the city’s name was supposed to be Milam, but the United States Post Office Department either got the name wrong or changed it intentionally because Milam, Texas already existed.
When the Gulf, Colorado and Santa Fe Railroad Company built the track between Belton and Brenham in 1881, the town of Milano Junction was established at the intersection with the International Great Northern Railroad, two miles east of Milano. When the economic and social life moved to the new town, Milano was renamed “Old Milano” and Milano Junction became the Milano we know today.
Milano was a popular commercial hub with 500 residents by the late 1880s and served as a shipping stop for hides and cotton made in the area. Truck farming became an essential industry for Milano in the 1920s with watermelon, cantaloupes and tomatoes serving as the primary crops.
The small town of Milano reached its highest population of 920 residents in 1939.
Restaurants in Milano, TX
Smoking Oak BBQ is one the most popular dining spots in town, serving up delicious BBQ. You can dive into a full buffet or order off the menu – either way you won’t be let down by the amazing food that this local restaurant offers.
Ginnos Italian Restaurant is another local favorite, although located in Cameron, Texas. You can chow down on lobster ravioli, fresh baked bread and plenty of other menu options. Make sure to pair wine with your dinner. Ginnos is pure, authentic Italian food that residents from all around Cameron come to enjoy.
Sissy’s Saddleshop Café is a local favorite located off County Road 227 in Cameron. At Sissy’s you’ll find home cooked meals from catfish to chicken fried steak. This is the perfect spot to bring your family for dinner out in the beautiful Texas countryside.
Studying In Milano
Milano is part of the Milano Independent School District. The pre-K through High School educators offer academics and extracurricular activities for all ages. In the Milano School District, your child will always receive hands-on experiences as there is an average of 10 students per every teacher.
· Cross Country
· National Honor Society
· One Act Play
· Student Council
· UIL Academic Teams
Real Estate in Milano
Real estate in Milano includes surrounding towns like Cameron. One of the many benefits of living in Milano is the comfort of a small town with the benefits of being close to popular cities like Bryan College Station. Residents of Milano can travel to College Station for popular restaurants, events, and of course Aggie Football games.
Prospective buyers can either purchase land lots to build their own beautiful custom dream homes or purchase one of the many unique farm and single-family homes in the area. For those looking to be on the water in a luxury home, Star Lake Ranch offers immediate access to the water with plenty of acreage and top-of-the-line home amenities, along with spectacular views.
The average home price in Milano is $60,000 and the cost of living is 24% lower than the United States average.
Let Us Show You Around
As a neighboring community to our Bryan/College Station, we welcome the chance to show you around Milano, Texas. Call us today to set up a tour of this wonderful city. We are confident that we can find you the home that will fit your wants and needs.