Imagine yourself as an Islander living in an elegant Victorian home on a shady, oak-lined street on the Island’s east end, or in a home overlooking the sparkling Gulf of Mexico on the west end. There is a variety of rental property to choose from throughout the Island, from Galveston has the amenities of a larger city, but with tight-knit small town friendliness.
Its ethnically diverse citizens have worked together to make their city better since the early days of its founding in 1836. When faced with adversity, Galvestonians unite to solve whatever obstacles may arise. Non-profit organizations and community groups offer a variety of volunteer opportunities regardless of your interests or desired area of service.
The Island has a multifaceted economic base with expanding job markets in tourism, the medical field, marine-related fields, as well as other areas. Education, banking, insurance and marine industries also are job fields that contribute to the strong, diverse economy. Island life is enhanced by the absence of drive-time traffic reports on the radio and heavy traffic delays. The major thoroughfares are rarely heavily congested, even during peak times. And it takes no more than 15-20 minutes to get anywhere you want to go on the Island.
All this time saved driving to work and running errands can be spent enjoying Island life.
When the work day is over, pack a picnic dinner and some easy chairs and head to the beach. Temperatures are moderate, so outdoor activities are enjoyable year-round. Relax and enjoy watching the waves roll in at sunset as sandpipers scurry along the edge of the gulf water.
Rosenberg Library June 2016 Treasure: Galveston's Garden of Tokio
During the month of June, Rosenberg Library will exhibit a small collection of items related to the Garden of Tokio, a beachfront dancing pavilion which opened in 1921 as part of Galveston’s Joyland Park. Read more.
Galveston Kicks Off 2016 Summer Season
After setting record visitation last year, Galveston is ready for a busy summer. Read more.
Galveston Historical Foundation Announces HARBOR CITY AMBITION Programming
For the next eight months, Galveston Historical Foundation will examine the founding of Galveston by the Galveston City Company and the first two decades of the city’s existence with “Harbor City Ambition; Life in Galveston from 1838-1859”. Read more.
Enjoy a Legacy of Seafood Perfection at Nonno Tony's Seafood Kitchen
What could make a trip to Galveston for fresh seafood more enjoyable? Answer: Finding exquisite fresh seafood at a fantastic price point once you sit down to eat! That was my experience, at my last visit to Nonno Tony's this spring. Read more.
Cruise In and Celebrate Downtown Galveston
The good just keeps on getting better for cruise passengers who arrive in Galveston for a long-awaited vacation to the crystal blue waters of the Caribbean and beyond. Read more.
Babe's Beach a Gift of Love to Island
As a boy growing up in Galveston, A.R. “Babe” Schwartz fell in love with the island and its beaches, even working as a lifeguard during summers while in high school. Read more.
GET ME, LLC Expands Into New Markets, Including Galveston
Groceries, rides, errand services, and much more will soon be at the fingertips of thousands of more consumers, as the enterprising start-up GET ME, LLC ("get me") expands into Galveston and other markets. Read more.
Summer Events on Galveston Island Bring Sand Castles, Corvettes and More
This summer, Galveston will be a hot spot for fun festivals and special events, including one of the nation’s largest sandcastle building competitions and Texas’ largest craft beer festival. Read more.
8 Things to Do on a Rainy Day in Galveston
You’ve just landed in Galveston for some much-needed R&R and glance out the hotel patio window at the Gulf of Mexico. And it's raining. Never fear! Read more.
Moody Gardens Taking Flight With WINGS OF WONDER Bird Show
This summer, visitors will have the chance to get up close to owls, falcons, hawks, vultures and a variety of other bird species as they learn about these amazing creatures and their place in nature. Read more.