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.
Galveston's Best-Kept Secrets
Think you know Galveston? You may be surprised! Galveston.com blogger Bobby Stanton opens the door to some of the best features of the Island, that may just also open your eyes! Read more.
Dellanera RV Park Offers Hook-Up Sites Right on the Beach
Have you ever dreamed of having a home right on the beach? That’s what those visiting the island in an RV can have – so to speak. Read more.
GET ME, LLC Expands Into Galveston
Groceries, rides, errand services, and much more are now available 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.
Ten Things to Do in Downtown Galveston
As a local, it is not at all uncommon to be asked “What is there to do in Galveston?” To me, it seems like such an odd question. The question really should be more like “What ISN’T there to do in Galveston?” Read more.
7 Must Do Family Activities
If you’re running low on ideas that will make everyone happy this summer, here are our suggestions for some must-do family experiences on the island. Read more.
8 Free Things to Do in Galveston
Galveston.com blogger Bobby Stanton takes a look at eight great things to do on the Island, all within steps of downtown, the harbor, and the glorious East End. Read more.
Galveston Island to Host Fireworks, Beachfront Parade for July 4th Weekend
If you’re looking for a change of scenery to celebrate Independence Day, Galveston Island is just the place to make your holiday a true getaway. Read more.
Hotel Galvez to Celebrate 105th Anniversary
Texas’ only historic beachfront hotel - Hotel Galvez & Spa®, A Wyndham Grand® Hotel and Historic Hotels of America member - will celebrate its 105th anniversary on Friday, June 10, 2016. Read more.
Three Summer Musicals Coming to Moody Gardens
Toes are sure to tap this summer as the musicals, American Pride, The Night the Music Died, and Hello, Dolly! come to Moody Gardens Hotel, Spa and Convention Center. Read more.
Sweet Tooth, Galveston Style
Let’s be honest here. Who hasn’t at least thought about the idea of eating dessert before your dinner? Just as I suspected; I’m not the only one who’s actually made the dessert-before-dinner play. Read more.