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.
Hotel Galvez Sponsors Revival of Historic Bathing Beauty Revue
Guests can expect live music, a vintage car show, vendor and craft beer booths and “Bathing Beauties Contest” when 40 contestants compete in vintage and vintage-inspired swimwear for cash prizes. Read more.
AIA Sandcastle Competition Kicks Off June 4 on East Beach
Like a Phoenix rising from the ashes, Galveston’s East Beach shoreline will give rise to some mind-blowing artwork when the AIA Houston Sandcastle Competition kicks off on June 4. Read more.
Galveston.com Captures 4 Stevie Awards
Galveston.com & Company was named the winner of Stevie® Awards in four categories in The 14th Annual American Business Awards. Read more.
Riding the Rails: A Journey Into Galveston's Quest for Prosperity
With the help of the railway, Galveston effectively sealed her reputation as the Queen City of the Gulf. Read more.
Revisiting Stewart Beach
If beach going is on your agenda, you have several choices of sandy, sun drenched playgrounds to choose from, and for many, the obvious choice is Stewart Beach. Read more.
GHF Homes Tour Continues This Weekend
A drive along Galveston streets and her quaint neighborhoods is a sight for sore eyes for visitors and Islanders alike. Read more.
Rosenberg Library May Treasure of the Month
During the month of May, Rosenberg Library remembers the iconic Nathan’s department store in Galveston. Read more.
New Beaches, Attractions To Explore in Galveston This Summer
Summer is on the horizon and the Galveston shore is calling your name. Answer it – and immerse yourself in new adventures, from flyboarding over the bay to sliding through the world’s tallest water coaster! Read more.
Ball High Robotics Team Crowned Champions at VEX Worlds 2016
More than 1,100 robotics teams from 30 nations gathered at VEX Worlds last weekend to compete during three days of intense back-to-back matches for the chance to become World Champions. Read more.
Seawall Interpretive Trail Call for Art Announced
Do you want 5 million people to see your artwork every year? Project SIT, a program of the Artist Boat, will beautify 70 concrete benches with hand painted mosaic tile by December 2016. Read more.