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.
The Debate Is Over: The Margarita Was Invented In Galveston
A lot of sources debate our claim that Santos Cruz invented the margarita at the Balinese Room for singer Peggy Lee. Read more.
#LoveGalveston Photo Contest - A Chance to Win Cash, and Be the Face of Galveston
There’s nothing like spending “island time” with your family, taking in the Galveston coast while making memories you’ll cherish for a lifetime. While your memories may be priceless, capturing them in a photograph could lead to some extra bonuses. Read more.
UTMB Scientists Uncover How Zika Virus Causes Microcephaly
A multidisciplinary team from The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston has uncovered the mechanisms that the Zika virus uses to alter brain development. These findings are detailed in Stem Cell Reports.
Emerging Adults May Be Mixing Drug, Alcohol, Firearms, Study Finds
While drugs, alcohol and firearms do not mix well, new research finds that among some young adults the three may often go together. Read more.
UTMB Researchers Discover Reason for Permanent Vision Loss After Head Injury
Research from The University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston has shed new light on what causes the permanent vision loss sometimes seen in the wake of a head injury. Read more.
10 Reasons You Should Get On "Island Time" in Galveston
The advent of spring in the Lone Star State heralds the arrival of warm weather, vibrant blue skies and blooming bluebonnets. Read more.
Exploring Galveston's Past through Museums, Attractions and Historic Buildings
When visiting the beach or relaxing at one of Galveston’s renowned resort hotels, the island’s historic past might not be the first thing that comes to mind. Read more.
The Port of Galveston Continues to Make History on Galveston Island
The next time you pass by the bustling docks and wharfs of the Port of Galveston, take a moment to let the history and impact of the facility sink in. Read more.
First of 1 Million Cubic Yards of Sand Has Been Pumped Onto the Beach
The first of 1 million cubic yards of sand has been pumped onto the beach in a $19 million project to replenish over 3.5 miles of beach along Galveston's seawall.
Hydrogen Sulfide May Be a Promising Tool in Fighting Highly Infectious Viruses
Scientists may have discovered a promising new tool in the battle against highly infectious viruses such as the influenza virus, Ebola virus, Rift Valley fever virus and others. Read more.