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.
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.
BrewMasters Craft Brew Festival Returns Labor Day Weekend
For the past seven years, Galveston’s BrewMasters Craft Brew Festival has served as both a celebration of the brewing arts and one of the biggest and best parties thrown on the island every year. Read more.
Single Ticket Sales Begin August 29 at The Grand
Non-subscription, single ticket sales for The Grand’s 2016-2017 Performing Arts Season begin Monday, August 29, at 9am. Read more.
Digital Forms of Dating Violence Are On the Rise
Many teens experience physical or sexual abuse within their romantic relationships and now dating violence can also be perpetrated digitally by harassing, stalking or controlling a romantic partner via technology and social media. Read more.
UTMB Researchers Protect Against a Lethal Infection of Ebola Sudan 4 Days After Infection
Researchers at UTMB, in collaboration with Arbutus Biopharma Corporation, have protected nonhuman primates against Ebola Sudan four days following exposure to the virus. Read more.
Local Jewelry Designer Honored and Gives Back to Galveston
Island jewelry designer, John Ford, was honored with two Spectrum Awards. One of his recent designs will benefit a Galveston College education event. Read more.
Baby's Checkup and a Shot for Mom
A nearly $1.5 million grant will support a unique opportunity for young moms to get anti-cancer vaccine at baby’s appointments Read more.
Fan Faves for Downtown Shopping
The island’s jewel of a downtown is home to some of the coolest, hippest, funkiest and downright trendy spots to spend the day or evening. Read more.
Drinks With a View
Sunset in Galveston offers a great opportunity to enjoy a cold adult beverage in one of the many watering holes that offer an unbeatable ambience and a great view of the sunset. Read more.
It’s a picture-perfect sunny day, with a soft breeze blowing through the palm trees and sea birds searching the beach and bays for an easy meal. What better time to pull out those fishing poles, right? Read more.