The Island truly has a little something for everyone. Galveston has a lively arts scene, a thriving historic district, and because of its tourism industry, a wide variety of restaurants, clubs, and coffee shops.
It's also a college town. How many cities of similar population have a major academic health care center and a campus of a flagship state university, as well as a top-rated community college?
Galveston offers about 34,000 jobs, according to federal statistics. Per capita that's more than just about any other city in the country.
Historic homes, beach houses, waterfront neighborhoods, condos, downtown lofts, and affordable cottages are all charming options for places to call home on the Island. With so many possibilities, you're sure to find a home that complements your way of life.
Murals Guide to Galveston
A guide to the many eye-catching murals located across the Island. Read more.
Disabled People Not Always Provided the Assistive Products That Make It Easier for Them to Work
There are a range of technologies and devices that can make it easier for people with disabilities to work. However, personal and environmental factors can make employment more difficult and thus need to be taken into consideration. Read more.
Scientists Gain Better Understanding of How Ebola Disables People's Immune Defenses
University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston scientists have unlocked mysteries of how the Ebola virus hampers the body’s natural defenses to speed the rate of infection and its accompanying lethal disease. Read more.
10 Reasons You Should Get On "Island Time" in Galveston
The return of summer in the Lone Star State heralds the arrival of warm weather, vibrant blue skies and blooming bluebonnets. Read more.
HPV Vaccine May Be Effective Against Oral Cancers
While known to help prevent anal and genital related cancers, the Human Papillomavirus vaccine may also provide protection against oral forms of cancer caused by HPV infections. Read more.