Galveston’s historic neighborhoods provide homeowners many unique opportunities. With hundreds of historic structures on the National Register of Historic Places, and thousands of historic houses, Galveston is one of the country’s most important concentrations of late 19th- and early 20th-century architecture. From stately mansions to quaint cottages to the conversions of downtown buildings to residential lofts, Galveston’s older neighborhoods offer a wide range of housing options to fit any budget.
Modern homes on Offatt’s Bayou or raised homes overlooking the beach or bay are available for homebuyers more attracted to waterfront property. From new single-family residences on the beach to condos in restored historic buildings, many new projects have begun and many are on the horizon for housing on Galveston Island.
The Island also offers more traditional housing – ranch-style homes built from the 1950s to 1980s – in neighborhoods throughout much of the Island.
Renters also find a variety of housing styles from which to choose. Because rental property is in high demand, plan on allowing at least a month to find the place just right for you. Houses are available for rent, as well as a large number of attractive loft apartments that have been created on the second and third stories of Victorian buildings downtown. Many apartment complexes, both large and small, round out the Island’s rental market.
Island real estate agents or an apartment locator service will be glad to assist you in finding a home, apartment or condominium that fits your needs, budget and lifestyle.
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