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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.

From the Blogs

TAMUG to Host Flower Garden Banks Seaside Chats

Published: Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Seaside Chats are informal presentations about ocean topics associated with Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary and the Gulf of Mexico. Read more.

How to Recycle on Galveston Island

Published: Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Recycling on Galveston Island just got easier! Here's your guide to a more environmentally-friendly island life! Read more.

New Resident Finds His 'Strandly' Downtown

Published: Thursday, February 08, 2018

Get a glimpse into the lives of some fascinating people who have made the journey to Galveston, Texas. Read more.

Rhythm and Equality Define Life for Galveston Drummer

Published: Monday, February 05, 2018

Get a glimpse into the lives of some fascinating people in Galveston, TX. Read more.

Ready to Hit the Beach? Start Here!

Published: Sunday, February 04, 2018

Deciding how to have fun on the beach in Galveston can be daunting, even if you’ve narrowed your choices down to spending at least some of your time frolicking in the sand at one of the island’s five beach parks. Read more.

Seven Must Do Family Activities

Published: Tuesday, January 23, 2018

If you’re running low on ideas that will make everyone happy, here are our suggestions for some must-do family experiences on the island. Read more.

Mamady Lives and Breathes Art and Music on the Island

Published: Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Take a look at the lives of Galvestonians with this special blog series: Humans of Galveston. Read more.

Kids, Work and Puppy Love Equal Pure Happiness

Published: Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Look in to the lives of the 'Humans of Galveston.' Read more.

Meet Retired Local Educator Joe Gallagher

Published: Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Island life’s a piece of cake for retired educator Joe Gallagher. Find out more! Read more.

Why Do Snowbirds Love Galveston So Much?

Published: Monday, November 27, 2017

Is it the warmer island temperatures? The wonderful holiday traditions? Take a look at why so many choose Galveston as their winter getaway! Read more.

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