Living & Working
A Great Place to Call Home
With the amenities of a big city, accommodations of a resort destination and tight-knit friendliness of a small town — all set against the beautiful backdrop of the seaside — Galveston Island is an idyllic place to call home for more than 50,000 people. It could be your home, too.
The story of Galveston is a page-turner featuring adventure, tragedy, opulence, generosity and sacrifice, bound by a strong streak of grit and gumption that are trademarks of its residents even today.
Galvestonians place a high regard on education. The city boasts a strong public and private school system that gives parents and students several options, plus the Island offers three institutions of higher learning.
Healthcare on Galveston Island is world-class with a global impact. Vaccine development, burn care research, Ebola vaccine and treatment research, epilepsy care and tropical disease research are just a few of the areas where the University of Texas Medical Branch has garnered acclaim on a world stage.
With the amenities of a big city, accommodations of a resort destination, and tight-knit friendliness of a small town, Galveston Island is an idyllic place to call home.
More than 50 churches and two synagogues representing every major religious denomination are available in Galveston.
Galveston Island’s diverse economy and robust workforce make it an ideal location for business development.
Galveston Island offers an array of choices when it comes to leasing an apartment home – from budget to luxury, from east end to west!
So you’re an Islander, great! Time to introduce yourself to businesses & services that are here to make your life easier. From insurance agents to roofers, nail salons to Proud Warriors, you’ll quickly see our community offers everything you need!
Here on Galveston Island, our top priority is the safety, health, and wellbeing of our community, its residents, and visitors. We understand the concern and uncertainty you may be experiencing surrounding COVID-19 and are committed to being responsive to your needs and those of all our guests as the situation evolves.