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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.

From the Blogs

Galveston Restaurant Week Returns for 8th Year January 26 - February 10

Published: Wednesday, January 16, 2019

The eighth annual Galveston Restaurant Week - Saturday, January 26th to Sunday, February 10, 2019 - brings Galveston Island's vibrant food scene to life for two full weeks of delicious dining. Read more.

January 2019 - W.K. Hebert & Co.

Published: Friday, January 04, 2019

Established in 1919 by William Kendal Hebert, the firm provided funeral and burial services for the island’s African-American community for more than six decades. Read more.

The Birds of Moody Gardens - Reflections

Published: Friday, January 04, 2019

I found myself spending more time looking at what the birds were doing, not minding that I didn’t see a Spotted Sandpiper along Offatt’s Bayou, or the Belted Kingfisher on the tower in the marsh. Read more.

Love the Ocean? So do we.

Published: Thursday, January 03, 2019

A teenager's perspective of Galveston Harbor tours and seeing dolphins. Read more.

Tuesday Night Love Letters Will Warm Your Heart

Published: Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Hot off the press and hand-delivered by Santa’s elves, this latest book by Galveston authors Gini Brown and Leslie Watts, is guaranteed to add a sleigh full of delight to the holiday season. Read more.

Through the Eyes of a Young Newcomer

Published: Thursday, December 06, 2018

Cody Baird is new to the island and shares his new found enthusiasm for Galveston. Read more.

Yes, You Can Participate In a Christmas Bird Count!

Published: Thursday, November 29, 2018

This is the 119th annual Christmas Bird Count, hosted by the National Audubon Society. The event runs from December 14, 2018 through January 5, 2019, with individual CBCs occurring on specific dates during that time period all across North and South America. Read more.

Do You Sea Turtles?

Published: Monday, November 26, 2018

Have you noticed pieces of authentic artwork popping up? More specifically, grand sea turtle statues! We can attribute that to a project called “Turtles About Town”. Read more.

The Birds of Moody Gardens: A lot to be thankful for

Published: Monday, November 26, 2018

2018 has been a year of surprises as I’ve been much more aware of the bird activity that surrounds me. For me and this 410-acre year project, it truly has been the “Year of the Bird”. Read more.

Holiday Fun Continues in Galveston with Expanded Downtown Lanterns & Lights

Published: Sunday, November 25, 2018

An expanded Downtown Lanterns and Lights has been illuminated in downtown Galveston. Read more.

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