Galveston, Texas Living

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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

The Grand Kids Festival Returns April 7th

Published: Thursday, March 22, 2018

The 23rd annual Grand Kids Festival is set for Saturday, April 7. Sponsored by The Grand 1894 Opera House, this fun, family event - with a special "pirate" theme - will take place from 10am-5pm in historic downtown Galveston's Cultural Arts District on Postoffice Street Read more.

First Week Winners Announcement

Published: Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Prior to the annual Galveston FeatherFest, birders and photographers alike are encouraged to submit their photos for cash prizes! Here are the winners of Week 1: Read more.

UTMB Scientists Identify Enzyme Involved in Faulty Brain Cell Communication in Alzheimer's

Published: Friday, March 16, 2018

A new study from The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston has provided researchers important insights about an enzyme within the brain that plays a critical role in Alzheimer's. Read more.

Lindsay Lives and Breathes All Things G-Town

Published: Wednesday, March 14, 2018

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

Magnolia Being Planted at City Hall in Loving Memory of Galveston's Own Steel Magnolia

Published: Thursday, March 08, 2018

Family, friends and colleagues will gather to honor Galveston’s own “Steel Magnolia” Lyda Ann Thomas by unveiling a tree planted in her memory by the Galveston Island Tree Conservancy. Read more.

Shining New Light on Halting the Progression of Alzheimer's disease

Published: Thursday, March 01, 2018

A new study from The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston shows that using near infrared light on the heads of mice can effectively reduce vulnerability to the damaging effects of a toxic chemical in the brain known to be involved with the onset of Alzheimer’s. Read more.

Galveston Trolley Rolls Out 2018 Spring & Summer Hours

Published: Wednesday, February 28, 2018

As we welcome spring on Galveston Island, the Trolly hours of operation have been set for the 2018 spring and summer season. Read more.

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. Video
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