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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

Top 5 Species to See Now Before They Head North

Published: Thursday, March 21, 2019

Our winter guests are about to head north. Here are 5 species worth looking for. Read more.

2019 Week Two Winners Announced

Published: Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Winners of the 2019 FeatherFest Photo Contest include a Reddish Egret having a bad hair day, a lucky Heron, and an unlucky fish. Read more.

2019 Week One Winners Announced

Published: Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Prior to the annual Galveston FeatherFest, birders and photographers alike are encouraged to submit their photos for prizes. Read more.

Galveston Island Events April thru June 2019

Published: Monday, March 11, 2019

With all of the festivals and events that take place in Galveston, it can sometimes be difficult to keep up! Here's a list of events taking place in the next few months: Read more.

Time to Freshen Up!

Published: Monday, March 04, 2019

It.s that time of year. Adults of many bird species are molting from non-breeding plumage into breeding plumage, and juvenile birds are molting into adult plumage. Read more.

Sheepshead - The Fish With Human Teeth

Published: Monday, March 04, 2019

The coming sunshine coincides with the annual abundance and excitement of fishing for Sheepshead, an often misunderstood and funny looking fish with teeth similar to humans. Read more.

March 2019 - Galveston's 1938 Mardi Gras Celebration

Published: Sunday, March 03, 2019

The theme of Galveston’s 1938 Mardi Gras was “A Court in Old England,” and it was described as “one of the most beautiful” Mardi Gras celebrations to date by the Galveston Daily News. Read more.

Beautify the Bucket Competition Returns

Published: Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Artist Boat is hosting its 5th Beautify the Bucket Competition this spring. Individual, groups, and families can claim and paint a trash barrel destined for Galveston Beaches. Read more.

Don't Underestimate Urban Birding!

Published: Friday, February 08, 2019

Kristine & Bobby Rivers spotted a raptor perched at the base of the First Baptist Church steeple. Binoculars revealed what it was. Read more.

Every day a good day for colorful Galveston resident

Published: Friday, February 08, 2019

Humans of Galveston met Peter Cangelosi on The Strand, where he was soaking up sunshine and good music by local musician Brittany Doyle. Read more.

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