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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

Local Lifeguard Sits Down For Q&A

Published: Friday, May 18, 2018

Here on Galveston Island, we have a great group of lifeguards that are not only passionate about their jobs but the island as a whole. Read more.

Don't Forget Postoffice!

Published: Thursday, May 10, 2018

The quarter-mile strip of Postoffice Street between 23rd & 20th St. has dozens of great shops, top-notch coffee, ice cream and more!  Read more.

New Breakthrough Paving the Way for Universal Ebola Therapeutic

Published: Monday, May 07, 2018

A new collaborative study has identified and studied Ebola antibodies that could be used to design universal therapeutics that are effective against many different Ebola species. Read more.

Skye Makes Picture-Perfect Landing in Galveston

Published: Friday, May 04, 2018

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

NASA Supersonic Test Flights Coming This Fall to Galveston

Published: Thursday, April 19, 2018

NASA has announced a series of supersonic test flights that will happen off the coast of Galveston this Fall. Read more.

Laura Expresses Love For The Strand

Published: Wednesday, April 11, 2018

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

How Does Galveston Parking Work?

Published: Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Paying to park anywhere is a necessary evil, but in Galveston, you can see first-hand where your money is going! Find out more: Read more.

New Stewart Beach Pavilion Coming Soon

Published: Thursday, March 29, 2018

The Galveston Park Board approved the design for a brand-new Stewart Beach Pavilion and you're gonna want to see it! Read more.

What Are These Turtle Statues Popping Up Around Town?

Published: Wednesday, March 28, 2018

“Turtles About Town” is a public art project that will feature the beloved local in numerous locations throughout the City, each with a different theme. Read more.

Hospitality Health ER Opens Concierge-Style Emergency Room in Galveston

Published: Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Hospitality Health ER, a family-owned and operated ER, announced that it will be welcoming patients into its Galveston facility located at 4222 Seawall Blvd starting March 30th, 2018. Read more.

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