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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.

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

Historical Facts About Hotel Galvez & Spa

If the walls of the Hotel Galvez & Spa could talk — and given that the historic hotel is rumored to be haunted, many people believe they do talk — oh, the stories they could tell. Read more.

Potential Zika Vaccine Protects Against Infection, Pregnancy Transmission & Testicular Damage

For the first time, a collaborative team led by The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston has shown that a potential Zika vaccine quickly can protect fetuses against infection as well as protect males against testicular infection and injury. Read more.

Fun & Spooky Activities to Tackle this October

Galveston, known for its beaches and sunshine, also has a dark side to it as well. Check out 13 spooktacular Halloween events coming up this October. Read more.

5 Fantastic Reasons You Need to Visit Galveston this Fall

Get on Island Time this Fall because of these wonderful reasons. Read more.

Oxidative Stress Produces Damage Linked with Increased Risk of Preterm Birth

A group of scientists led by Ramkumar Menon at The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston have gained new insights into what factors lead to preterm birth. Read more.

10 Historical Facts You Probably Don't Know About Galveston

How many of these historical Galveston facts do you know? Read more.

Seven Reasons to FALL for Galveston This October

Fall brings beautiful weather and some of the BEST events the Island has to offer. Check out seven things you can do this October! Read more.

Shows at The Grand to Benefit Mainland Relief Efforts

Galveston fared well and is now in a unique position to help our neighbors. Donations will be accepted to aid those who may have been affected by Harvey. Read more.

Trolleys Cruising the Seawall and Downtown After a Brief Pause

Take a look back at the origin, current state and promising future of the Galveston Island Trolley. Read more.

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