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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

Have You Seen These Amazing Birds?

Published: Tuesday, November 13, 2018

If you’ve ever seen Sandhill Cranes, you know they are large, elegant birds – standing nearly 4 feet tall, they are hard to miss! If you haven’t, what are you waiting for? Read more.

Top 5 Reasons To Bird Galveston By Car

Published: Thursday, November 08, 2018

The first in a series of "Top 5" birding blogs by Kristine Rivers. Read more.

Island Restaurants Celebrate Community & Cuisine with Galveston Restaurant Week

Published: Thursday, November 08, 2018

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.

Power Grids Are a Powerful Thing

Published: Friday, November 02, 2018

Find out about the new power grid downtown that has eliminated the need for noisy generators at the Lone Star Rally. Read more.

November 2018 - The D.A.R. in Galveston

Published: Wednesday, October 31, 2018

During the month of November, Rosenberg Library will exhibit items related to the George Washington Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution from its permanent collection as well as items on loan from the chapter itself. Read more.

Galveston Fishing Rodeo Wraps Up

Published: Tuesday, October 30, 2018

The results are in for the Galveston Fishing Rodeo. The leader board is impressive. Read more.

Inspiration and Education Through Unique Coastal Experiences

Published: Friday, October 19, 2018

For 15 years, Artist Boat has brought value to our ocean community and restored coastal and marine habitats, educated the public, regional and local students as well as creating hundreds of pieces of public art!  Read more.

Ling, Stingray, Mangrove Snapper, Atlantic Sharpnose Shark and more.

Published: Friday, October 19, 2018

Our recent deep sea trip catches have included ling, large stingray, mangrove snapper, lane snapper, gulf trout, atlantic sharpnose shark, gafftop, and more.  Read more.

Life is an Adventure for Lady of the Sea

Published: Monday, October 15, 2018

I met Crystal, 35, at a Happy Hour at the Proletariat on Market Street. She was kind enough to share her story with Humans of Galveston. Read more.

The Mitchell Family Continues Legacy of Preservation

Published: Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Mitchell Historic Properties recently finished painting the exterior of the Dargan and Tobyn building and it looks beautiful! Read more.

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