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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

Last Week For Red Snapper In Federal Waters For Charters

Published: Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Most red snapper limits are coming from 23 to 30 plus miles out. Catching kingfish 11 to 30 miles out on rocks, wrecks ,oil platforms, and buoys. Read more.

Several Large Snapper Lost to Blacktip Sharks

Published: Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Our red snapper limits came from trips fishing beyond 25 miles with fish up to 20 lbs. Lost several large snapper to larger blacktip sharks. Read more.

Singer / Songriter Clarence Bucaro Returns to Galveston's Old Quarter August 11

Published: Thursday, July 05, 2018

Don't miss Clarence Bucaro, whose powerful new album is - according to Rolling Stone - "Buoyant, sometimes playful folk songwriting with a deep well of social consciousness." Read more.

Battle of Galveston Part 1, The Cannon Balls - E3

Published: Wednesday, July 04, 2018

On January 1, 1863, the Civil War battle known as the Battle of Galveston began. Lee and George visit the site of the battle and see cannon ball damage on a downtown building. Read more.

Snapper Limits Up to 20 Plus Pounds

Published: Wednesday, July 04, 2018

Aqua Safari Charters report Mangrove snapper becoming abundant. Kingfish more scattered. Read more.

July 2018 - Galveston's July 1987 Recall Vote

Published: Tuesday, July 03, 2018

During the month of July, Rosenberg Library is exhibiting two political signs from the recall vote which took place in Galveston in July 1987. Read more.

Five Women. One Saturday.

Published: Monday, July 02, 2018

What do you do when five women show up at your house in Galveston? Read more.

The Panoramic Sketch - E2

Published: Friday, June 29, 2018

In this episode we see a sketch drawn in 1855 of the harbor and downtown. The story takes us to Pier 21 and The Tremont House. Read more.

Newly Developed Therapeutic Shown to Combat Drug Addiction

Published: Friday, June 29, 2018

A new therapeutic may help reverse chemical imbalances made to the brain by habitual drug use and could one day help recovering drug addicts avoid future drug use.   Read more.

First Spanish Mackerel of the Year Offshore

Published: Wednesday, June 27, 2018

"Island Girl" reports more action on mangrove snapper. Weather conditions are improving. Read more.

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