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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

Galveston Photography, 1860-1890

Published: Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Rosenberg Library announced its newest exhibit: Galveston Photography, 1860-1890. The exhibit will include the earliest known photographs of downtown Galveston which were taken by Sache & Potter Studio in 1861, just before the Civil War. Read more.

September 2018 - Vintage Pepper Mill from the Balinese Room

Published: Thursday, September 06, 2018

During the month of September, Rosenberg Library will exhibit a pepper mill from the legendary Galveston nightclub, the Balinese Room. This ca. 1950 souvenir was recently donated to the library by Louise Hagood. Read more.

August 2018 - 1850 Galveston Bay Survey Post

Published: Monday, August 06, 2018

During the month of August, Rosenberg Library will exhibit a cedar post used in the first U.S. Coastal Survey of Galveston Bay in 1850. This artifact was found at Flanders Station and was donated to the library by S.M. Wilcox in 1925. Read more.

Battle of Galveston Part 3 - The Watchmen - E5

Published: Monday, August 06, 2018

We join Kathleen Maca, author of 'Galveston's Broadway Cemeteries',  on the roof of the Hendley Building where the JOLO Guard stood watch during the Civil War. Rosenberg Library's Museum Curator, Eleanor Barton, shows the JOLO Guard's log book. Read more.

Keeper Ling Within a Mile of the Jetties

Published: Wednesday, August 01, 2018

Our bay/jetty trips produced excellent catches on shark, especially bonnethead sharks. We also found larger stingray and a keeper ling within a mile of the jetties this morning. Read more.

A Bird in the Hand

Published: Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Just about every week she rounds up some friends and heads down to The Strand. There, she pours some peanuts into her hand watches as other friends arrive – these of the feathered variety: a flock of pigeons that eagerly climb onto her outstretched hand. Read more.

18 Photographs in 72 Hours by Nikola Olic

Published: Tuesday, July 31, 2018

This photography collection represents a weekend in Galveston by Nikola Olic, a photographer living and working in Dallas, Texas, focusing on architectural photography and abstract structural quotes. Read more.

29 Kingfish, Several Stingrays to 180 lbs

Published: Thursday, July 26, 2018

We had a light northeast wind and found clear water beyond 25 miles and picked up 29 kingfish. Largest catches of the week were several stingrays to 180 lbs. and today a hammerhead over 8 ft. was caught and released unharmed.  Read more.

Battle of Galveston Part 2 - "My Father Is Here" - E4

Published: Friday, July 20, 2018

We visit the grave of a union soldier killed in the Civil War battle known as the Battle of Galveston. Rosenberg Library's Museum Curator, Eleanor Barton, shows two sketches of the battle. Read more.

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.

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