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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

Watch Your Step!

Published: Thursday, June 13, 2019

Many shorebirds nest right on the ground by creating a small scrape in sandy or gravelly areas in which they lay well-camouflaged eggs. Read more.

Remembering Bill Wittliff - A Conversation at The Bryan Museum

Published: Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Bill Witliff died on Sunday at age 79. Witliff joined J.P. Bryan for a conversation at The Bryan Museum in Galveston on August 4, 2018. Read more.

Celebrate World Oceans Day This Saturday on Galveston Island

Published: Wednesday, June 05, 2019

On Saturday, communities across the globe will celebrate World Oceans Day, and Galveston is no exception. Check out some of these activities to join in. Read more.

Summer Fishing

Published: Tuesday, June 04, 2019

Inshore fishing for redfish and speckled trout is great and offshore fishing for a bunch of species is great too. Read more.

June 2019 - Jessie McGuire Dent

Published: Monday, June 03, 2019

During the month of June, Rosenberg Library will exhibit items related to Jessie McGuire Dent, a Galveston educator and civil rights activist. Read more.

Boat Tour to North Deer Island This Saturday

Published: Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Join Kristine Rivers aboard the SS Seagull II, a 45-passenger open-air catamaran, for this special birding and photography tour that will give you the rare chance to view the North Deer Island Rookery. Read more.

Turtles About Town

Published: Friday, May 17, 2019

Turtle lovers of all ages have the opportunity to see nearly 20 colorful Kemp’s Ridley sea turtle statues that have popped up around the island in 2019. Read more.

Galveston Island Beach Revue Returns May 17 & 18

Published: Wednesday, May 08, 2019

Galveston’s vintage past meets present-day fun for the 11th Annual Galveston Island Beach Revue. Read more.

Top 5 Colorful Migrants To See Now On The Island

Published: Friday, May 03, 2019

Kristine Rivers and pals snapped some incredible pics of the Island's flying migrant guests. Read more.

May 2019 - The Galveston Municipal Flag

Published: Friday, May 03, 2019

During the month of May, Rosenberg Library will exhibit items related to a city-wide flag design competition held in the spring of 1916. Read more.

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