Galveston’s historic neighborhoods provide homeowners many unique opportunities. With hundreds of historic structures on the National Register of Historic Places, and thousands of historic houses, Galveston is one of the country’s most important concentrations of late 19th- and early 20th-century architecture. From stately mansions to quaint cottages to the conversions of downtown buildings to residential lofts, Galveston’s older neighborhoods offer a wide range of housing options to fit any budget.
Modern homes on Offatt’s Bayou or raised homes overlooking the beach or bay are available for homebuyers more attracted to waterfront property. From new single-family residences on the beach to condos in restored historic buildings, many new projects have begun and many are on the horizon for housing on Galveston Island.
The Island also offers more traditional housing – ranch-style homes built from the 1950s to 1980s – in neighborhoods throughout much of the Island.
Renters also find a variety of housing styles from which to choose. Because rental property is in high demand, plan on allowing at least a month to find the place just right for you. Houses are available for rent, as well as a large number of attractive loft apartments that have been created on the second and third stories of Victorian buildings downtown. Many apartment complexes, both large and small, round out the Island’s rental market.
Island real estate agents or an apartment locator service will be glad to assist you in finding a home, apartment or condominium that fits your needs, budget and lifestyle.
From the Blogs
The Galveston Island Bucket List
Published: Wednesday, June 06, 2018
There is so much you need to do in your lifetime on the island! Here's the ultimate Galveston bucket list: 50 things you need to do before you kick the bucket. Read more.
Why Do Snowbirds Love Galveston So Much?
Published: Monday, November 27, 2017
Is it the warmer island temperatures? The wonderful holiday traditions? Take a look at why so many choose Galveston as their winter getaway! Read more.
Ryson Vacation Rentals Lending a Helping Hand
Published: Wednesday, September 13, 2017
FEMA vouches are being accepted by Ryson Vacation Rentals. Read more.
Galveston Open for Business and Helping the Mainland with Recovery
Published: Wednesday, September 06, 2017
Galveston was relatively unscathed by Hurricane Harvey and is organizing many relief efforts. Read more.
First of 1 Million Cubic Yards of Sand Has Been Pumped Onto the Beach
Published: Monday, January 23, 2017
The first of 1 million cubic yards of sand has been pumped onto the beach in a $19 million project to replenish over 3.5 miles of beach along Galveston's seawall.
Home and Other Short-Term Rentals a Good Choice When Planning an Island Visit
Published: Monday, August 22, 2016
Thinking about where to stay when spending time in Galveston? Why not try something new! Read more.
Galveston's Tiny Houses Add to Island's Charisma
Published: Tuesday, March 22, 2016
While driving around the island recently, I noticed a tiny house sitting alongside a huge home. I really didn’t think much of it, until I saw another one a few minutes later. Then another, and another. Read more.
Recently Expanded Waterman's Marina: A Great Deal
Published: Wednesday, February 10, 2016
The recently expanded marina at Waterman's Restaurant is offering two months free slip rental with a 12 month contract. Read more.
Galveston Association of REALTORS Works with Galveston.com to Promote Isle Real Estate
Published: Sunday, May 19, 2013
The Galveston Association of REALTORS® now offers an additional way for home sellers to reach a larger audience and provide buyers with a new resource to aid in their home search: Galveston.com now features the Galveston Multi Listing Service. Read more.