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
5 Benefits of Booking Your Vacation Rental Direct
Published: Thursday, January 23, 2020
Every February, vacation rental owners and managers from all over come together to spread one key message: #BookDirect. But what ARE the benefits of booking direct? Read more.
3 Reasons Why Galveston.com & Company is Bracing for the Coolest Winter Ever
Published: Tuesday, January 21, 2020
The team of programmers, designers, and editors at Galveston.com & Company is gearing up for what it believes will be the coolest winter it’s ever experienced. And we’re not talking temperatures. Read more.
Mitchell Historic Properties Announce Sale of Hotel Galvez & Spa and The Tremont House
Published: Friday, January 10, 2020
Mitchell Historic Properties (MHP), owners of the Hotel Galvez & Spa and The Tremont House, have agreed to sell these iconic Galveston Island properties to a well-established Texas-based hospitality management and investment group. Read more.
January 2020 - Central Christian Church
Published: Tuesday, December 31, 2019
During the month of January, Rosenberg Library will exhibit a souvenir plate commemorating Central Christian Church. Read more.
December 2019 - A Christmas Gift from 1905
Published: Tuesday, December 3, 2019
During the month of December, Rosenberg Library will exhibit an antique flower vase which was given to the library in December 1905 by an anonymous donor. Read more.
Our Sandhill Cranes Are Back!
Published: Monday, November 4, 2019
Our Sandhill Cranes have begun arriving in small flocks over the last week or so. Soon we’ll have a few hundred of these elegant birds over-wintering with us, taking advantage of our milder climate and plentiful food resources. Read more.
November 2019 - The W.H.P.A. Horse Show of 1906
Published: Friday, November 1, 2019
During the month of November, Rosenberg Library will exhibit an award ribbon presented to Maco Stewart, Jr. in November 1906. Stewart competed in Galveston’s First Annual Horse Show sponsored by the Women’s Health Protective Association that year. Read more.
Carnival Cruise Line To Add A Fourth Ship In Galveston
Published: Tuesday, October 15, 2019
With Addition of Carnival Radiance and Carnival Breeze, Line Will Carry 900,000 Guests a Year from Galveston, More Than Any Other Cruise Line. Read more.
9 Reasons To Visit Galveston During The Holidays
Published: Wednesday, October 9, 2019
When planning your holiday adventures, you will not want to miss out on what Galveston Island has in store this season. Read more.
October 2019 - The Joseph Seinsheimer House
Published: Wednesday, October 2, 2019
During the month of October, Rosenberg Library will exhibit two 19th century street markers salvaged during the 1960 demolition of the Joseph Seinsheimer residence. Located at 25th Street and Avenue K, the home was one of the first brick residences in Galveston. Read more.