Galveston Homes for Sale
Located on the Texas coast just 50 miles south of Houston, Galveston is a small, romantic island that possesses the charm of a small southern town. The island is surrounded by incredible history and unique beauty from the soft, sandy beaches to the 19th Century architecture, and is home to six historic districts that contain one of the largest and historically significant collections of 19th Century buildings with over 60 structures listed on the National Register of Historic Places. With over 32 miles of beaches, a relaxed atmosphere, abundant leisure activities, excellent medical facilities, first-rate restaurants, educational opportunities, numerous attractions, and a vibrant historic downtown, Galveston residents enjoy the amenities of a large city coupled with tight-knit, small-town friendliness.
Recreation opportunities are unlimited in Galveston. Moderate temperatures allow numerous outdoor activities to be enjoyed year-round, so there is no shortage of fun and unique ways to enjoy life on the island. Home to attractions like Moody Gardens, Pleasure Pier, Schlitterbahn, golf courses, and more, there is always something fun to do close to homes in Galveston. Along the beaches, residents can enjoy leisure activities and water sports; attend events, outdoor concerts and festivals; or walk, bike, jog, or skate along the 10.4 mile seawall, the world’s longest continuous sidewalk. The Galveston community is also home to beach parks with picnic areas, volleyball courts, sports fields, nature preserves, wetlands, and more opportunities for scenic outdoor activities.
Aside from an assortment of recreation opportunities, Galveston is also home to a wide variety of entertainment pursuits. Homes in Galveston are in close proximity to many excellent restaurants, shops, first- class museums, and special events. Plus, the Strand is also home to shops, restaurants, offices, apartments, and night-time hot spots. Residents can also find a number of retail options and entertainment along Seawall Boulevard, 45th Street, 61st Street, Broadway, and Stewart Road. In addition, festivals, theater performances, and special events can be enjoyed in Galveston year round. Not to mention, Houston, the fourth largest city in the United States, is just an hour north for professional sporting events, hundreds of restaurants, theater, live music, premier shopping, and more. With so much to offer, Galveston has an appeal that is undeniable and hard to leave.
Students living in Galveston attend schools within the Galveston Independent School District. The district serves students with two high schools, four middle schools, and five elementary schools. In addition, higher education opportunities are available within the Galveston community with Texas A&M Galveston and the University of Texas Medical Branch. Not to mention, the island is in close proximity to University of Houston.