Jamaica Beach Real Estate
A suburb of Southwest Galveston and a popular East Beach, Jamaica Beach is a city in Galveston County that was born as a weekend playground in 1956 and prospered during the booming economy of its early years. Located just south of Galveston Island State Park, the Jamaica Beach community was built as a resort subdivision by a marina. Today, it is a prominent community of 1,100 people, and has a reputation of being the safest living area on Galveston Island. Jamaica Beach’s relative geographical isolation has created a strong feeling of independence among residents. To preserve the quiet, quaint feel of the city, residents made sure that over-development did not occur; therefore, the amount of Jamaica Beach real estate is fixed. However, home prices in Jamaica Beach remain fair.
Recreation opportunities are unlimited within and around Jamaica Beach. Stretching from the Gulf of Mexico all the way to the bay side of Galveston Island, Jamaica Beach is surrounded on both sides by nothing but wildlife. Beaches provide for an assortment of outdoor activity from relaxation and reflection to swimming, boating, jet skiing, canoeing, and other water sports. In addition, homes in Jamaica Beach are in close proximity to golf courses, Schlitterbahn, Moody Gardens, and more. Not to mention, Galveston State Park, 2,000-acres of surf, beach, dunes, coastal prairie, fresh-water ponds, wetlands, and bay shoreline, is in close proximity to homes in Jamaica Beach. The community is also home to a variety of pedestrian walking, cycling, and jogging trails for leisurely strolls.
Aside from an abundance of outdoor recreation offered in Jamaica Beach, the vibrant community also offers plenty of opportunity for entertainment. Jamaica Beach offers a small selection of dining and shopping as well as other useful amenities like gas stations, grocery stores, and more. Just a 20 minute drive from the Strand, Jamaica Beach residents are also in close proximity to plenty of unique shops, beachside restaurants, cafes, night life opportunities, beach shops, museums, and more. Not to mention, Seawall Boulevard is just ten minutes away for more bars, dining establishments, shopping centers, and more. Just an hour south of Houston, homes in Jamaica Beach are a short drive from sporting events, world class restaurants, premier shopping, and an assortment of other entertainment options.
Students living in Jamaica Beach attend schools within the Galveston Independent School District. Nearby schools including Oppe Elementary School, Weis Middle School, Central Middle School, and Ball High School serve students in Jamaica Beach, all of which are located in Galveston. For those pursuing post-secondary education opportunities, Galveston College is just a few minutes away from Jamaica Beach homes, as well as some of Houston’s colleges and universities.