Galveston, TX

Overview

Situated on the gorgeous coastline of Texas is the historic island city of Galveston. Only 45 minutes from the bustling city of Houston, this quaint, seaside community offers beach fun around every corner. Galveston is known for its family-friendly Moody Gardens, the gigantic glass pyramids that house plant and animal wildlife of all kinds. Let your aquatic adventures and safari dreams come to life for the day! Artistic fairs, amusement rides, and vibrant restaurants line the docks of the Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier on the city’s southern shore. To the west, you can explore, fish, kayak, and hike at the Galveston Island State Park. On the eastern end of Galveston are the magnificent East Beach and Stewart Beach, where families love to frolic and visitors love to tour. And, of course, don’t forget Jamaica Beach, where you can stroll the piers and chow down on some of the best food that Galveston has to offer. This island city is a foodie’s dream, and there’s never a dull moment when you live here. Choose to rent an apartment in the midst of Galveston’s beachside charm, and you’ll never want to leave.

8 Neighborhoods in Galveston, TX

  • Campeche Cove

    Located on the picturesque Galveston island, off the coast of Texas, Campche Cove offers good public amenities mixed with a laid-back island style for its residents. Proximity to the Gulf and Galveston Bay on either side makes this neighborhood a preferred location not only for nature enthusiasts and photography buffs, but also for those who are looking to raise a family in a serene and safe environment. The neighborhood's location just 51 miles south of Houston makes it a haven for commuters looking for relaxed weekends away from corporate commitments.

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  • Central City

    The city of Galveston sits right near the coast of the Gulf of Mexico, about 50 miles outside of Houston. As one of the few cities near the beach, people come from all over Texas to enjoy a fun-filled day at the beach and enjoy some of the best seafood in the city. Known for its beachfront homes and great schools, residents love the fact that they can enjoy a walk on the beach after a long day at work.

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  • Downtown Galveston

    Situated on the north east end of Galveston, the downtown area acts as the central business district for locals, and for tourists, it's a charming respite from the beaches on the other side of the island.

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  • Fort Crockett

    Historical Fort Crockett lies southeast of Houston, overlooking the Gulf of Mexio on Galveston Island. Here too, you’ll find the Seawall Boulevard, a major tourist attraction combining art, restaurants, shops, bars, and the beach.

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  • Lake Madeline

    On the eastern edge of Galveston Island, Lake Madeline sits between 81st and 69th along the Seawall. Galveston’s Seawall serves to keep its residents safe by blocking storm tidal surges from overcoming the island during hurricane season. The Lake Madeline area developed mostly as residential homes, apartments, and condominiums.

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  • Lasker Park

    Imagine living in an island resort town, with the beach to the south and world-class dining and resorts just minutes away. Now imagine this resort town blending together the distinct flavors and cultures of the American South and of Texas. That is exactly what you'll find in Lasker Park, a cozy suburban neighborhood on Houston's Galveston Island.

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  • Lindale

    Defined by open green space, palm trees, and bay front views, Lindale is located near the tip of the Galveston peninsula. It wraps around Ferry Road and includes Lindale Park. Stretched between the bay and the Gulf Coast, Lindale apartments are ideal for those who enjoy the water -- swimming, paddle-boarding, boating, sailing, fishing, and beachcombing are all popular pastimes in Lindale. Just outside the neighborhood, the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) provides a variety of area jobs and healthcare. Lindale is roughly two miles from Downtown Galveston and the port, providing the ideal waterfront retreat just minutes from the busy city center.

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  • Offatts Bayou

    Located on an estuary of Galveston Bay, just east of downtown Galveston and 49 miles south of Houston, the Offatt's Bayou subdivision constitutes a charming bedroom community on Galveston Island. Parker Elementary School at 6802 Jones Drive, Odyssey Academy High School on Stewart Road and no fewer than 11 churches within walking distance makes the Offatt's Bayou neighborhood a perfect place to raise children. Away from the more tourist-heavy Galveston destinations, this hideaway has plentiful local color without the crowds you'll find on The Strand.

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