GALVESTON

Beautiful scenery abounds in this laid-back and peaceful setting, with marshlands, wetlands, and miles of beautiful beaches

Welcome to Galveston

Beach island town featuring vacation-style living 
 
Galveston, Texas, is a fun and vibrant seaside island town located along the Gulf Coast. Beautiful scenery abounds in this laid-back and peaceful setting, with marshlands, wetlands, and miles of beautiful beaches located inside this stunning community. Here, endless waterfront dining options with food as magnificent as the views are nestled next to incredible shopping opportunities and beautiful residential streets with gulf-front properties featuring the latest amenities. From setting off at nearby marinas or yacht clubs to fishing and lounging at the beach, Galveston offers plenty of activities for its residents to do, making it an attractive piece of real estate in Texas. 

What to Love

  • Beautiful beaches
  • Trendy neighborhoods
  • Easy walkability from home to your favorite shops and restaurants

Local Lifestyle

In Galveston, life is breezy, and residents have plenty to do under the warm Texas sun. Both land and water recreation are aplenty here, and locals have their pick of leisurely swims in the Gulf of Mexico and relaxing days spent boating. Festivals and events bring the community together for holiday festivities, wonderful food, and incredible live music. 

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

One of the best hangout spots in Galveston is Albatross, a local bar that has been serving delicious cocktails since 2011. The outdoor patio is the perfect place to hang with friends, and the bar hosts a variety of events, including the Old Smokey Throwdown and the Summer Party on the Patio series. The vibe is low-key, and the company is always friendly and fun in this beloved Galveston establishment. 
 
Located in the historic Tremont House, Toujouse’s 1888 Bar features a beautiful rosewood bar restored to its natural beauty. In the atrium of the hotel, you can sip on signature drinks like The Free State, The Blue Bonnet, or The Bernardo.
 
Sip on Belgian and American craft beer at Devil and the Deep Brewery. It's the perfect place to relax after a long day. Sip your favorite drink in a space that's hosted a diverse array of events, including live music, science lectures, and art shows.
 
The Rooftop Bar is the only one of its kind in Galveston. A local favorite undergoing renovation, this spot boasts cozy sectional seating, bar-high tables, and one-of-a-kind views of Downtown Galveston and the harbor. When renovations are complete, the bar will be equipped with televisions and enclosed dining areas. 

Things to Do

The Galveston Island Shrimp Festival occurs each September, bringing the best shrimp gumbo on the Gulf Coast to town. The festival is packed with fun activities for the entire family, including a shrimp gumbo cookoff, a 5K run, and a parade.
 
The historic First Evangelical Lutheran Church has hosted Galveston Oktoberfest for over 40 years. During this fall event, visitors are encouraged to come in costume to sample traditional German food and beer while enjoying a variety of activities, arts, crafts, and games.
 
The city is also home to North America's largest four-day bike rally, known as the Lone Star Rally. During this event, over 400,000 people and 150,000 motorcycles come to town to enjoy a weekend packed with concerts, bike shows, and other events for the entire family.

In November, Moody Gardens hosts Holiday in the Gardens. From ice skating and dinner shows to nightly fireside s'mores and visits with Santa, this festival is sure to put you in the holiday spirit.
 
 
 

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Around GALVESTON, TX

There's plenty to do around GALVESTON, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

10
Car-Dependent
Walking Score
25
Somewhat Bikeable
Bike Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Beach Town Tours, Galveston Kayak Outfitters, and Beach Service.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Active 3.4 miles 32 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.84 miles 11 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.98 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.74 miles 26 reviews 5/5 stars
Nightlife 2.87 miles 11 reviews 5/5 stars
Beauty 4.44 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars

Schools in GALVESTON, TX

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The following schools are within or nearby GALVESTON. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
Odyssey Academy - Galveston
PUBLIC
PreK - 12th
2/5
PUBLIC
5th - 9th
5/5
Trinity Episcopal School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Upward Hope Academy
PRIVATE
9th - 12th
No rating available
East End Preschool Inc
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
The Galveston Multicultural Academy
PRIVATE
K - 12th
No rating available
Ambassadors Preparatory Academy
PUBLIC
PreK - 8th
1/5
PUBLIC
8th - 12th
1/5
Morgan El Magnet School
PUBLIC
PreK - 4th
5/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 4th
3/5
Aim College & Career Prep
PUBLIC
6th - 12th
2/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 4th
5/5
Burnet Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 4th
1/5
Moody Early Childhood Center
PUBLIC
PreK - PreK
No rating available
Holy Family School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
O'Connell College Preparatory School
PRIVATE
9th - 12th
No rating available
PUBLIC
5th - 8th
2/5
Rosenberg El Laboratory For Learning And Leading
PUBLIC
PreK - 3rd
2/5
PUBLIC
5th - 8th
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - 5th
No rating available

Demographics and Employment Data for GALVESTON, TX

GALVESTON has 22,387 households, with an average household size of 2. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in GALVESTON do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 51,606 people call GALVESTON home. The population density is 1,232.85 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

51,606

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

42.5

Median Age

50.3 / 49.7%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

0-9:

0-9 Years

10-17:

10-17 Years

18-24:

18-24 Years

25-64:

25-64 Years

65-74:

65-74 Years

75+:

75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree
22,387

Total Households

2

Average Household Size

$32,966.56

Average individual Income

Marital Status

Married
Single
Divorced
Separated

Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

Overview for GALVESTON, TX

51,606 people live in GALVESTON, where the median age is 42.5 and the average individual income is $32,966.56. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

51,606

Total Population

42.5 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$32,966.56

Average individual Income

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