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Galveston, TX

Galveston, TX

Galveston, TX

Moving to Galveston, TX? “Where the Texas Coast Begins”
Moving to Galveston will be a great change of pace. Situated on Galveston Island, just 50 miles south of Houston, Galveston is large enough to fit the bill for a developed large city, but also has the laid-back beach vibe. Galveston’s economy is booming with growth in the tourism, medical, marine, and educational sectors. Find out what to expect when moving to Galveston, TX!

Weather. Galveston has amazing weather. After moving to Galveston, you will enjoy mild temperatures. The summer highs average 85 F, with the winter highs averaging 57 F. While Galveston does have some hurricane risk being on the Gulf of Mexico, the city is protected by a 10.4 mile concrete seawall along the beach.

Recreation. Since you will have great weather to enjoy, you can take full advantage of all the outdoor activities Galveston offers! There are 32 miles of beaches in Galveston, so you have all the ocean activities: swimming, fishing, surfing, boarding, or just having fun in the sun. There are also several golf courses including Moody Gardens Golf Course featuring a $16 million comprehensive renovation by renowned golf course architects. Residents also enjoy biking, volleyball, and bird watching.

Shopping. If you are a shopping fanatic, then moving to Galveston, TX is perfect for you! Galveston has tons of shops ranging from quaint antique shops to modern retailers. Several shopping districts are scattered around town. The Strand is the historic downtown district full of eclectic shops and boutiques. Seawall Boulevard offers everything from fine jewelry to souvenirs. There are shops catering to all sorts from clothing, gifts, gourmet foods, surf specialties, toys, books and more. Everything you need is on the island!

Getting Around. Galveston is a great location! Living in Galveston, you are just under an hour drive to Houston, TX where you have literally everything you can imagine at your fingertips. Houston offers national and international carriers at the two airports in the city. You can explore your new hometown by car (you can get just about anywhere in 15-20 minutes!) or by the city’s bus service. Galveston is also a port, so if you want to hop on a cruise to an exotic locale, cruise ships might just dock in your backyard!

Culture and Entertainment. Galveston has something for everyone when it comes to culture and entertainment. Art galleries, ballet, orchestra, opera, musicals, comedy, you name it, Galveston has it. Don’t miss the 1894 Opera House offering year-round shows from comedies, to musicals, to ballets. A special cultural treat is the Dickens on the Strand which is a Victorian Christmas festival. Galveston is also a historic hub with many homes and businesses on the historic register. Be sure and tour the 32 room Moody Mansion after moving to Galveston!

Education. The Galveston Independent School District serves the area. If you are seeking higher education, you can find many options at Texas A&M Galveston, Galveston College, or UT Medical School.

Helpful Links for Moving to Galveston, TX
City Website
Chamber of Commerce
Resident Information
Public School

The service center for Galveston, TX is located in Houston, TX.

Information about Galveston, TX

Est. Population: 47743
County: Galveston
Latitude: 29.3000
Longitude: -94.7833
Zip Codes: 77550