With over 60 registered historic structures in its vicinity, the scenic coastal city of Galveston on Galveston Island comes under the Houston area. An ideal second-home location, the place is known for its many attractions that make it a magnet for tourists
Beautiful resort-style homes, tourism, excellent health care, historical sites and cruising are just some of the things that define Galveston. There are several communities within Galveston including Bayou Shore, Central City, Lasker Park, East End and Lake Madeline. All styles of homes can be seen along the coast of this city, and new developments are emerging that feature waterfront homes, condos, cottages and townhomes.
Location and Surroundings
Galveston is connected with Houston and mainland Galveston County by Interstate 45. The city is surrounded by the Gulf of Mexico, Galveston Bay and West Bay
Transportation means in Galveston include the Scholes International Airport at Galveston, the Galveston Railway and Amtrak’s bus services.
The zip codes for Galveston are 77550 and 77555.
Recreational Activities and Schools in Galveston
As a tourist destination, Galveston offers unlimited options for recreation. There are numerous historical and architecturally significant sites from the 19th century to explore around the island and city’s six historic districts.
- Moody Gardens Golf Course – a public golf course with a range of facilities.
- Galveston Country Club – a private golf course.
- The Strand National Historic Landmark District, commonly referred to as The Strand, contains Victorian-era structures that are presently being used for historical exhibits, museums, art galleries, antique stores, retail outlets and restaurants.
- There are inevitably several seafood restaurants in the area such as Shrimp and Stuff, Black Pearl and Fisherman’s Wharf. Other places to dine include Saltgrass Steakhouse, Rudy & Paco, The Spot and Eatcetera.
- Cruising – Passengers can enjoy cruises from Galveston’s port, including Disney’s Cruise Line to the Bahamas and the Caribbean.
- Galveston Arts Center
- Galveston’s Performing Arts – including the Galveston Symphony Orchestra and the Galveston Ballet.
- Historic places to see include the Galvez Hotel, The Bishop’s Palace, Ashton Villa, the Grand 1894 Opera House and St. Joseph’s Church.
- Rosenberg Library
Galveston has several public, charter and private schools. These include Ambassadors Preparatory School, Parker Elementary, Austin Middle School and Ball High School, O’Connell College Preparatory School and Seaside Christian Academy.
Texas A&M University at Galveston and Galveston College offer higher education. Galveston is also home to one of the largest medical institutes, the University of Texas Medical Branch.
Galveston city schools are zoned to Galveston Independent School District. School information should be independently verified. The School District should be contacted directly to determine the school and for which area the school is zoned.
Real Estate Trends in Galveston
A wide range of homes can be found for sale in Galveston in many styles. Condos, single family, townhomes or mid/high rise condominiums – there is something for every home buyer. There are canal homes, remodeled seaside cottages, luxury homes situated in exclusive gated communities rivaling those of the Gold Coast in Florida.
Many Victorian homes in Galveston have been restored and luxury beachfront condos can also be found. The average price of a home in this city is $338,605. However, prices can greatly vary depending on the size, design, and style of homes.
More information about beautiful homes currently for sale in Galveston or surrounding areas can be obtained from one of Team Sadler’s skilled real estate agents.
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