Galveston Island is located on the coastline of Texas, just 50 miles south of Houston. Explore the treasures the island has to offer - 32 miles of beaches, relaxed island atmosphere, abundant leisure activities, excellent medical facilities, first-rate restaurants, educational opportunities, numerous attractions, and a vibrant, historic downtown district that offers cruises, shopping, arts, and entertainment!
With year-round offerings for the entire family, Galveston Island is truly a gem of the gulf coast. From fresh gulf seafood, Pleasure Pier, and Moody Gardens, to pier fishing, people-watching on The Strand, and riding bikes along the seawall, Galveston Island is an ideal day-trip, staycation, or permanent residence option within the greater Houston area.
Galveston Island is steeped in history. Tour the stunning Moody Mansion or the equally impressive Bishop's Palace, both built before the 1900 hurricane that devastated the island. Enjoy cafe dining along The Strand while enjoying late 19th century architecture. Stay in one of the island's historic hotels, or just pop in for a fantastic cocktail or brunch!
With beachfront palatial homes, cozy cottages, historic homes dating back to the 19th century, seawall condos, and downtown lofts, Galveston Island offers a residential option for every taste. Whether you opt to live within the "Galveston Grid", or down in Pointe West, Galveston Island allows residents to live according to lifestyle.