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Overview of Galveston

Galveston apartments for rent are located on the beautiful island located on the coastline of Texas. The original inhabitants of the island were the Akokisa and Karankawa Native Americans. It wasn't until 1817 that the island was founded by Michel Menard and Samuel May Williams, whose homes, among many other early Galveston pioneers, still stand today.

Living in Galveston

Galveston apartments for rent offer residents the opportunity to live in a tight knit, laid-back community. The small-town feel, 32 miles of beach and hour drive from Houston offer Galveston residents the opportunity to enjoy a quiet life with access to urban amenities. Each year, thousands of people visit the island to participate in two of the largest festivals hosted by the city of Galveston. Dickens on the Strand, held in December, is a Victorian Christmas celebration and Mardi Gras! Galveston, hosted between January and March, offers community fun and activities for families, individuals and visitors to enjoy.

The island has made many efforts to preserve the sophisticated style of 19th-century Galveston. The historic museums such as Bishop's Palace, Moody Mansion and Ashton Villa are beautiful examples of the architectural design that was popular during the 19th century. 

Residents living in Galveston apartments on the island of Galveston can get to the Texas state mainland via multiple ferry services. The Texas transportation system offers the Galveston-Port Bolivar ferry service for those who wish to transport their motor vehicles from the island. There are five additional ferries that operate between the island and Texas mainland.

Galveston Apartments and the Cost of Living

The Galveston Housing Authority (GHA) offers residents the opportunity to obtain affordable Galveston apartments for rent. GHA works to help low-income families and individuals and persons with disabilities find safe, sustainable housing. GHA also offers residents in need access to laundry facilities, after school programs for children and on-site maintenance.

Prospective residents of apartments for rent in Galveston have an estimated cost of living index that is 1.2 percent less than the state average and 10.2 percent less than the national average. Members of the Galveston community typically pay $3.45 for a gallon of gas, $4.40 for a cup of coffee and $8.20 for pizza.

Apartments in Galveston Work and Study

Most Galveston apartments are located about an hour's drive from Houston. The business leaders on the island include the Port of Galveston and the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. The leading industries include maritime businesses, technology research, government and education.

Students living in apartments in Galveston don't have to leave the island to continue their education. The city offers students the opportunity to pursue a postsecondary degree at Galveston College and the University of Texas Medical Branch.

Carelton Courtyard - Galveston, TX 77550
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Galveston, TX 77550

$660 - $1000

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Galveston, TX (University Area)


$660 - $1000

240 Units 1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Oceanfront Lofts - Galveston, TX 77551
31

Galveston, TX 77551

$919 - $1665

1-3 Beds 1 Bath

Island Bay Resort - Galveston, TX 77551
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(7)

Galveston, TX 77551

$670 - $1531

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Galveston, TX

(7)

$670 - $1531

458 Units 0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Captain's Landing - Galveston, TX 77551
42

Galveston, TX 77551

$660 - $1005

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Campeche Cove - Galveston, TX 77554
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(7)

Galveston, TX 77554

$599 - $1235

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Galveston, TX

(7)

$599 - $1235

264 Units 1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Stewart's Landing - Galveston, TX 77551
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Galveston, TX 77551

$660 - $1005

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

The Park at Cedar Lawn Apartments - Galveston, TX 77550
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(2)

Galveston, TX 77550

$529 - $1571

0-4 Beds 1-3 Baths

Galveston, TX (Midtown)

(2)

$529 - $1571

192 Units 0-4 Beds 1-3 Baths

Villa Marina Apartments - Galveston, TX 77550
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Galveston, TX 77550

$835 - $1375

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Galveston, TX (University Area)


$835 - $1375

184 Units 1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Driftwood - Galveston, TX 77551
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(3)

Galveston, TX 77551

$685 - $1060

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Galveston, TX

(3)

$685 - $1060

238 Units 1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Lakeside At Campeche - Galveston, TX 77554
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(7)

Galveston, TX 77554

$575 - $1040

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Seaside Village - Galveston, TX 77551
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Galveston, TX 77551

$755 - $1450

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Galveston, TX (Midtown)


$755 - $1450

92 Units 1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

The Broadwater - Galveston, TX 77551
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Galveston, TX 77551

$699 - $1299

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Voyager at Space Center - Houston, TX 77058
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(3)

Houston, TX 77058

$1115 - $2135

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Avana Grand Palms - Webster, TX 77598
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Webster, TX 77598

$899 - $1888

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Webster, TX (Brook Forest, Camino South)


$899 - $1888

360 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Amalfi At Tuscan Lakes - League City, TX 77573
28

League City, TX 77573

$995 - $1698

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Avana At South Shore - League City, TX 77573
45

League City, TX 77573

$911 - $1695

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Constellation Pointe - League City, TX 77573
25

League City, TX 77573

$750 - $1250

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

The Moorings - League City, TX 77573
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League City, TX 77573

$820 - $1309

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

League City, TX


$820 - $1309

201 Units 1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

The Ivy at Clear Creek - Houston, TX 77058
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Houston, TX 77058

$805 - $1270

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Houston, TX (Brook Forest)


$805 - $1270

244 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Crystal Bay - Webster, TX 77598
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(3)

Webster, TX 77598

$649 - $1175

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Webster, TX

(3)

$649 - $1175

320 Units 0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

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