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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.

The Towers at Seabrook - Seabrook, TX 77586
33

Seabrook, TX 77586

$999 - $2250

1-4 Beds 1-4 Baths

Baybrook Village - Webster, TX 77598
17

Webster, TX 77598

$675 - $1544

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Watermark at Walker Commons - League City, TX 77573
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League City, TX 77573

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1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Lakeshire Place - Webster, TX 77598
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(8)

Webster, TX 77598

$595 - $845

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Webster, TX (Bay Knoll, Brook Forest)

(8)

$595 - $845

304 Units 1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Regatta Bay - Seabrook, TX 77586
26

Seabrook, TX 77586

$943 - $1623

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Seabrook, TX


$943 - $1623

240 Units 1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

El Dorado View - Webster, TX 77598
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(5)

Webster, TX 77598

$773 - $1352

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Webster, TX (Bay Knoll, Brook Forest)

(5)

$773 - $1352

244 Units 1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Summerbrooke - Kemah, TX 77565
42

Kemah, TX 77565

$972 - $1742

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

The Lodge At Baybrook Apartments - Friendswood, TX 77546
36

Friendswood, TX 77546

$914 - $1379

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Friendswood, TX (Brook Forest)


$914 - $1379

322 Units 1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

The Bradford - Webster, TX 77598
23

Webster, TX 77598

$757 - $1556

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Webster, TX (Brook Forest)


$757 - $1556

732 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Encore On The Bay - Seabrook, TX 77586
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(62)

Seabrook, TX 77586

$784 - $1450

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Seabrook, TX

(62)

$784 - $1450

296 Units 1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Clear Lake Falls - Webster, TX 77598
26

Webster, TX 77598

$1034 - $1409

2-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Webster, TX (Bay Knoll, Brook Forest)


$1034 - $1409

90 Units 2-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Hawthorne at South Shore - League City, TX 77573
19

League City, TX 77573

$835 - $1640

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Crows Nest - League City, TX 77573
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(6)

League City, TX 77573

$725 - $1138

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

League City, TX

(6)

$725 - $1138

176 Units 1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Piper's Cove - Webster, TX 77598
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(3)

Webster, TX 77598

$766 - $1172

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Webster, TX (Bay Knoll, Brook Forest)

(3)

$766 - $1172

164 Units 1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

The Hamptons Apartments - Houston, TX 77062
18

Houston, TX 77062

$704 - $1154

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Houston, TX (Brook Forest, Camino South)


$704 - $1154

347 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Capital Estates - Webster, TX 77598
11

Webster, TX 77598

$669 - $1327

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Webster, TX (Brook Forest)


$669 - $1327

180 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Skylar Pointe - Houston, TX 77058
15

Houston, TX 77058

$755 - $2135

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Houston, TX (Brook Forest)


$755 - $2135

449 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Banyan Cove - League City, TX 77573
27

League City, TX 77573

$635 - $1185

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

League City, TX


$635 - $1185

125 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Sorrento At Tuscan Lakes - League City, TX 77573
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League City, TX 77573

$955 - $1604

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

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