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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.

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

$955 - $1604

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Teakwood At Seabrook - Seabrook, TX 77586
32

Seabrook, TX 77586

$695 - $1450

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Calder Square - League City, TX 77573
33

League City, TX 77573

$675 - $925

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

League City, TX


$675 - $925

164 Units 1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

The Cove - Houston, TX 77058
31

Houston, TX 77058

$710 - $1201

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Houston, TX (Brook Forest)


$710 - $1201

308 Units 1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Las Brisas On El Dorado Apartments - Houston, TX 77062
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(8)

Houston, TX 77062

$580 - $1215

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Houston, TX (Bay Knoll, Brook Forest...)

(8)

$580 - $1215

202 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Harbor Walk - League City, TX 77573
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League City, TX 77573

$948 - $1430

2-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

League City, TX


$948 - $1430

138 Units 2-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Aero on Upper Bay - Houston, TX 77058
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Houston, TX 77058

$695 - $1050

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Clear Lake Village Apartment Homes - Houston, TX 77058
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(6)

Houston, TX 77058

$529 - $979

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Houston, TX (Brook Forest, Camino South)

(6)

$529 - $979

342 Units 1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Jordan Cove - Dickinson, TX 77539
11

Dickinson, TX 77539

$672 - $759

2-3 Beds 2 Baths

Terrace Villas - Houston, TX 77058
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Houston, TX 77058

$625 - $1475

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Houston, TX (Brook Forest)


$625 - $1475

150 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Newport Oaks - Alvin, TX 77511
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Alvin, TX 77511

$475 - $885

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Newport At Clearlake Apartment Homes - Houston, TX 77062
23

Houston, TX 77062

$520 - $1350

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Houston, TX (Bay Forest, Bay Knoll...)


$520 - $1350

144 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Village Manor - Santa Fe, TX 77510
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Santa Fe, TX 77510

$695 - $865

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

The Preserve - Webster, TX 77598
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(4)

Webster, TX 77598

$791 - $1546

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Webster, TX (Brook Forest)

(4)

$791 - $1546

532 Units 1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Fairway Square - Alvin, TX 77511
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(2)

Alvin, TX 77511

$565 - $895

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Casa Grande Apartments - Houston, TX 77546
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Houston, TX 77546

$585 - $695

1-2 Beds 1 Bath

Houston, TX (Bay Knoll, Brook Forest)


$585 - $695

63 Units 1-2 Beds 1 Bath

Glacier Court Apartments - Texas City, TX 77591
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(11)

Texas City, TX 77591

$600 - $1100

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Tradewinds - Texas City, TX 77590
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Texas City, TX 77590

$573 - $872

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Texas City, TX


$573 - $872

128 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Costa Mariposa - Texas City, TX 77591
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Texas City, TX 77591

$287 - $928

1-4 Beds 1-2 Baths

Texas City, TX (Brook Forest)


$287 - $928

252 Units 1-4 Beds 1-2 Baths

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