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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.

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Villas on the Strand

Galveston, TX 77550

$1,126+

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Villas on the Strand

Galveston, TX (Downtown, The Strand)


$1,126+

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths
18
Residence at West Beach
4

Galveston, TX 77551

$895+

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Residence at West Beach

Galveston, TX (Central City)

(4)

$895+

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths
Island Bay Resort
7

Galveston, TX 77551

$1,141+

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths

10+ Units Available

Island Bay Resort

Galveston, TX (Offatts Bayou)

(7)

$1,141+

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths
10+ Units Available
The Waterfront Galveston

Galveston, TX 77551

$1,302+

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths

The Waterfront Galveston

Galveston, TX (Bayou Shore)


$1,302+

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths
31
The Broadwater

Galveston, TX 77551

$729+

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths

The Broadwater

Galveston, TX (Central City)


$729+

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths
Captain's Landing

Galveston, TX 77551

$704+

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Captain's Landing

Galveston, TX (Central City)


$704+

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths
Stewart's Landing

Galveston, TX 77551

$739+

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Stewart's Landing

Galveston, TX (Central City)


$739+

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths
31
Oceanfront Lofts

Galveston, TX 77551

$949+

1-2 Beds1 Bath

Oceanfront Lofts

Galveston, TX (Lake Madeline)


$949+

1-2 Beds1 Bath
2
Sandpiper Cove Apartments

Galveston, TX 77550

$640+

1-5 Beds1 Bath

Sandpiper Cove Apartments

Galveston, TX


$640+

1-5 Beds1 Bath
30
Seaside Village
1

Galveston, TX 77551

$1,025+

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths

4 Units Available

Seaside Village

Galveston, TX (Fort Crockett)

(1)

$1,025+

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths
4 Units Available
94
Lakeside At Campeche
136

Galveston, TX 77554

$790+

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths

2 Units Available

Lakeside At Campeche

Galveston, TX (Campeche Cove)

(136)

$790+

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths
2 Units Available
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All bills paid - $795. - Adorable Efficiency

Galveston, TX 77550

$795

Studio1 Bath

All bills paid - $795. - Adorable Efficiency

Galveston, TX (San Jacinto)


$795

Studio1 Bath
4
621 Moody St

Galveston, TX 77550

$2,025

3 Beds2 Baths

621 Moody St

Galveston, TX (Downtown)


$2,025

3 Beds2 Baths
Ravello At Tuscan Lakes
8

League City, TX 77573

$1,029+

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths

10+ Units Available

Ravello At Tuscan Lakes

League City, TX (Tuscan Lakes)

(8)

$1,029+

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths
10+ Units Available
Avana At South Shore
103

League City, TX 77573

$955+

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths

10+ Units Available

Avana At South Shore

League City, TX (South Shore Harbour)

(103)

$955+

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths
10+ Units Available
Beacon Lakes

Dickinson, TX 77539

$930+

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths

7 Units Available

Beacon Lakes

Dickinson, TX


$930+

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths
7 Units Available
Amalfi At Tuscan Lakes

League City, TX 77573

$990+

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths

9 Units Available

Amalfi At Tuscan Lakes

League City, TX (Tuscan Lakes)


$990+

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths
9 Units Available
Summerbrooke

Kemah, TX 77565

$920+

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths

10+ Units Available

Summerbrooke

Kemah, TX


$920+

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths
10+ Units Available
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Marina Bend at Clear Creek
12

League City, TX 77573

$925+

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths

10+ Units Available

Marina Bend at Clear Creek

League City, TX

(12)

$925+

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths
10+ Units Available
Bar Harbor
18

Seabrook, TX 77586

$750+

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths

9 Units Available

Bar Harbor

Seabrook, TX

(18)

$750+

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths
9 Units Available