Some background on Galveston
Galveston can be found off of the Southeast coast on both Galveston and Pelican Island in Texas. Galveston is a coastal resort city which is roughy 210 square miles in size. As of 2015 the population was approximately 50,000. This area of Texas is within the Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land Metro area. Galveston is actually situated on Galveston Island which is a barrier island that is right off of the Gulf coast of Texas near the mainland coast. This city is around 45 miles Southeast of downtown Houston. The Gulf of Mexico is on both the East and South of Galveston. West Bay is located on the West side and Galveston Bay can be found on the North side. Interstate 45 is the main access point in Galveston. Interstate 45 connects Dallas and Houston and it continues Southeast from Houston to Galveston.
Education in Galveston
Galveston Independent School District serves the city when it comes to education. Within the school district there are six elementary schools, two middle schools and one high school. There are also several charter schools that are not affiliated with the Galveston School District. These charter schools are state funded. These schools cater to students from kindergarten through eighth grade. There are also a few private schools in Galveston. The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Galveston – Houston operates two Roman Catholic private schools. These schools are the Holy Family Catholic School which is for grades kindergarten through eighth grade. Then there is the O’Connell College Prep School which is for young adults in grades nine through twelve. There are several other private schools in the area as well. When it comes time for college there are two options. Galveston College is a junior (community) college that has 2,400 undergraduate students. There is also Texas A&M University at Galveston which is an extension of Texas A&M University. Both are great higher education options!
Travel in Galveston
If you’re looking for the closest airport look no further than the William P. Hobby Airport or George Bush Intercontinental Airport. Southwest Airlines is one of the main airlines that runs out of the William P. Hobby Airport. The George Bush Intercontinental Airport serves the Greater Houston Metro area and is located roughly 23 miles North of Downtown Houston. Spirit Airlines is the main airline that flys out of this airport. In 2017 this airport served more than 40 million passengers making it one of the busiest airports in the United States!
Points of Interest
Galveston Island State Park – This park is the perfect place to walk on the beach or take a dip in the water. You can fish here or just bird watch. This park is located only an hour away from Houston but when you’re here you will feel like you are a million miles away from home. You can choose between the beach or the bay, it is completely up to you! This is the perfect place to take a bike ride, go for a hike, paddle board, have a nice picnic with friends and family or just relax on the beach and soak up the sun.
-Moody Gardens – This place is amazing. It has everything you could possible imagine; from an aquarium to a 4D Special FX Theatre, this place is the perfect for the entire family. There are also tons of seasonal things to do here, just take a trip over to their website to get more information on the many things you can do here at any given throughout the year!
Housing in Galveston
The housing available in Galveston varies on where you buy. You will find a mixture of homes here but the Traditional is the prominent style of house here. You will also find Contemporary, Ranch and even some Victorian style homes here. It all depends on where you choose to live in Galveston that will dictate the kinds of houses you will find.
Climate in Galveston
The summers here in Galveston are long, hot and sometimes oppressive. When it comes to the winters they are generally shorter and cooler. The hottest part of the year in Galveston goes from the end of May until the beginning of October when the average daily high is slightly above 84 degrees. The cool season goes from the beginning of December and ends at the beginning of March. During this time the average daily high was just under 66 degrees. The temperature in Galveston rarely goes below 37 degrees.
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Currently Galveston has 520 properties on the market for sale. The inventory was last updated 01/22/2021. Of these properties, 169 single family homes are for sale by their owners in Galveston, and 123 condos are for sale by their owners in Galveston. The average price of the single family homes for sale in Galveston, is $513,929, the average condo price in Galveston, is $494,946. The average price per square foot of the active inventory is $201. This is based the living area square footage.
Over the last year, there have been 5,357 of properties sold in Galveston. Of these properties, 2,916 single family homes have sold by their owners in Galveston, and 1,106 condos have sold by their owners in Galveston. The average sales price of the single family homes sold in Galveston, is $405,772. Single family homes have been selling for 218 per square foot of living area. The average sales price of the condos for sale in Galveston, is $430,289. Condos have been selling for 263 per square foot of living area.
The most active subdivisions with listings for sale in Galveston, are: Galveston Townsite (48 For Sale), Galveston Outlots (32 For Sale), Maravilla Condos 2003 (20 For Sale), Sunset Cove (15 For Sale), Victorian Condo (15 For Sale), Trimble & Lindsey Sec 2 (15 For Sale), Pointe West (13 For Sale), Sweetwater Cove (13 For Sale), Denver Resurvey (12 For Sale), Diamond Beach Condos 2010 (10 For Sale)
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This data up-to-date as of 01/22/2021