Galveston Apartments for Rent
Galveston, TexasGalveston is the county seat of Galveston County located along the Gulf Coast region in the U.S. state of Texas within the Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown metropolitan area. Galveston's population is approximately 57,466 as of 2005. Galveston is accessible by a causeway linking Galveston Island to the mainland on the north end of the city, a toll bridge on the western end of the island, and by ferry boat service on the east end of the city.
Apartments in GalvestonThe median cost of a 900-square-foot apartment is about $750 per month and renters will find a variety of housing styles from which to choose. Because rental property is in high demand, you'll probably need at least a month to find the apartment that best serves your needs. There are many apartment complexes, both large and small in Galveston and the rental market is hot.
Galveston NeighborhoodsGalveston is known for its historic neighborhoods and ten-mile long seawall designed to protect the city from floods. Neighborhoods tend to be tight-knit and friendly. The East End Historic District covers 40 blocks consisting of over 400 historic mansions. Another popular area for residents, the Postoffice Street area, restored in the 1990s, is Galveston's most prominent arts and entertainment neighborhood. Galleries, historic homes and various nightspots are located in this neighborhood, which is home to The Grand 1894 Opera House and hosts festivals such as ARToberfest.
During the 1800s and early 1900s, The Strand Historic District was the most affluent area of town and still features many of the city's upscale establishments. Apartment renters and residents often take advantage of the more than 100 shops and restaurants in the Strand Historic District.
Colleges and Universities in Galveston, TexasThe city is home to Galveston College, Texas A&M University at Galveston, and the
University of Texas Medical Branch.
Living in Galveston, TexasGalveston is considered a major tourist destination because of its historic downtown and abundant beaches. Houstonians and visitors from around the world purchase beach homes and condominiums and make Galveston their second home. Galveston is also a port of entry and a destination for cruise ships, and a port of call for cargo ships.
In addition to spending time on the beach, while living in Galveston, you may want to visit Moody Gardens, the Galveston Island Railroad Museum, Schlitterbahn, the Strand and the Lone Star Flight Museum. Galveston is also home to several historic ships: the tall ship Elissa at the Texas Seaport Museum and USS Cavalla and USS Stewart, both berthed at Seawolf Park on nearby Pelican Island. Galveston is also home to a symphony orchestra and a small ballet company. The Galveston County Daily News, is the city's main newspaper, and is a valuable source of information for new apartment renters.
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