Galveston Real Estate Guide

Galveston homes for sale & insider real estate guide

Galveston Real Estate Guide

Galveston is a coastal city on the Texas Gulf Coast. Its rich history, cultural diversity, and stunning beaches give it appeal.

Galveston is famous for its:

Galveston has experienced the landfall of several hurricanes. This can drive up property insurance costs. Other factors also affect financing options and property value. It is advisable to seek help from the best Galveston realtor, an expert in the community.

To get personal advice on buying or selling in the Galveston area, contact Paige Martin, one of Houston’s best realtors and one of the top-ranked Realtors in the United States.

“Lisa was wonderful at understanding what I was looking for and finding many possibilities. When viewing homes she was terrific at noticing and pointing out features - both positive and negative. I always felt like she was looking for the best home for me. Her advice during the negotiation process was so very helpful. She then followed up on every issue raised. Her team exceeded my expectation during the closing process. They provided an excellent summary of key dates and actions required and relevant information. And they reminded me at each step.” - Jeri Eagan (Google Review)

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Galveston Homes For Sale

5 Beds, 3 Baths
5525 Ibis Drive
3 Beds, 2 Baths
13546 San Domingo Drive
2 Beds, 2 Baths
2310 Mike Gaido Boulevard
3 Beds, 3 Baths
3802 Tidewater Drive
4 Beds, 2 Baths
4402 Tampico Way
3 Beds, 2 Baths
6 Cadena Court

Galveston Homes For Rent

3 Beds, 2 Baths
3819 Avenue R
3 Beds, 2 Baths
12828 E. Conquistador Drive
1 Bed, 1 Bath
1427 Ball
3 Beds, 1 Bath
2714 Pine Street
4 Beds, 3 Baths
21812 Frio Drive
5 Beds, 4 Baths
20719 E. E Sunset Bay Drive

Table of Contents

  1. Galveston Home Sale Trends
  2. Galveston Best Realtor Insights
  3. Galveston Maps, Location & Zip Code
  4. Galveston Schools
  5. Galveston Real Estate Market

Galveston Home Sale Trends

Galveston Real Estate Trends

The Galveston is a coastal city. It is approximately 50 miles southeast of Downtown Houston and the Medical Center.

Galveston is popular for its:

Galveston is also a major cruise port. Many travelers embark on cruises to various destinations from the city.

Galveston Best Realtor Insights

Galveston is a historic city with seaside allure.

Galveston Maps, Location & Zip Code

Galveston Map

Commute Time Galveston
Downtown (min) 55
Med Ctr (min) 55
Energy Corridor (min) 70
Galleria (min) 60

Map of Galveston

Highlights Galveston
Amenities Galveston has beautiful sandy beaches along the Gulf of Mexico. There are popular spots for sunbathing, swimming, and enjoying water sports.

Shoppers and diners can explore Galveston’s history in the historic “Strand” district.

Galveston is also a fishing destination. Visitors can enjoy deep-sea fishing or bay fishing.
Golf Courses - Galveston Artillery Club
Run / Bike Trails - Gus Allen Sr. Park
- Darragh Park
- Adoue Park
- Betty Head Oleander Garden park
- San Jacinto Park
- Kempner Park
- Seawall Urban Park
- Galveston Parks & Recreation
- Saengerfest Park
- Hendley Green
Nearby Retail / Dining Retail:
- Ha.Ba’s Clothing Store
- The Old Galveston Trading Company
- The Style Co.
- Simply Twisted Boutique Galveston
- Kimmy’s Boutique
- Firm
- Tangerine Boutique
- The Admiralty on The Strand
- Del Sol


- Shrimp N Stuff
- La Estacion Restaurant
- Sharky’s Tavern
- Eatcetera
- El Jardin Mexican Cafe
- Black Pearl
- Aceituno’s
- Henry’s Mexican Restaurant
- Taqueria Flores


- Jack’s Pub On Post Office
- Albatross
- Old Cellar Bar
- O’Malley’s Stage Door
- Murphy’s Pub
- Patrick’s Bar
- Daiquiri Time Out

- Galveston’s Own Farmers Market
- Galveston Island Market
- Evan’s Super Market
- J P Food Store
- Katie’s Seafood Market
Major Employers - UTMB Healthcare Systems
- HCA Houston Healthcare

Galveston Schools

Galveston real estate is zoned to Galveston Independent School District (GISD).

Galveston ISD offers instructional opportunities through its respective campuses. It has its own TV channel on Comcast Cable Channel 17. The channel shows school board meetings and current information about the district.

Oppe Elementary School and Austin Middle School are top-rated schools in GISD.

Elementary Schools

Middle Schools

Galveston Private Schools

The following are some of the private schools in Galveston:

To find an updated listing of all Galveston real estate zoned to any specific public school, please email Paige Martin at [email protected] with the property preference and budget that you're working with.

Note: For more detailed information on specific schools zoned to different Galveston areas, please refer to our Houston Schools Guide OR email me.

Note: School zoning tends to change from year to year. The information provided above is accurate but not guaranteed. Please double-check by visiting the school's website.

Galveston Real Estate Market

Galveston Single-Family Home Sale Trends

Galveston's single-family home prices had shown a trend of appreciation over the years. Due to this, single-family homes are the usual housing option in the area.

Single-family homes are built to accommodate residents, workers, and visitors. Most homes feature three bedrooms with 2 full baths. These houses are relatively larger than townhomes or condominiums. Its living areas range from 1,000 to 5,100 square feet.

Most single-family homes are traditional by design. However, there are also historic houses with Victorian design that was built back in the early 1900's.

The tourism industry of Galveston has also influenced the market sales of single-family homes. Buyers like the prospect rental income. This is why they invest in single-family homes that could be rented out to vacationers.

Galveston TownHome Sale Trends

Townhomes often appeal to buyers looking for second homes or investment properties. These townhomes feature single-story structures with two bedrooms and 2 full baths. Most townhomes are situated in coastal areas and beachfronts.

Galveston townhomes are a smart option to live within the Galveston area for under $400,000. The most common townhomes in the area are in the $200,000 to $600,000 range. Prices may vary depending on lot size, style, and location.

Townhomes average at least two weeks in the market before being sold. Others are not listed at all.

Galveston Condo Sale Trends

There are plenty of high-rise and mid-rise condos in Galveston. New condo developments provide buyers with modern amenities and designs.

Home sizes range between 500 and 3,000 square feet. Spacious condos have 2-3 bedrooms and 2 baths. Meanwhile, small units only have one bedroom and one bath.

Condos in Galveston can start at $100,00 and go over $3,000,000.

Condos within the neighborhood include:

To see other condos within the Inner Loop, see Inner Loop Houston Condos. To see condos within the nearby Galleria area, see Galleria Houston Condos. To see other condos within Downtown Houston, see Downtown Condos. To see condos within Museum District, see Museum District Condos.

The Houston Properties Team are expert in Galveston real estate. Please contact us if you'd like to see Houston condos or learn more about buildings that could be a fit for you.

Galveston TX History

The history of Galveston is a story of adaptation and transformation. As one of Texas' earliest port cities, Galveston's real estate market began to take shape in the mid-19th century.

During the late 19th century, Galveston experienced a remarkable economic boom. The city's real estate market flourished when immigrants and goods entered Texas.

The Great Storm of 1900 was a big turning point in Galveston's history. The catastrophic hurricane led to a shift in the city's urban planning. To withstand future disasters, the city constructed a seawall. This marked significant changes in how real estate was developed.

Today, Galveston's real estate reflects a blend of historic preservation and contemporary development. The city's beaches, cultural attractions, and events draw visitors and second-home buyers.

Fun Things To Do Near Galveston

Galveston is not just a city with a storied past and charming architecture. It is also a vibrant gateway to a world of enjoyment and recreation. Galveston offers fun-filled activities that cater to a variety of interests and preferences. Whether you're an adventure seeker, or simply in search of relaxation, there are places in Galveston that promise delight.

Here are some of Galveston's must-visit places:

Retail Stores

Best Galveston Realtor — Paige Martin

As featured on Fox News in the Morning, Houston Business Journal, and Houston Magazine, Paige Martin, a consistent Top Producing Broker-Associate and head of the Houston Properties Team, is ranked as one of the top residential real estate agents in the world.

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