Galveston is located alongside the Gulf of Mexico, close to Texas City and La Marque. Renters searching for homes for rent will find a highly cosmopolitan area, with locations such as Mercadito Y Taqueria, Henry's Mexican Restaurant, Shield Park, The Grand 1894 Opera House, Galveston Railroad Museum, Caribbean Breeze, Extreme Island Adventures and numerous others.
Interesting Information About Galveston
The island was inhabited by the Karankawa Native American tribe during the early days of the area, and they used the island for hunting and fishing.
The city derives its name from Bernardo de Gálvez, who was a Spanish general and governor. He sent an agent who explored the island on a mission.
Galveston served as a large port city, prosperous enough to rival New Orleans.
The island was the site of a battle in the Civil War, referred to as "The Battle of Galveston."
The city was renowned as a path breaker for Texas. It was the site of the first post office, opera house, hospital, golf course and country club in the state.
Galveston morphed into more of a resort town in the early 1900s.
Recent years have seen an intense focus on revitalizing the area, with projects including the remodeling of the Historic Downtown District.
The city's Mardi Gras celebration attracts numerous people each year.
The Galveston News was established in 1842, and continues to serve Galveston citizens, making it the oldest daily newspaper in the city.
Resources for Renters
The city has an official website with a variety of pages for prospective renters. These include detailed pages on the services the city provides, such as animal control, island transit, municipal airport, seawall paid parking and other specific services. The "How Do I" page helps renters fill out forms pertaining to voting, planning forms and a slew of others.