Galveston: A Charming Island City

With a population of approximately 50,000 residents, Galveston is a coastal city located on Galveston Island and Pelican Island in the U.S. state of Texas. The city is within the Houston–The Woodlands–Sugar Land Metropolitan Area and boasts bustling tourism, health care, shipping, and financial industries. But if you're seeking higher education, the city houses the University of Texas Medical Branch's schools of medicine, nursing, and allied health professions as well as a graduate school of biomedical sciences. Alive with culture, the city is the home to the Galveston Arts Center, the Galveston Art Walk, the Galveston Symphony Orchestra, and the Galveston Ballet. Look beyond the arts to the city’s most popular attractions, which include the East End Historic District, where you can enjoy a scenic drive through historic architecture, the Rosenberg Library, the Moody Mansion Museum, and The Strand Historic District. With so many opportunities to grow and attractions to experience, Galveston is the perfect city for a fresh start.