Moving to Galveston County
Galveston Transportation Services and Island Transit can help you move about the Island in a safe, efficient, and effective manner. If are moving to Galveston County and know that mobility will be an issue for you then Island Transit is a program that you need to keep in mind for after you move. Fixed Route travel, rail trolley and public transportation services are all possible through Island Transit. If you are disabled, then Island Transit can take you to and from the doctor or grocery store in compliance with ADA standards.
Registering to vote is necessary based on your new address even if you are not moving a great distance. To register to vote in Texas is simple. You must be a United States citizen, be a resident of Galveston County, be 18 years old and not be a convicted felon or not declared mentally incapacitated by a court of law. There are elections on a frequent basis in Texas so the sooner you can register yourself, the sooner you will be able to participate in elections for your new area.
Of course, one of the main draws to living in Galveston is being able to live close to the beach! There are some conditions that you need to be aware of as you and your family take part in water activities. Conditions like seaweed, tarballs, microbial life and sea beans are all organisms that can impact your ability to enjoy a trip to the beach. The Galveston Island website has information on these conditions and can give you updates on what the water is looking like on a particular day and whether the conditions are ideal for a swim.
For residents Galveston Island is a great place to live because it has a low cost of living. The costs of living in Galveston are below that of the national average. The cost of housing, groceries, entertainment, and other things that we spend our money on are considerably lower in Galveston than in other places in Texas. During a time where costs seem to be doing nothing other than increasing, moving to Galveston and Galveston County could be the antidote to these rising costs.
The jobs environment in Galveston is also ideal. Job growth has been steady and impressive in Galveston over the past several years. The tourism, education, healthcare, maritime and financial services industries are expected to enjoy growth on a consistent basis over the next decade, as well. When you are considering a move to Galveston County it is wise for you to look out for job opportunities. You may even be able to schedule a job interview that can coincide with a trip to the Island to look for a place to live.