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Retire To Galveston, TX
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Galveston, Texas is one of the great places in the U.S. to live in retirement. Find city facts on home sales prices, air quality, water quality, medical care, cost of living, taxes, weather and other demographics.




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Galveston, Texas
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Galveston, Texas


Galveston Population
. 1990 2000 2010 2013 (est.)
Galveston County blank blank blank 291,309
Galveston 59,070 57,247 47,743 48,733



Galveston
Home Sales Prices
(new & existing homes)
. Monthly Average Annual Average Yr-Over-Yr Change
2015 .$236,6719.7%
Apr $250,660 . .
Mar $208,600 . .
Feb $313,353 . .
Jan $219,250 . .
2014 .$215,831-3.0%
2013 .$222,46112.0%
2012 .$198,7053.9%
2011 . $191,270 -4.8%
2010 . $200,909 42.8%





Home Sales Price to Big City Comparison
(2015)
. Galveston GPTR 99 City Avg
Home Price $236,671 $354,000
Nearest Big City Houston na
Home Sales Price in Houston $200,000 $265,000
Home Sales Price Bargain Index 95% of Houston home prices 133%



Home Sales Price to Renting Comparison
(2015)
. Galveston GPTR 99 City Avg
Home Price $236,671 $354,000
Monthly Rent $1,215 $1,336
Price/Rent Index 13.1 times the annual rent 17.7



Galveston
Cost of Living (2015)
91% GPTR 99 City Average
115%



Galveston Taxes
(2013)
blank Tax Rate Days Worked to Pay State Rank Tax Rate
(99 City Avg)
Days Worked to Pay
(99 City Avg)
State and Local Sales Tax 8.1% -- 12* 6.8% --
Federal, State and Local Tax -- 103 days 32* -- 109 days
* State rank of 1 pays the highest taxes



Galveston Building Permits
(single family homes)
2014 279
2013 241
2012 112
2011 89
2010 95



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