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Retire To Galveston, TX
City Report

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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Read the city profile and blog posts from local real estate and community experts. See how home prices are trending over the past few years and get the latest homes for sale listings.

The EPA map on page 3 shows superfund cleanups in the area and the interactive map below provides a birds-eye view of the city.

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Galveston, Texas
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Galveston, Texas


Galveston Population
. 1990 2000 2010
Galveston County blank blank 291,309
Galveston 59,070 57,247 47,743



Galveston
Home Sales Prices
(new & existing homes)
. Monthly Average Annual Average Yr-Over-Yr Change
2014 .$225,6241.4%
Jul $224,154 . .
Jun $256,559 . .
May $214,632 . .
Apr $224,314 . .
Mar $196,769 . .
Feb $223,556 . .
Jan $234,516 . .
2013 .$222,46112.0%
2012 .$198,7053.9%
2011 .$191,270-4.8%
2010 . $200,909 42.8%
2009 . $140,685 -35.5%





Home Sales Price to Big City Comparison
(2014)
. Galveston GPTR 99 City Avg
Home Price $225,624 $354,000
Nearest Big City Houston na
Home Sales Price in Houston $204,000 $251,000
Home Sales Price Bargain Index 89% of Houston home prices 137%



Home Sales Price to Renting Comparison
(2014)
. Galveston GPTR 99 City Avg
Home Price $225,624 $354,000
Monthly Rent $1,215 $1,363
Price/Rent Index 12.5 times the annual rent 17.0



Galveston
Cost of Living (2014)
89% GPTR 99 City Average
118%



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% -- 11* 6.8% --
Federal, State and Local Tax -- 100 days 31* -- 105 days
* State rank of 1 pays the highest taxes



Galveston Building Permits
(single family homes)
2013 241
2012 112
2011 89
2010 95
2009 55



Galveston Interactive Maps


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