Where are the Top Homes for Sale in Galveston County?

By: Tim Dillard

Galveston County, Texas, is a premier housing location due to its warm, sunny weather and vast beaches on the Gulf of Mexico. However, this is not a small county by any standards. It is home to over 20 separate communities, including the cities of Bayou Vista, Cleart Lake Shores, Dickinson, Friendswood, Galveston, Hitchcock, Jamaica Beach, Kemah, La Marque, League City, Santa Fe, and Texas City, as well as the village of Tiki Island. If you are looking for the top homes for sale in Galveston County, finding out a bit about these locations and other nearby neighborhoods can help you make your ultimate decision.

- If you're looking for a peaceful place to live, Friendswood is a good choice. The homes in this Galveston County city are come of the best places to live in the United States! The Quakers founded this city in the late 1800s, and today this is a center for Quakers living in the Houston area. It's not far from the city, so you can easily commute to work if you'd like.

- One of the best places to live in Texas, if you enjoy the water, is the city of Galveston. Here, you'll find that the top homes for sale in Galveston County don't have to be brand new. Some of the charm of Galveston, which is actually on an island, is the historical nature of the city. This is a great place of a vacation home, especially if you're interested in historical architecture, and because the city has become increasing interested in protecting the environment, it's a wonderful place to live if you enjoy the beach.

- More of the top homes for sale in Galveston County for beach-dwellers can be found on Tiki Island. This village has about 850 homes, but the island is more like a resort than an actual community. It's an especially popular fishing destination, and buying a home on this tiny island (it's less than one square mile) means that you can relax in the sunshine every day in a vacation-like world, even though you're close enough to commute to larger cities like Galveston, League City, or even Houston.

- League City is now the largest city in Galveston County, and here many of the top homes for sale in Galveston County are along bodies of water as well. Houston is only a stone's throw away, so you can work in the city and commute home every night. As prices in beach cities and islands, like Galveston, began to rise in the late 20th and early 21st century, many families moved to League City to cut costs. As a result, some of the best schools in Galveston County are found in the League City area.

- If you want to live in a smaller town, check out the top homes for sale in Galveston County in Kemah. This location is a bit farther inland, and is a popular tourist destination, but it is rather small in size, with less than 2500 residents. This is a prefect place, however, if you enjoy lots of things to do, since the Kemah Entertain District provides fun activities for all ages.

Of course, there are many other small towns and rural areas located in Galveston County where you can choose to live. When looking at the top homes for sale in Galveston County, keep three things in mind: location, price, and convenience. Location should include your thoughts about the natural environment in which you live, price should be within a range where you feel comfortable, and convenience should bring to mind the commute you'll have to work, the activities in the area, and the availability of homes. After all, not every community has homes for sale all the time.

If you're interested in moving to Galveston County, talk to a real estate agent today. This county is one of the best places to live in the United States, but you should make sure that whatever home you choose fits your needs and the needs of your family perfectly. An agent can help you find the very best deal for your money in any Galveston County city.

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