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Pros

-Diverse economy
-Entertainment
-Cost of living

Cons

-Growth and sprawl
-Hot, humid summers
-Unattractive setting


What Bert Has To Say About Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown Metro Area


The rapidly growing Houston area continues to rank the fourth largest metro area in the United States behind New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago. Not only is the population huge, but the area includes 10 counties covering some 900 square miles and spreads some 50 miles in each direction.


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Quick Facts About Galveston


    ECONOMY
    The unemployment rate in Galveston is 5.20 percent(U.S. avg. is 6.30%). Recent job growth is Positive. Galveston jobs have Increased by 2.96 percent.
    COST OF LIVING
    Compared to the rest of the country, Galveston's cost of living is 1.80% Lower than the U.S. average.
    POPULATION
    As of 2014, Galveston's population is 48,352 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of -15.80 percent.
    TRANSPORTATION
    Average Commute time is 19 minutes. The National Average is 25 minutes.
    REAL ESTATE
    The median home cost in Galveston is $183,900. Home appreciation the last year has been 11.50 percent.
    SCHOOLS
    Galveston public schools spend $11,167 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,435. There are about 15.4 students per teacher in Galveston.

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Visiting and Appreciating Galveston
Galveston is one of the friendliest, relaxing invigorating places my family and I have visited. My children love this island, and we are considering moving here.... (read more)
The Galveston of the 1950's and 1960's
I was born on the island in 1948 and graduated from Ball High in 1966. Growing up on the island was a lot of fun and the island was clean and safe. I have seen the... (read more)
Galveston Since Ike
Hurricane Ike struck Galveston on Sept. 13, 2008, not a particularly windy hurricane, but it was so huge and pushed so much water into the bay system, after the eye... (read more)
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