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I'm a native Houstonian (and love it) and I have spent a lot of time in Galveston. Two friends own second homes on the island which we visit. I don't get it. The water is not inviting and there doesn't seem to be much to do. It's very insular, if you haven't been around a long time then it will be hard to make friends. It is a barrier island and recent projections indicate that it is getting smaller every year. If you are planning to buy a home consider the cost of homeowners insurance and flood insurance. Property insurance in Texas is on the high side. There are some beautiful Victorian homes but that's about it. You should be able to find somewhere better than Galveston to retire.
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