Beachtown is among Galveston’s newest subdivisions, a mixed-use beachfront community on the far eastern end of the Island adjacent to the East End Lagoon Nature Park and Preserve.
It is organized into coastal villages characterized by pedestrian-friendly streets with beach access. The architecture of real estate in Galveston is diverse, and Beachtown reflects that heritage: The 60+ homes here were designed with American coastal influences ranging from Charleston and the Carolina Low Country to New Orleans, with a nod toward Galveston’s style of light, airy spaces inside and inviting exterior porches outside. These Galveston beach houses are built under the strict guidelines of “Fortified,” a national program for building structures designed to protect from Mother Nature’s fury.
At a time when beach erosion is a concern nationwide, Beachtown’s beach is actually growing at the rate of about three feet per year. Shore birds and migrating species are prominent in the surrounding lagoons and nature preserve. Bike rentals, dining and shopping are available in Beachtown’s Town Center, and downtown Galveston, the Seawall and University of Texas Medical Branch are within 5 minutes away. Vacation rentals are permitted.
Shoppers for houses for sale in Galveston will find typical home prices in Beachtown ranging from $500,000s to over $3 million, and homesites are available from $75,000 to the $400,000s.