Cedar Lawn was Galveston Island’s first planned community, developed in the 1920s by Moody family interests. Spanish Eclectic, Colonial Revival, Craftsman and Mid-Century Modern homes co-exist within this subdivision that has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places since 2002. Cedar Lawn became a local conservation district in 2017, committing to stricter rules on new construction than most Galveston neighborhoods.
A butterfly street layout and gated brick walls define nine square blocks reflecting Galveston’s rich history and eclectic architecture. Notable homes include the 1952 Salvatore “Sam” Maceo House, a Galveston landmark designed by the architect who created Frank Sinatra’s Palm Springs home.
The neighborhood is between 45th and 48th Streets, north of Avenue N. It has its own non-profit neighborhood association, neighborhood garden, homeowner directory, and a newsletter with news about picnics, meetings, parties, dinners and community events. While Cedar Lawn has been known for its many longtime residents, a number of younger families have chosen this secluded area of Galveston real estate recently to raise their families.
People shopping for houses for sale in Galveston will find Cedar Lawn prices range from the $200,000s to $1 million.