Driftwood is an enclave of 1960s-era suburban homes hugging the south shore of Offatts Bayou. A number of newer, upscale homes rise on the waterfront, and moderately priced residences line winding streets and cul-de-sacs off the water. The grade was raised on most lots when the area was transformed from a collection of weekend cabins into a desirable family-friendly neighborhood of primarily single-family homes. An elementary school is within walking distance, and the shopping, restaurants and recreation areas of the Island’s near west side are nearby – notably Moody Gardens, Schlitterbahn and the Galveston Boat Club (an affordable members-only boating, fishing and swimming spot). There is minimal through traffic on the streets, though residents have ready access to the Seawall and I-45 via 61st Street.