Fish Village (Lindale Park)
Lindale Park is known in Galveston real estate circles as Fish Village because most streets are named after fish – Tuna, Trout and Barracuda, for example. This enclave of nearly 1,000 suburban-style homes is within easy walking distance of the University of Texas Medical Branch, easier than most houses for sale in Galveston. About a third of the residents say they walk to work. The area was developed in the 1950s, with a majority of dwellings built before 1980. Typical homes are 1,300-square-foot single-family residences built on quarter-acre lots. A centrally located public park offers tennis courts, a Little League diamond, picnic tables, basketball court, playground and dog park. The university’s athletic fields and fitness center are nearby, and so are Seawall beaches. A little-known nature sanctuary is less than a mile from the neighborhood. The nearest elementary school is less than a mile away. Ferry Road runs along Fish Village’s eastern edge to the Galveston Ferry Landing, where traffic is heavy during the summer, but internal streets allow residents to avoid traffic jams. Sales prices in Fish Village generally range from the $180,000s to the $300,000s.