Palm Beach sprung from an area of “down the Island” West End hunting and fishing camps in the 1950s, and grew into a neighborhood of some 150 properties straddling both sides of FM 3005 from the beach almost all the way north to Galveston Bay.
Some vestiges of the old camps remain, though the vast majority of homes were updated or newly constructed as Galveston real estate development grew westward in the late 1900s. Sizes range from a cozy 320 square feet to over 3,500 square feet (median size is 900 square feet). While there are strikingly contemporary architectural styles in the area, most Palm Beach homes are traditional wood-frame Galveston beach houses.
Palm Beach is located just east of 13 Mile Road on FM 3005, 9 miles west of 61st Street, between Pirates Beach and Pirates Beach West. Galveston Island State Park is less than a mile away, as is the Laffite’s Cove Nature Society preserve. Galveston Country Club, groceries and dining are nearby as well.
Vacation rentals permitted.
Compared to many other Galveston beach houses for sale, homes at Palm Beach are moderately priced – ranging from $110,000s - $600,000s.