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Weekend Road Trip…a new series from Richard as seen in the Heights Pages.

May 19th, 2015

One of the best things about Houston…is Galveston!  Just a 60 minute ride down I-45 is our very own sister beach town!  No other big city in Texas has the advantage we have, being so close to the Gulf of Mexico and the beaches.   A really big lure for tourists is Galveston's 32-mile stretch of beaches, which range from family-friendly, to secluded, to the party beaches.

Those wanting seafood will love the fresh seafood restaurants,  supplied by the local fishermen.  The nightlife varies from typical sports bars and clubs to more upscale, trendy destinations. Some of the major attractions include the tall ship Elissa, the Moody Gardens paradise complex, and now the Pleasure Pier with rides and amusements.

Did you know that originally, Galveston was a part of  Austin Colony in the old Republic of Texas? In 1839, the city was incorporated and enjoyed a prosperous 19th century due mostly to the export of cotton.   In fact, Congress made Galveston an official port of entry in 1837, and the city has since welcomed so many immigrants that people once referred to the city as the "Little Ellis Island."

Today, Galveston is an important port town, with a thriving business in cruise ships and the tourist that flock to the island.  Many of them want to see the Historic District, which looks much like our Heights and boasts over 400 historic homes from the Victorian Age.

So get on down to Galveston…it’s a great place to have a fun weekend!


Richard Hill is the head of the Richard Hill Team at Keller Williams Luxury Homes International and has been a broker in the Heights for 27 years. Give Richard a call at 713-863-9494 if you are needing the best in a real estate experience.

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