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Galveston County Homes are Growing

Sep 3, 2007
With so many new homes and developments being built in Galveston County, most home buyers are finding brand new houses, town homes, duplexes or condominiums with modern appliances and amenities. Still, with Galveston County being so affordable for both singles and families, it's possible to get a new home for a very low price. Galveston County is being noticed as being one of the best new places to live in America, and it's growing at an extremely fast rate.

Vacationers, retirees, single professionals and young families all choose Galveston County for it's stunning beach views and proximity to the water, as well as the affordable cost of buying a new home in the area. Even "dry land" homeowners have quick access to the local beach with a variety of Galveston County new homes just steps from the beach.

The Seawall Boulevard in Galveston County has long been a popular choice for home buyers and those looking for a luxurious apartment or condominium. The Evia is one of the newest developments, and has classical, craftsman and Victorian architecture. The homes in Evia look out on three lakes and a golf course. Another new development is Harborwalk, which is less than an hour away from downtown Houston, which makes it an appealing choice for people who want to see what entertainment and attractions the fourth largest city in Texas has to offer.

The east end of Galveston Island has little in the way of new homes. These dwellings are historical character houses, and the colonial past of Galveston is really apparent in the architecture of these spacious homes. The west side of Galveston Island is constantly being developed, so home buyers looking for new homes or condominiums look there.

For Galveston County new homes that appeal to families, Lakeside Estates and Bay Colony have many beautiful properties that offer the best in suburban living but are extremely close to the Kemah Boardwalk and Clear Lake attractions. Friendswood has some of the best master planned communities, which are developments that became popular in the 1960's for their similarly designed homes and contained shops, restaurants and community centers.

With homes starting at about $265,000 in Friendswood, families are flocking to these elegant and stylish Galveston County new homes. Duplex and fourplex rentals are not overly common, and you'll more likely see units for sale at around $85,000 each rather than rentals. However, it is possible to find family homes blocks from the beach to rent for about $500 per month.

Crystal Beach is one of the higher-priced locations for Galveston County new homes. The median cost of a single family, four bedroom home here is about $550,000. These homes offer everything from fireplaces and large games rooms to large patios with amazing beach views. Jamaica Beach is another legendary location for gorgeous new homes, but it comes with a much lower price tag, starting at around $225,000.

People looking for vacation homes or second homes often opt for west section of Galveston Island. This is where many of the best new patio and waterfront home developments are being built. Isla del Sol is not only one of the most popular location for Galveston County new homes, but it is one of the premier locations for vacationers who come to the island looking for sun and sand for a few weeks.

With nine independent school districts in Galveston, there are numerous options for families with young children. Some of the favorite family-oriented neighborhoods are Clear Lake and Friendswood. Friendswood has won numerous academic awards from the state of Texas, so the quality of academic instruction is second to none.

Palm trees line many of the residential streets in Galveston County, and new homes in family-friendly areas like Friendswood and Clear Lake are attracting both new home buyers and builders looking to build profitable new developments. Smaller homes in Santa Fe, which is not beach front, are an impressive $100,000 to start, making them a very affordable choice for families who still want the convenience of having a large city and beach area nearby at a really low cost.
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Tuscan Lakes, a project of The Johnson Development Corp. provides an Italian-themed oasis in League City, TX. Architectural and landscaping elements reminiscent of the Tuscany region of Italy are integrated into amenities. For more information, visit http://www.tuscanlakes.com.
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