Galveston, Texas Moving Company
Allied Van Lines: The Best of Galveston Moving Companies
Located on Galveston Island of the Gulf Coast in Texas is the lovely and historic city of Galveston, which was named for the Count of Gelvez in Spain, Bernardo de Galvez y Madrid.
The city was first settled in 1816 by Louis-Michel Aury, a French pirate. Today, Galveston boasts six historic districts with more than 60 structures on the National Register of Historic Places.
Galveston offers tons of outdoor recreation and with the local beach, you can enjoy the water as well in this family-friendly and welcoming community. The city experiences a semi-tropical climate with temperatures averaging in the 50s in the winter and the 80s in the summer, so there’s always time to get outside all year-long.
As of the 2012 U.S. Census, Galveston had a population of 47,762, so you can enjoy its small-town charm and affordability with a cost of living index about 7 percent lower than the national average.
Attractions and Activities in Galveston
Head to Seawolf Park to check out the USS Seawolf memorial as well as the submarine found here, the remains of a merchant ship and a destroyer designed for antisubmarine warfare. You can learn about the history of the area, do some fishing for different trout species, catfish and flounder or enjoy a picnic.
Step back in time with a tour of The Bishop’s Palace, also known as Gresham’s Castle. This Victorian-style home is considered one of the 100 most significant buildings in the U.S. by the American Institute of Architects, and the Library of Congress listed it as one of the 14 most representative Victorian structures in the country. It was built between 1887 and 1983 and boasts stained-glass windows, bronze dragons, carved ornaments and fireplaces from around the world.
Moving to Galveston
When you’re ready to move to Galveston, drivers can get here via Interstate 45 South. However, if you’d prefer to fly here, the closest runway is at George Bush Intercontinental Airport, which is 70 miles away in Houston. Let a Galveston moving company like Allied Van Lines provide vehicle transportation to save a trip back to the old home for your car.
Allied will do the heavy lifting with full-service and fragile-only packing, and with box and furniture inventory and high-value shipping you can be sure everything arrives safe and sound to your new home. Other popular services include electronic and appliance disassembly and assembly and unpacking and clean-up. Allied will be there to help from start to finish, and with no surprise pricing.