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Galveston has six historic districts. The Silk Stocking Historic District is the area between Broadway and Seawall Boulevard with a collection of historic homes dating from the Civil War to World War II. The East End Historic District, with over 400 buildings is located on both sides of Market and Broadway Streets. The Strand National Historic Landmark is made up of mostly Victorian era buildings that now are home to restaurants, galleries and antique stores. The Strand is the 5 block business district between 20th and 25th streets. The other historic districts are Denver Court Historic District, Cedar Lawn Historic District and Fort Travis Historic District.

Map of Galveston Island Area

The climate of Galveston is classified as humid sub-tropical. The prevailing winds blow from the south, bringing moisture from the Gulf of Mexico and the southwest, bringing warm air from the Mexican desert.

The southern end of Interstate 45 is in Galveston. Interstate 45 serves as the main way in and out of Galveston. Seawall Boulevard, officially named Farm to Market Road 3005 links Galveston to Brazoria County on the mainland, by the San Luis Pass-Vacek toll bridge. Texas State Highway 87, which the locals call Broadway Street, connects Galveston to the Bolivar Peninsula by the Bolivar Ferry.

Island Transit manages Galveston's public transportation, including the Galveston Island Trolley, which was badly damaged by Hurricane Ike.

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