Moving to Galveston can be a chore, and finding the right house/condo/apartment is best left to the professionals. That's where Zapp Realty comes in . Mr. Tromm did a great job putting together a wide range of properties in a given price range, coordinating visits and making suggestions with regards to safety, etc. I would highly recommend this firm and Mr. Tromm himself.
Bottom Line: Easy to get lost in the wrong part of town, do yourself a favor and get and agent.