Home for the Holidays in Evia

Welcome home island lovers. As the Galveston Historical Foundation kicks off the holiday season with Dickens Evening on the Strand, Evia welcomes residents and visitors to Galveston Island. Evia stands as a traditional neighborhood district where neighbors walk along the sidewalks to meet their friends in the Village Center and gather in their homes to celebrate this special time of year.

“The holiday season is very special on Galveston Island with Dickens Evening on the Strand, Moody Gardens’ Festival of Lights and many other holiday celebrations,” explains Billy Sullivan of Evia Partners, LP. “Evia is proud to participate in the holiday season with many of our residents volunteering to help their island neighbors through the Ronald McDonald House, Salvation Army and many other civic organizations that Galveston is fortunate to have.”

Evia stands as a tribute to the historic neighborhoods throughout Galveston Island and other historic cities like New Orleans, Charleston and Savannah. The community did not sustain any floodwater during Hurricane Ike due to its protection by the Seawall and the elevation of the community. The Village Pool and Cabana as well as Curiosity Cove, the children’s park, incorporates the traditional sense of ‘neighborhood’ for those who live in and visit Evia.

The Curiosity Cove Collection will begin in December with the creation of new homes along the park. These homes will offer single-story floor plans in addition to homes up to 2,300 square feet.

All offer ground-floor master suites and private yards. Buyers currently have the ability to choose all of the selections and customize their new home to their specifications.

Sullivan continues, “These quaint, free-standing homes are situated upon Curiosity Cove and have a great view of the park from their front porches. They will offer a nice atmosphere as neighbors treat the park as an extension of their front yard. They are brightly painted and are great tributes to the creations seen throughout the Garden District in New Orleans.”

Each weekend, people can visit various open houses, ranging from 2,000 to 4,000 square feet. These architectural creations have been designed to reflect the architecture that has appealed to so many who visit and want to call Evia home. All of these homes are ready for the new owners to enjoy.

Sugar Bean Coffee and Cream, the neighborhood coffee house and gelato café, can be found in the Village Center and is open daily. Sugar Bean offers a variety of coffees, teas, fruit smoothies, authentic Italian gelato, beer and wine and fresh-baked breakfast items. Sugar Bean is available for private events such as wedding or baby showers, group training sessions and meetings. Sugar Bean Coffee and Cream can be reached by calling 409-974-4473.

For information on Evia, call 409-744-5555 or log on to www.eviagalveston.com.

The Evia Information Center is open every afternoon and is located at 13 Evia Main. Travel on Seawall Boulevard to 89 Street and take a right. Travel to Stewart Road and take a left. Evia is located by taking 99 Street from Stewart Road and traveling straight to the main entrance across from the Moody Gardens Golf Course on Galveston Island.

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