The City of Bayou Vista is a single-family, residential waterfront community developed along a series of twelve (12) dredged canals which provide access to Galveston Bay and the Gulf of Mexico. Our residents can fish or crab from their docks or fish from their boat in Galveston Bay.
The City of Bayou Vista offers not only a multitude of recreational activities, but also offers the beauty of the wildlife that shares this community. Pelicans, Herons, and Mallards, are but a few species of feathered friends who also enjoy the environment of living on the salt-water canals.
The City of Bayou Vista is also very unique in that our Police Department provides 24 hour police protection. There are two entrances into Bayou Vista, with the Sailfish entrance closing at midnight and reopening at 6:00 a.m. every day. Our officers patrol 24/7 and provide our residents with a true sense of security. For those individuals who love to exercise either by running, walking, or bicycling, they will be pleasantly surprised to learn that they can enjoy the great outdoors anytime day or night.
Our Police Department also provides additional security checks for those homeowners who are on vacation or out-of-town for an extended length of time.
Along with the security that our Police Department provides, the community of Bayou Vista is also served by the Bayou Vista Volunteer Fire Department. The BVVFD provides 24/7 EMT/Fire Protection Services. The response time is less than 4 minutes which can be critical in an emergency situation. The personnel on our Fire Department are all certified EMT’s and can stabilize the individual while awaiting the ambulance. For this Fire Protection and Emergency Medical service, a mandatory fee of $15 per month is included on your MUD #12 Water/Sewer Bill.
The City of Bayou Vista is nestled near Jones Bay and Highland Bayou approximately 8 miles west-northwest of Galveston and about 35 miles from the bustle of Houston.
Come visit our city and discover why Bayou Vista is “Where living on the water is a way of life.”