Kemah Real Estate
Best known for the Kemah Boardwalk and Waterfront, this seaside communities’ boundary is Galveston Bay.
Originally a small fishing town, the city has become a tourist destination for the areas restaurants and attractions, which are contained within the Kemah Entertainment District.
From the 1920s to the 1950s Kemah became a significant tourist destination resulting from investment by the Maceo crime syndicate which ran Galveston
during this time. The syndicate created a lavish casino district along the boardwalk featuring venues such as the Chili Bowl and the Kemah Den. During
the 1950s the state Attorney General and the Texas Rangers finally shut down the Galveston vice empire. Kemah’s casinos were closed and its tourism base
As of 2000, there were 2,330 people, 892 households, and 566 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,300.8 people per square mile
(502.6/km²). There were 1,075 housing units at an average density of 600.2 per square mile (231.9/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 75.36% White,
3.82% African American, 0.86% Native American, 3.48% Asian, 15.79% from other races, and 0.69% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were
24.76% of the population.