Friendswood, TX
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Friendswood is a lovely small town near the Gulf Coast of Texas. The downtown is a reminder of times gone by—complete with a historic city hall, a fire station from the mid-20th century, war memorials and a gazebo for city events. Friendswood is a great outdoor community, and the city has many beautiful outdoor parks like Friendswood City Park and Centennial Park as well as large sports complexes for both youth and adult sports. There is even a city pool for those hot summer days, as well as a championship golf course.


Education is a top priority for the Friendswood community, which has its own school district, Friendswood ISD, and award-winning schools. Friendswood is blessed with quality teachers and tremendous involvement from the community. Friendswood High School ranks as one of the top 10 in the entire Houston area. Some Friendswood neighborhoods are zoned to Clear Creek Independent School District. Both districts are consistently rated 8 or 9 out of 10. The popular community colleges of College of the Mainland and San Jacinto Junior College are nearby, as are major universities like the University of Houston Clear Lake (UHCL), Lee College in Baytown, and Texas A&M Galveston.


Many residents have chosen Friendswood because it offers the very best of both worlds—small-town appeal near the fourth largest city in America. Many Friendswood residents commute to Downtown Houston for work, traveling via Interstate 45, which runs north-south in the Houston area all the way to Galveston Island.

Cost of Living

Friendswood’s cost of living is a bit higher than the national average due to its location in the greater Houston metro area. Property taxes are reasonable and below the national average. The city has a very business-friendly atmosphere and over half of all residents hold professional, executive, and managerial positions. Top employers are the school districts, the City of Friendswood, NASA and its many contractors, as well as the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) in Galveston.


Friendswood is a short 15-minute drive from NASA Johnson Space Center’s manned spaceflight program, the home of America’s astronauts, and a 30-minute drive to Downtown Houston and all the attractions it has to offer, like Astros baseball, Texans football, Rockets basketball, MLS soccer, he amazing theater district, and so much more.

To the south is a short drive to the Kemah Boardwalk’s restaurants and shops, and Galveston Island is a short 30-minute drive. If you have a boat, you can keep it at the Kemah marina, the nation’s third largest, fleet of recreational boats, or at one of the many Galveston Island marinas or boatyards.


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