About Friendswood, Texas
Friendswood’s reputation for traditional values, quality education, and excellent housing attract new families into the community each year. Friendswood takes pride in its premier lifestyle and low crime rate that offers its citizens the best in beautiful parks, abundant trees, and recreational and sports facilities in a manageable hometown atmosphere. The city is adorned with a unique blend of beautiful parks, natural trails and lush landscaping, along with a championship golf course. Children excel in studies through a superior school system. All of these attributes are a perfect match for Friendswood’s affluent resident base of well-educated, high-income families. In fact more than half of the city’s residents are employed in executive, professional and managerial positions and generate an average household income of $117,000.
In addition, Friendswood features a vibrant business-friendly atmosphere. From office buildings and shopping centers to retail outlets and mixed-use projects, new developments are constantly on the horizon. Friendswood offers single-family residential housing in pleasant park-like settings, tucked-away from the busy stream of vehicular traffic. Choices abound with master-planned communities for new homes, resale homes in a variety of architectural styles in neighborhood subdivisions such as West Ranch, The Forest of Friendswood, and several communities offering seniors the finest in independent and assisted living in Texas such as The Bedford and Village on the Park.
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Dining and Shopping
The city proper is home to several shopping centers providing an eclectic mix of locally owned boutiques and shops such as Larry’s Designs and Florist, Paisley Lane Women’s and Children’s Boutique, Bergamos Spa Retreat, Silver Bee Boutique, and Acori Diamonds and Designs.
Friendswood is home to many family owned and operated restaurants such as Brasserie 1985, Rancho Mexican, Perry and Sons Market and Grille, Between Us Tea Room, Stefano’s Pizza & Italian Kitchen, Ellie’s Kitchen and Catering, and Masa Sushi.
Friendswood is home to a plethora of entertainment options. The city itself offers options such as wine bars, micro breweries, movie theaters, roller skating, arcades, bowling, painting, petting zoo, golf, as well as great parks with pools and splash pads to beat the summer heat. Friendswood is just 22 miles from Houston which offers great options for concerts, festivals, museums, sports, rodeo, marathons, and a thriving art community.
Parks and Recreation
The city of Friendswood has 4 public parks offering options for all ages to enjoy. From swimming pools and splash pads, to public amphitheaters and fishing there is something for the entire family to enjoy. Friendswood also offers 2 sports complexes for league play as well as an activity building.
Friendswood is famous for City of Friendswood 4th of July Parade and Celebration, Santa in the Park and Christmas Parade, concerts and movies in the parks.
Most of Friendswood is less than 4 miles to Interstate 45 and just 22 miles from Downtown Houston. The average drive to Downtown Houston is about 30 minutes to 1 hour depending on traffic and time of day.
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