Friendswood’s unique small town charm combined with the booming metropolis, culture and arts of nearby Houston and Galveston, makes it a family friendly city soaked in southern style. Recently, MONEY magazine and CNN/Money spent months looking for Great American towns, where one would want to raise children and celebrate life's milestones. Friendswood placed in the top 1,100 towns in the nation for the title of Best Places to Live in 2005.
Nearby Houston has nurtured a superb arts scene, readily available to the residents of Friendswood. The theater district is an important feature of Houston’s great quality of life, and is located amidst elegant modern architecture rising from an urban forest. International cuisine, mild weather that allows year-round outdoor recreation and entertainment day or night with theme parks, major-league sports arenas and highly acclaimed museums are all available to the areas’ residents. Nearby Galveston offers a multitude of recreation activities, including 12 parks, 11 athletic fields, 16 tennis courts, a golf course, and countless fishing opportunities. The beaches are the real draw for outdoor enthusiasts to bask in the sunshine, stroll the esplanades or partake in sand sports.
Friendswood takes its roots from its Quaker beginnings as a farming community. Fig orchards, orange orchards and rice fields once flourished here. Still reminiscent of hard work, simple living, the family and education, this community hasn’t changed its priorities. Friendswood offers a large scope of activities, opportunities and growth to delight residents and make them proud of the city they call home.
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