The city of Friendswood lies on the Southwest side of the Gulf Freeway. It is a rural community founded in 1895 by members of the Society of Friends (Quakers). Friendswood continues to cherish the values of family and the spirit of community the Quakers brought to it in 1895. It has, however, grown considerably. Friendswood now encompasses parts of two counties, Northern Galveston and southern Harris County, divided by the popular Clear Creek. Clear Creek, a navigable waterway, offers direct water access to the Gulf of Mexico through Clear Lake and Galveston Bay.
Friendswood's population has more than doubled in every census count since 1960. The current population is over 28,000. It is the 70th largest of over 1300 cities in Texas, located 3 miles west of I-45, halfway between Houston and Galveston. With its unique geographic location, residents and businesses alike have the convenience of living within a large metropolitan area, with all its amenities, and still be away from the intensities of the city. Friendswood encompasses 21 square miles and is only 50% developed. There is ample room for growth, commercially, industrially and residentially.
These days, the residents enjoy a heavily-wooded, rural atmosphere. Some homes sit on several acres, others on smaller subdivision lots. Creek front properties are available, and one subdivision offers a private landing strip as an amenity. Prices range from the mid $70s to $700s, or more.
Amenities are great! Within a thirty minute drive residents can attend cultural, educational and recreational events. Ballet, opera, theaters, orchestras, museums, NASA, amusements parks, observatories, zoos, major league sports of every kind, and the beach at Galveston are all conveniently available.
Education is an important part of every successful community. Friendswood lies within two premier school districts, Clear Creek ISD and Friendswood ISD. Both are rated among the best in Texas. There are several community colleges, as well as quality four year universities and upper level graduate schools in close proximity.
Transportation systems are well developed with road, air and rail easily accessible. Friendswood highways include I-45, Texas Highway 35, FM 528, FM 518, and FM 2351. The local Clover Field Airport provides a 4,300 ft. hard surface, lighted general aviation runway with fuel service. Houston's William P. Hobby Airport, served by eight carriers, is 15 miles to the north. Ellington Field, 5 miles to the east, operates as a general aviation reliever and is utilized as a cargo field. Rail service is conveniently provided in adjacent towns by four major railway companies.
Friendswood is a growing, healthy, vibrant community. People living here are interested in maintaining an excellent quality of life, not unlike that developed by the city's founders.
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