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Friendswood Home Search | Friendswood, TX 77546 | Marilyn Wier 713-542-8451
Friendwood, TX is located within Galvestion and Harris Counties. Friendswood can boast about it's small town charm as being one of CNN/Money Magazine's "America's Best Places to Live." With its small city charm and its locality to the big city, you will find Friendswood is a great place to call home!
Friendswood has grown tremendously since its days of just a church, a post office, a grocery store and a few fig plants. Friendswood is a city just outside of the Houston city limits and Houston metropolitan area. Friendswood was originally established on July 15, 1895. It was founded by the Quakers, Religious Society of Friends, and was named after them. Between 1895 and 1915, most of the settlers of the area were Quakers. Farmers arrived in the city around 1920. The growth of the area slowed down during World War II. The city was officially incorporated in 1960. Around 1966, the first medical clinic, bank, pharmacy, and police department were established in Friendswood.
Friendswood has a reputation for traditional values, outstanding education and an impressive housing market. Its low crime rate and premier lifestyle are just a few of why people are proud to live in Friendswood, TX. The city is adorned with a unique blend of beautiful parks, natural trails and lush landscaping, along with a championship golf course. Friendswood is booming with office buildings, shopping centers and new developments. Choices abound with master-planned communities for new homes, resale homes in a variety of architectural styles in neighborhood subdivisions, and several communities offering seniors the finest in independent and assisted living in Texas.
Children excel in studies through a superior school system. Friendswood ISD continues to be recognized in the area as well as in the state for test scores and accountability ratings. Its Academic Decathlon Team is known nationally and has more than a decade of consecutive State championships. Friendswood ISD has been named the fifth most efficient Texas School District by the Texas Business Coalition. Friendswood High School was named 1 of 13 Top High Schools in the State as well as 1 of 10 Top High Schools in the Houston area. The Band, Choir and Drama Departments have been awarded exceptional honors annually. Friendswood school district is made up of: