Friendswood was first settled in 1895 by Frank Jacob Brown and Thomas Hadley Lewis and is located about 30 minutes west of Galveston and 15 minutes east of Houston. With a population of 35,805 residents (as of the 2010 U.S. Census), this thriving community offers everything! Beautiful parks, nature trails, a championship golf course, excellent school systems, a low crime rate and a location that allows access to the amenities of the city of Houston. It also offers a quick drive to the beach in Galveston!
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Renters, rejoice! More than18 percent of Friendswood residents are renters. With a vacancy rate of 8.1 percent, finding the perfect two-bedroom home in the trendy City Center neighborhood is easier than you might think. Another popular neighborhood with historic charm is located along FM 518 and FM 528, and with vacancy rates at a slightly lower 5.6 percent, renters still have the choice of finding great rent to own homes here.
Small town cuisine with a big city taste! Ellie's Kitchen and Catering on S. Friendswood Drive is a must for anyone who loves Greek cuisine. The dolmas (stuffed grape leaves) are exquisite and the baklava is second to none. Further down the road is Perry and Sons Market and Grille, where diners can find succulent rib eye steaks and perfectly cooked pork chops.
Embrace the booming market! Rated as one of the "Best Places to Live" in southeast Texas, the median home cost in Friendswood is $210,800, with home appreciation at 12 percent in the past year. The San Joaquin Parkway and S. Mission Circle neighborhoods are slightly higher priced; both have homes in the $311,000 range. If you prefer a more historic feel to the area in which you live, the City Center is just the place to find rental homes, priced (on average) in the $730 range. Consequently, this is 53.2% lower than the cost of rent in all other Texas neighborhoods!
Enjoy the great outdoors! Go for a jog along Cowart Creek through the City Center or for a fun ride on a mountain bike to get your heart rate up. If you'd rather have a picnic or play Frisbee, head over to Stevenson Park, a popular spot located right in front of Friendswood City Hall. Whatever your preferred activity level, you're sure to find what you're looking for in Friendswood.
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