Friendswood, Texas, is located 23 miles southeast of Houston and makes a great Southern home for families. With safe communities, an excellent education system and beautiful green surroundings, the town offers its residents the premiere lifestyle in the region. Friendswood was ranked No. 32 on CNN/Money's 2009 list of America's Best Small Towns, allowing its 36,000 residents to enjoy the area's prospering housing market. Search for Friendswood apartments for rent, and find a high quality of life in the Gulf Region.
Friendswood was established in 1895 when a group of Quakers moved to the Gulf Coast to create a new religious community. The farming town developed through the 1900s as a town centered on hard work, clean living, strong families and religious faith. Today, Friendswood honors its heritage with an affluent environment fueled by families who understand the importance of traditional values. Most residents here are well-educated and enjoy a thriving local business landscape. The city is constantly developing, bringing new opportunities and ideas to the forefront of the community. Residents living in Friendswood rentals can take advantage of the city's inexpensive living conditions. The city's cost of living index of 93.7 is well below the national average.
Stevenson Park is located in Friendswood and provides space for residents to spend time outdoors. With soccer, multi-purpose and football fields, an open amphitheater and areas for picnicking, hiking and jogging, the park is a great place to spend a sunny afternoon. The Kemah Boardwalk is also nearby and offers a fun experience for visitors of all ages. Seaside shows, waterfront restaurants and other amusements give the boardwalk a distinctive Gulf Coast appeal. Local residents enjoy many events in the area with distinctive Texas feel, including the Friendswood Is Great Festival, Houston International Festival, Bayou City Art Festival and Houston Shakespeare Festival.
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