Blending small-town appeal with progressive suburban sensibilities, the city of Friendswood is a charming bedroom community that was originally established in 1895 by English Quakers. Primarily a residential community, the area is dotted with lovely parks as well as miles of trails and lush greenery, providing a serene, picturesque setting for its residents. Known for its family-friendly neighborhoods, excellent school system, and convenient proximity to Houston, Friendswood has often been cited as one of America’s best places to live.
Things to Do
The Friendswood Historical Society offers tours of several museums and historical structures in the city, including the Frank J. Brown Heritage Museum and Barn, which is housed in a replica of the very first house built in Friendswood in 1895. The museum occupies the second floor of the house, with displays of artifacts and photos, while the barn was built with lumber that’s over 100 years old.
The Perry House, built in 1902, was the home of Nathan and Mary Perry, and is the oldest house in Friendswood. The house has since fallen into a state of disrepair, but the Friendswood Historical Society undertook the task of completely restoring the structure, which now stands as a historic site that’s open for tours by appointment.
The Friendswood Veterans Memorial adjacent to the Friendswood City Hall was dedicated in 2010. The memorial occupies 3,500 sq. ft. of open space, with an arched entry and two 7-foot granite columns on either side with a stainless steel globe and bronze eagle on top. A large stainless steel waving American flag dominates the memorial, along with an inscription on its base explaining its purpose.
Friendswood TX Homes for Sale, Rentals and Houston Real Estate
Real estate options in Friendswood provide homeowners with much-needed privacy away from big city bustle and traffic.Neighborhoods here are a mix of new developments and master-planned communities in lovely park-like settings, complete with tree-lined streets, landscaped yards and cul-de-sacs. You’ll find many single-family residences here, as well as townhouses, low-rise condos, and sprawling estate properties. There’s also ample vacant land and lots available that are perfect for new construction, for those who’d prefer to build their own custom home.
Check out the aptly named The Forest of Friendswood, a thickly wooded subdivision boasting beautiful neo-traditional single-family homes on large, tree-shaded lots that are set far back from the road. Edged by Melody Lane, Timber Creek and Randolph Park, the homes here were built in the period between 1998 and 2005.