Friendswood is a progressive suburban community with a hometown atmosphere conveniently located between downtown Houston and Galveston, near to Hobby Airport and the deep water ports of the Houston Ship Channel. Located the middle of the Houston Life Sciences Corridor, including the Texas Medical Center and the world-renowned UTMB in Galveston, Friendswood offers suburban living for many of Houston's commuters.
Friendswood's reputation for traditional values, quality education, and excellent housing attract new residents into the community each year. The city is adorned with a unique blend of beautiful parks, natural trails and lush landscaping, along with a championship golf course. Known for its extraordinary demographics, including a highly educated resident base and an outstanding public school system, Friendswood offers a number of housing options in park-like settings.
Although the Houston Ship Channel provided the main stimulus for the economy in early years, energy, refining, medical, and petrochemicals have spurred diversity and growth. As one of the oldest communities in Houston, Friendswood maintains is ties to tradition, while welcoming growth and change.