Named one of “America’s Best Places to Live” by CNN Money Magazine in 2007, Friendswood is a community in Southeast Texas that offers a high quality of life. Quality schools, a low crime rate and an abundance of parks and recreational facilities make Friendswood a great place to live and raise a family. Located halfway between Houston and Galveston, Friendswood residents enjoy easy access to some of the best attractions in the Lone Star State too.
Friendswood was named by the Religious Society of Friends who founded the city as a Quaker colony in 1895. The region became a popular place for growing figs in the early 20th century, and fig preserving plants played an important role in the economy. Today, Friendswood’s early history is preserved at the Frank J. Brown Museum, housed in a replica of the first home built by one of the city’s Quaker founders.
Around 38,000 residents call Friendswood home, with approximately 12,850 households living with the city’s boundaries. At 81 percent, the homeownership rate in Friendswood is significantly higher than the state average of 63.3 percent. The median value of owner-occupied homes is $226,600, and the median household income is nearly $100,000.
Located just a few miles from the city’s eastern border, the NASA Space Center is the region’s star attraction, but there are plenty of local attractions worth visiting too:
The beautifully landscaped Timber Creek Golf Club boasts 27 holes on 316 acres of wooded land.
Currently offering 1,240,000 square feet of retail space, the Baybrook Mall is undergoing an expansion that will make it the second largest mall in the Greater Houston Area.
The newest addition to the city’s park system, Centennial Park boasts more than a dozen sports fields, picnic pavilions and trails.
Dedicated in 2010, the Friendswood Veterans Memorial features a 16-foot tall American flag sculpted in stainless steel.
Family owned and operated, Maxx AC & Heating provides the air conditioning repairs, installations and services that Friendswood’s residents rely on for comfort during the long warm-weather season. When your air conditioning needs a tune-up, an emergency fix or a major overhaul, we offer fast and affordable solutions.
A well-operating cooling system makes life in Friendswood even more enjoyable. To learn more about how the experts at Maxx AC & Heating can enhance your comfort at home with timely air conditioning repairs, give us a call today at (281) 409-3890.