Named as one of the best places to live in the country by CNN/Money Magazine back in 2007, this Texan city within the Houston-Woodlands-Sugar Land metropolitan area is home to an upscale community with a great number of opportunities that promise a superb quality of life. The city traces its roots to the 1890s, when a group of families that were part of a colony of English Quakers separated from their community and established a settlement of their own.
Friendswood is just a short drive away from the cities of Houston and Galveston. While you can easily enjoy the amenities and services that these famous cities have to offer, Friendswood is quite self-sufficient. A city that shows great promise, it is served by a top-tier public school system and offers plenty of educational and career opportunities to support the growth and development of its residents.
Recreational opportunities abound in Friendswood’s Stevenson Park, located just right behind the City Hall. The park has a play area for children, equipped with jungle gyms and swings. Fitness and sports enthusiasts can enjoy the park’s track, sand volleyball court, swimming pool, basketball court, and tennis court.
Dedicated to the fallen soldiers of the Armed Forces of the United States, the Friendswood Veterans Memorial covers an area of 3,500 square feet. The memorial park’s most prominent feature is its stainless steel American flag. Two granite columns flank the flag pole, each column decorated with the U.S military branches’ emblems.
As Friendswood is located a mere twenty miles away from Houston, Friendswood is only a short drive away from the interstellar wonders and mysteries that the Space Center Houston offers. Described as the doorway to NASA’s celebrated Johnson Space Center, the Space Center Houston offers exhibits and educational programs to those who seek to explore beyond the reaches of our known universe.
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