Located twenty miles south of Houston and twenty-seven miles north of Galveston, Friendswood is poised to enjoy everything that Houston, Galveston and its own Bay Area have to offer. Friendswood began in the 1890s when a colony of English Quakers purchased more than 1,500 acres from local land owner J. C. League.
Friendswood enjoys proximity to three major airports and the deep-water ports of Houston and Galveston. Within a thirty minute drive, residents can attend cultural, educational and recreational events. Ballet, opera, theaters, orchestras, museums, NASA, amusements parks, observatories, zoos, major league sports of every kind, and the beach at Galveston are all conveniently available.
The city of Friendswood is known for its highly educated, affluent resident base and an outstanding public school system served by the award-winning Friendswood and Clear Creek Independent School Districts. There are several community colleges, as well as quality four year universities and upper level graduate schools in close proximity.