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  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B+
  3. Housing
    A
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    A-
  8. Weather
    B+
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    B
About Friendswood...
Population
38,272

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$241,700
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,097
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    21%
  • Own
    79%
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Friendswood Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    25
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    44
    41
  • Robbery
    15
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    91
    500
  • Theft
    634
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    41
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$95,241
National
$55,322
Children
22%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    16%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    32%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    31%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    16%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    5%
    13%
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I love living in Friendswood. Easy access to Houston big city life, but also best of the suburbs. There are wonderful parks, shopping and lots of great neighbors. Even after Harvey gutted many homes, the community has remained very strong. My favorite part of the city is the 1776 Discgolf course!
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Small town feel with everything you need! Much smaller than the other suburbs I've lived in and I couldn't be happier. We have all of the high end stores within a 10 minute drive, we're only 20 minutes from the Galveston beach, and 20 minutes from downtown Houston. Perfect placement for a day at the beach or a nightlife. The city itself is clean, safe, and friendly.
I have lived in Friendswood for 13 years. I have been in Friendswood schools since I was in Kindergarten. This community is second to none. The community has annual events and parades that brings everyone together. It is amazing. When I was 11 years old, I sustained a serious head injury. This community got together and had a raffle to help my family with medical expenses. They are full of caring and giving individuals and I would love to return to Friendswood when I graduate from college!