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  2. Crime & Safety
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  3. Housing
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  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
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  8. Weather
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  9. Cost of Living
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  10. Health & Fitness
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  11. Outdoor Activities
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  12. Commute
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Friendswood is a suburb of Houston with a population of 38,811. Friendswood is in Galveston County and is one of the best places to live in Texas. Living in Friendswood offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Friendswood there are a lot of coffee shops and parks. Residents of Friendswood tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Friendswood are highly rated.
About Friendswood...
Population
38,811

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$256,300
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,150
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
    23
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    40
    41
  • Robbery
    28
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    143
    500
  • Theft
    618
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    43
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    15%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    9%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    16%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    15%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    16%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    33%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    30%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    17%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    4%
    13%

Working in Friendswood

Jobs
A-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$98,609
National
$55,322
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Friendswood Reviews

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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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Friendswood is small town in a suburb of Houston, it's a great town because it's quiet, and the people are kind here. That also applies at night time. The town is quiet and the night life people aren't out and about due to the great police force here in Friendswood. Friendswood might be quiet, but they sure do love their parades. The parades here are nice and Family-Friendly for everyone. Since Friendswood is so small, traffic is virtually non-existent here which is great for getting from point A to B in less than 30 minutes.
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.