Introduction to Friendswood, Texas
Friendswood, Texas, in Galveston county, is 11 miles S of Pasadena, Texas (center to center) and 18 miles SE of Houston, Texas. The city is included in the Galveston - Texas City metropolitan area. As of the year 2000 census, 29,037 people lived in Friendswood.
Friendswood was originally established on July 15, 1895. It was founded by the Quakers, Religious Society of Friends, and was named after them. Between 1895 and 1915, most of the settlers of the area were Quakers. Farmers arrived in the city around 1920. The growth of the area slowed down during World War II. The city was officially incorporated in 1960. Around 1966, the first medical clinic, bank, pharmacy, and police department were established in Friendswood.
Friendswood and nearby Attractions
- Armand Bayou Nature Center
- West Bay Common School Children's Museum
- Space Center Houston
- Houston Zoo
- San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site
- Hermann Park
Things To Do In Friendswood
Friendswood offers several recreational facilities both for residents and visitors. You can enjoy a host of recreational activities at Stevenson Park, Friendswood City Park, Renwick Park, 1776 Park, and Randolph Park. It is worth visiting the Frank J. Brown Museum. The city also has a number of churches that retain the old-world feel. Among them are the Heritage Park Baptist Church, Hope Lutheran Church, First Baptist Church of Friendswood Family Life, Friendswood Community Church, and Friendswood United Methodist Church.
International flights are available from George Bush Intercontinental Airport.
Friendswood Higher Education
San Jacinto College-South Campus and Alvin Community College are close to the city.