Friday, July 20, 2007

Friendswood, Texas USA : I'm Home

Looks like I'm not living in too sleepy a town after all.
Friendswood provided a stark contrast from my old domicile
in North Bergen, New Jersey which is just across the river
from Manhattan, New York. When I first moved here in 1996
it was all peace and quiet with a few green spots to break up
the flat, dry Texan landscape. Since then it has blossomed into
a city with a definite identity by retaining a fair amount of its
small-town ambiance, enough to qualify as Number 51
CNN and Money magazine's Top 100 places to
live in the USA.

Friendswood, Texas

Friendswood, Texas
Population: 31,500
Median home price (2006): $254,999
Average property taxes (2005): $1,958

** Once a Quaker Colony, Friendswood underwent its largest
when young Houston families began relocating to
the city in the 1950's
(then, with a population of 1,000).
Thanks to a Mayberry Effect that
continued throughout the
decades, Friendswood is now home to over
31,500 people.
This affluent town enjoys year-round subtropical weather
access to jobs, shopping and entertainment in nearby
** info from
top 100 places usa 2007

The official Friendswood city site
still reclines leisurely
in lo-tech, laid-back mode......

Strange Friendswood building by Texas standards on Flickr

See complete data and interactive map for Friendswood

Find homes for sale in Friendswood

Somewhat outdated Friendswood facts here

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