Friendswood : Texas

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What it's Like to Retire in Friendswood

Friendswood is a very affluent and rapidly growing city of 36,000  within the Houston Metro. It was named a "Best Places to Live" by CNN/Money in 2007. The city was founded by the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) in 1895. It has  a public library. The median household income was $95,000.

Where to Retire in Friendswood and Home Prices

Home values increased in 2011 with a median sales value of $230,000 by late in the year. There are active communities in this area south of Houston.

What is special about Friendswood

The city is very prosperous with a low crime rate and its interesting Quaker heritage.

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Climate and Physical Environment

Median January temerature is in the low 50's. Summers are hot and extremely humid.  Friendswood is in southern Texas south of Houston.

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Crime rate is extremely low.

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  • State: TX
  • Environment: Suburban,
  • City Population: 25,001-50,000
  • Median age of Population: 25-44
  • Avg Jan Temperature: 41-60
  • Avg July Temperature:
  • Median HH Income: 80,000+
  • Average Home Price (MLS): $200,001-$300,000
  • Annual Property Tax on a $200,000 house: 2000-4000
  • Total Crime Index: <80 (Very low)
  • Cost of Living Index: 101-110 (slightly above average)
  • Culture Index: 101-110 (slightly above average)
  • State Sales Tax: Yes
  • State Income Tax: No
  • Name of the Guide: boomer1

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