Population: 38,272Median home value: $241,700 91 Ranks better than 99% of areas

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A+ Friendswood Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
D+ Friendswood Cost of Living Cost of living is 16% higher than Texas
1055% more expensive than the US average
919% less expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Friendswood cost of living
A+ Friendswood Crime Total crime is 70% lower than Texas
Total crime
89367% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 11367% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-9%Year over year crime is down
Friendswood crime
B+ Friendswood Employment Household income is 74% higher than Texas
Median household income
$95,24172% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$45,95454% higher than the US average
Unemployment rate
3%26% lower than the US average
Friendswood employment
B Friendswood Housing Home value is 69% higher than Texas
Median home value
$241,70031% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$1,09716% higher than the US average
Home ownership
79%25% higher than the US average
Friendswood real estate or Friendswood rentals
A+ Friendswood Schools HS graduation rate is 19% higher than Texas
High school grad. rates
92%11% higher than the US average
School test scores
86%75% higher than the US average
Student teacher ratio
17:15% higher than the US average
Friendswood K-12 schools or Friendswood colleges

Living in Friendswood, TX

Located in the state of Texas, Friendswood is a moderately-sized city with a population of 38,272 inhabitants. The majority of Friendswood residents report their race to be White; this is followed by Asian and Black. Friendswood is known to be family friendly as more than 86% of the population has already tied the knot. It might also be worth noting that 53% of residents also have children under the age of 18.

If you’re considering moving to any new city, it could be a very discouraging task. However, it could also be a great experience if you are willing to get to know the city before actually living in Friendswood, Texas. Using the livability score which includes data from categories like amenities, cost of living, employment, you can easily compare the best places to live in Friendswood and also determine if there are any nearby cities that might be a better match for your lifestyle. You can also compare Friendswood to Texas and the national average.

Using data and statistics Friendswood has received a livability score of 92/100. This score is ranked in the 99th percentile when compared to all other cities. Based on this score, Friendswood would be considered a very livable city! Friendswood has also earned the rare honor of ranking in the top 10 percentile among all cities. If we examine each of the categories on their own, we see that Friendswood ranks well for amenities (A+), crime (A+), weather (A-), education (A+), employment (B+) and housing (B).

Location, location, location - possibly the three most important words in your search for a new place to live. Fortunately, in Friendswood, there is no shortage of amazing local amenities and interesting things to do.

Feeling a sense of safety in the area that you live in is a must for most people. Low crime rates can have a positive impact on things like home prices, home appreciation rates and the overall sense of community. Friendswood has a violent crime rate of 90 crimes per 100,000 residents which is far lower than the national average.

School test scores can be an important metric in deciding if the local area schools can provide a solid educational system for children. The schools in Friendswood have a test score average of 86%, which is well above the US average.

Finding affordable real estate and apartments for rent in Friendswood can be tricky. Having said that, this area might be the place to get the best of both worlds. Based on factors like home/rental affordability and appreciation rates, this area has received an above average score in the housing category.

Friendswood real estate prices and overall affordability will play a huge role in determining if the area is the right fit for you. Of course there are probably some other items on your “wish list”, but even before they are considered, let’s take a look at the home prices and affordability in Friendswood. The median home price for Friendswood homes is $241,700, which is 69.4% higher than the Texas average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in Friendswood, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 2.5, which is 3.8% lower than the Texas average. Real estate appreciation rates in Friendswood are important to consider, as they can act as a guide to determine if your new home purchase will be a solid investment going forward. During the last twelve months, the appreciation rate for Friendswood homes comes in at -0.1%, and the 5 year appreciation rates were 5.4%.

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Compare Friendswood, TX Livability To Other Cities

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When was this updated? I have searched everywhere in the page and can’t seem to see when it was updated. That previous review is scary. I want to know if this information is accurate. Thanks
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Questions about moving to Friendswood TX

Hi there, my family and I are considering moving to Friendswood, TX and are interested in any information about this community. We have a daughter that will be starting High School, so any information about the schools and safety would be great. I see there is a review from a couple years ago...which has me a bit worried. Can anyone shed some light on whether this is a good community for families? I don't need a ton of shopping options, but some would be great. We are moving from San Diego, so we know we will be up for a change...but are also excited!

Thanks so much!
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Overall bad investment and not conducive to healthy family life.

The schools are very bad with gangs, drugs and bullying. The school district taxes are very high, and you will still probably have to send your children to a private school costing on the order of a college or university, if you want them to be safe and be able to pass a college entrance exam.

There is little to do and few attractions. The park has a gazebo.

The city government is as abusive as any foreign dictatorship. City employees have been observed in drug activity.

Property crime and vehicle break-ins are a real problem.

Homes are overpriced compared with other better neighborhoods in the Houston area.

Limited medical care available withing less than 10-15 miles.

There are a lot of fast food restaurants. Others are marginal.

No cultural interests to speak of.

Population is mostly working class trying to move into upper middle class.

It likes to promote itself as a small town of churches, but there is no noticeable evidence God is aware of any of them.

The town is very bigoted towards non-caucasions and non-protestants.

Overall bad investment not conducive to a healthy family life.

Do not recommend for any age group.
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