Friendswood TX, the population as of 2010 was 35, 805 and it has become a thriving community sharing two counties, Northern Galveston and Southern Harris County divided by the popular Clear Creek. Clear Creek offers direct water access to the Gulf of Mexico through Clear Lake and Galveston Bay.
Friendswood TX weather – Summers are long, can be hot and oppressive as it is Texas. The winters are short, cool and windy. Over the course of the year, the average temperatures vary from 47 degrees to 92 degrees but are rarely below 34 degrees or above 96 degrees.
Transportation systems are well developed with road, air and rail easily accessible. Friendswood highways include IH 45, Texas Highway 35, FM 528, FM 518, and FM 2351. The local Clover Field Airport provides a 4,300 ft. hard surface, lighted general aviation runway with fuel service. Houston’s William P. Hobby Airport, served by eight carriers, is 15 miles to the north. Ellington Field, 5 miles to the east, operates as a general aviation reliever and is utilized as a cargo field. Rail service is conveniently provided in adjacent towns by four major railway companies.
In 2007, CNN/Money magazine listed Friendswood as one of the 100 America’s Best Places To Live for that year, making it one of 900 small towns recognized since the rankings began in 2005! “Best Places to Live 2007: Friendswood.” CNN/Money. Retrieved on December 6, 2008.
The history of Friendswood shows it was founded in 1895 by members of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers)
The Best Time Of Year To Visit Friendswood TX for outdoor activities are from late March to mid-May and from early October to early November. Peak time is the last week of April with beaches within 30 – 40 minutes! Below are a few.
El Jardin Beach, Seabrook TX – about 30 minutes
Sylvan Beach Park, La Port TX – about 30 minutes
Galveston Island – about 30-40 minutes