Luxury Outlook 2022
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Located twenty miles south of Houston and twenty-seven miles north of Galveston, Friendswood is poised to enjoy everything that Houston, Galveston and its own Bay Area have to offer. Friendswood began in the 1890s when a colony of English Quakers purchased more than 1,500 acres from local land owner J. C. League. The Quakers initially settled close to Alvin but several of the families disapproved of the local customs, which included dancing, and moved to land drained by four creeks: Chigger, Coward’s, Mary’s and Clear. The off-shoot settlement was named Friendswood in honor of The Society of Friends. A post office was established in 1899 and Friendswood Academy graduated its first class in 1907. Residents owned dairy and poultry farms, and grew oranges, strawberries, figs, and rice. Oil was discovered in the area during the 1930s. Friendswood was incorporated in 1960 and in 1962, the NASA Manned Spacecraft Center (now the Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center) was established ten miles away. <br