Friendswood is located in the northwest corner of Galveston County, and it’s the only permanent Texas town that began as a Quaker colony. Home to over 41,000 residents, including more than 5,800 seniors aged 65 and older, Friendswood boasts a hometown atmosphere with beautiful parks and abundant trees. Because Friendswood is situated between Galveston and Houston, seniors have access to numerous cultural and recreational attractions for themselves or visiting grandchildren. In less than an hour, they’ll find amusement parks, zoos, major league sporting events, museums, ballet, opera, theaters, NASA and Galveston Beach.

Seniors who wish to retain their independence but require some assistance with daily living tasks may find what they need in an assisted living environment. The average cost of assisted living in Friendswood is $4,750 per month, which is significantly higher than the state average. It’s also higher than the national average but to a lesser degree.

The guide discusses assisted living in Friendswood. It covers cost comparisons with other Texas cities and senior care options. It also lists the benefits and drawbacks of retiring in Friendswood and several free resources to help seniors stay active and engaged.

Directory of Assisted Living Facilities in Friendswood, TX

Morada Friendswood

1310 S. Friendswood Dr., Friendswood, TX, 77546

My stepfather moved in. They’ll be helping with bathing and giving him his meds. I like the people that I’ve dealt with down there. They were very accommodating. I initially did a virtual tour, then t … (read more)
My stepfather moved in. They’ll be helping with bathing and giving him his meds. I like the people that I’ve dealt with down there. They were very accommodating. I initially did a virtual tour, then t … (read more)

2014, 2015

Regal Estates of League City

500 Enterprise Ave., League City, TX, 77573

Regal Estates of League City is an assisted and independent living facility about five minutes north of South Shore Harbor Golf Club and minutes from shopping and dining in League City, Texas. Residen … (read more)
Regal Estates of League City is an assisted and independent living facility about five minutes north of South Shore Harbor Golf Club and minutes from shopping and dining in League City, Texas. Residen … (read more)

Brookdale Pearland

2121 Scarsdale Blvd., Pearland, TX, 77581

Brookdale Pearland is located in the Texas city of Pearland just outside of Houston and close to the Gulf Freeway, medical centers and shopping areas. Residents of this facility note the large number … (read more)
Brookdale Pearland is located in the Texas city of Pearland just outside of Houston and close to the Gulf Freeway, medical centers and shopping areas. Residents of this facility note the large number … (read more)

2022

The Delaney at South Shore

2605 Marina Bay Drive, League City, TX, 77573

My wife’s grandfather lives at the Delaney and and being reassured he receives such great care is peace of mind. There are so many times that the staff goes over and above! He brags about the food … (read more)
My wife’s grandfather lives at the Delaney and and being reassured he receives such great care is peace of mind. There are so many times that the staff goes over and above! He brags about the food … (read more)

Orchard Park at Victory Lakes

2760 W Walker St, League City, TX, 77573

Hello, I retire next year and I am already lookin for assisted living in our area. One bedroom with small kitchen area. Cat friendly and assisted with medication and bathing assistance
Hello, I retire next year and I am already lookin for assisted living in our area. One bedroom with small kitchen area. Cat friendly and assisted with medication and bathing assistance

Proverbial Care

4604 W. Walnut St, Pearland, TX, 77581

Proverbial Care is an assisted living facility in Pearland, Texas, a fast-growing Houston suburb. Proverbial Care offers studio apartments and companion suites. With a resident capacity of 15, this fa … (read more)
Proverbial Care is an assisted living facility in Pearland, Texas, a fast-growing Houston suburb. Proverbial Care offers studio apartments and companion suites. With a resident capacity of 15, this fa … (read more)

Trinity Oaks Of Pearland

3033 Pearland Pkwy, Pearland, TX, 77581

Trinity Oaks is nestled away just off Pearland Parkway in Pearland, Texas, a short distance away from numerous stores, restaurants and entertainment venues on Broadway Street. Residents like the aroun … (read more)
Trinity Oaks is nestled away just off Pearland Parkway in Pearland, Texas, a short distance away from numerous stores, restaurants and entertainment venues on Broadway Street. Residents like the aroun … (read more)

Heartis Clear Lake

14520 TX-3 Webster, Webster, TX, 77598

My mother moved into the community last month. We chose it because it was very clean. It was new. I liked that it was one story. Some of the other ones were two stories or higher, you had to use an el … (read more)
My mother moved into the community last month. We chose it because it was very clean. It was new. I liked that it was one story. Some of the other ones were two stories or higher, you had to use an el … (read more)

The Park At Bay Area

5000 Space Center Blvd, Pasadena, TX, 77505

The Park At Bay Area was one of the top places for me. They might need to have a few more employees, but other than that, it was very nice. I toured both assisted living and memory care and it was ver … (read more)
The Park At Bay Area was one of the top places for me. They might need to have a few more employees, but other than that, it was very nice. I toured both assisted living and memory care and it was ver … (read more)

The Reserve at Pearland

2940 Cullen Parkway, Pearland, TX, 77584

The Reserve at Pearland is located in Pearland, close to a variety of shops including a farmers’ market and a pharmacy. Residents and guests enjoy the large living spaces that feature ample natural li … (read more)
The Reserve at Pearland is located in Pearland, close to a variety of shops including a farmers’ market and a pharmacy. Residents and guests enjoy the large living spaces that feature ample natural li … (read more)

The Shores at Clear Lake

19400 Space Center Blvd, Houston, TX, 77058

The Shores at Clearlake is an assisted living, memory care and respite facility 30 miles south of Houston, Texas, near League City. The facility offers studio apartments up to two-bedrooms — as well … (read more)
The Shores at Clearlake is an assisted living, memory care and respite facility 30 miles south of Houston, Texas, near League City. The facility offers studio apartments up to two-bedrooms — as well … (read more)

Reunion Court of Clear Lake

1235 Clear Lake City Blvd, Houston, TX, 77062


Apex Oaks

12410 Space Center Blvd, Houston, TX, 77059


Lakehouse On Dixie

3504 Dixie Farm Road, Pearland, TX, 77581

Lakehouse On Dixie is nestled near a lake in Pearland, a short distance from numerous shops, restaurants and entertainment centers along Broadway Street. Visitors praise the facility for its luxurious … (read more)
Lakehouse On Dixie is nestled near a lake in Pearland, a short distance from numerous shops, restaurants and entertainment centers along Broadway Street. Visitors praise the facility for its luxurious … (read more)

Evening Star Personal Care Home

2960 Rowan Burton Road, Alvin, TX, 77511

My mother was a resident of Evening Star Personal Care Home. It was good. They had double occupancy rooms and private rooms with adequate space to meet the residents’ needs. The staff members were all … (read more)
My mother was a resident of Evening Star Personal Care Home. It was good. They had double occupancy rooms and private rooms with adequate space to meet the residents’ needs. The staff members were all … (read more)

Psalm 23 Homecare

204 Confederate Way, El Lago, TX, 77586

My daughter and I picked Psalm 23 Home Care for my brother, but it was an assisted living facility. You live in a home and they take care of you. It was wonderful. The people there sounded great, but … (read more)
My daughter and I picked Psalm 23 Home Care for my brother, but it was an assisted living facility. You live in a home and they take care of you. It was wonderful. The people there sounded great, but … (read more)

The Crossings Methodist Retirement Communities

255 North Egret Bay Boulevard, League City, TX, 77573

The Crossings in League City, Texas, is just moments from Clear Lake and Galveston Bay, with nearby Interstate 45 leading north to the city of Houston. The spacious assisted living apartments at The C … (read more)
The Crossings in League City, Texas, is just moments from Clear Lake and Galveston Bay, with nearby Interstate 45 leading north to the city of Houston. The spacious assisted living apartments at The C … (read more)

JMJ Assisted Living Personal Care Home

11435 Blackhawk Blvd, Houston, TX, 77089

The JMJ Assisted Living Personal Care Home is set in the middle of a quiet residential neighborhood just off of Blackhawk Boulevard in Houston, Texas. Residents rate the small, intimate assisted livin … (read more)
The JMJ Assisted Living Personal Care Home is set in the middle of a quiet residential neighborhood just off of Blackhawk Boulevard in Houston, Texas. Residents rate the small, intimate assisted livin … (read more)

Brawner Sunset Haven,L.L.C

2019 Sunset Court South, , League City, TX, 77573

Brawner Sunset Haven, L.L.C. is situated in League City, Texas, between Challenger 7 Memorial Park and the highway. Visitors note that the facility is equipped with all the basic amenities as well as … (read more)
Brawner Sunset Haven, L.L.C. is situated in League City, Texas, between Challenger 7 Memorial Park and the highway. Visitors note that the facility is equipped with all the basic amenities as well as … (read more)

Alvin Memorial Gardens

916 South Gordon Street, Alvin, TX, 77511


What to Consider About Assisted Living in Friendswood

Assisted Living facilities are overseen by Texas Health and Human Services, which regulates and inspects these facilities in Friendswood and throughout the state. The department regulates the construction, maintenance, and operation of assisted living facilities to ensure the health, safety, welfare, and dignity of each resident.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Friendswood

  • Texas is often on the least tax-friendly state list, but it’s because of high property taxes. Seniors in assisted living normally won’t pay these taxes and benefit from there being no state income tax. Seniors in Friendswood enjoy tax-exemptions on Social Security benefits and all other forms of retirement income.
  • Texas’ sales tax is 6.25% and localities can add up to 2%. Most groceries, prescription and nonprescription drugs are exempt from the state sales taxes. Galveston County doesn’t charge sales taxes, but Friendship adds the maximum allowed. Friendship’s sales tax rate is 8.25%. Groceries are tax exempt in Friendswood, but other state tax-exempt items may incur the 2% local sales tax.
  • Although Friendswood doesn’t have a local hospital, several hospitals are only about four miles away, including the regionally ranked HCA Houston Healthcare Clear Lake. It has an on-site emergency department, cardiac ICU and medical surgical ICU and was rated high performing in treating heart failure, heart attack, kidney failure, stroke, diabetes and COPD.
  • The cost of living in Friendswood is 9% higher than the national average, but average costs on things often important to seniors aren’t much higher. Groceries almost mirror the national average and health care costs are only 1% higher. The inflated overall cost is primarily due to home prices that are nearly 30% higher than the national average.
  • Friendswood has an extremely low crime rate, making seniors feel safer in their community. On a scale from one to 100, with one indicating the lowest crime rate, Friendswood receives an 8.6 for violent crime and an 18.2 for property crime. Comparatively, the national averages are 22.7 and 35.4, respectively.
  • Friendswood has a wet climate and receives an average of 55 inches of rain annually, compared to 38 inches nationally. It doesn’t see any snow and the average January low is 44 degrees, which is great for seniors who are tired of harsh winters. The national averages are about 28 inches of snow and a low of less than 22 degrees.

Paying for Assisted Living in Friendswood

According to Genworth’s Cost of Care Survey, the average cost of assisted living in Friendswood is $4,750 per month. While this is only $450 higher than the national average of $4,300, it’s $752 higher than the state average of $3,998.

The Cost of Assisted Living in Nearby Cities

Assisted living costs in surrounding cities vary greatly. Costs in Beaumont are $1,160 lower than in Friendswood at $3,590, but only $500 lower in Austin at $4,250. In contrast, the average in College Station is $605 higher at $5,355, while the rate in Victoria is $775 higher at $5,525 per month. 

$4750

Friendswood

$3998

Texas

$4300

The United States

$3590

Beaumont

$4250

Austin

$5355

College Station

$5525

Victoria

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

Seniors may also want to compare other types of senior care to determine the ideal type based on their income and level of need. Adult day health care provides minimal assistance at the lowest price point, which is $1,138. Receiving care at home costs less than assisted living at $4,290 for homemaker services or home health aides. Nursing home facilities have the highest rates but provide the highest level of care. Semiprivate rooms run about $5,627 per month, while private rooms cost about $7,635. 

$4290

Home Health Aide

$4290

Home Health Aide

$1138

Adult Day Health Care

$4750

Assisted Living Facility

$5627

Nursing Home Facility (semiprivate room)

$7635

Nursing Home Facility (private room)

Note: Data for Friendswood was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, Houston, was used instead.

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Friendswood

Texas’ Medicaid waiver program, STAR+PLUS, offers help with the cost of assisted living for low-income seniors.

Learn more about these programs, plus who’s eligible, on our Assisted Living in Texas page.

Paying for Assisted Living Facilities in Texas

More Ways to Pay for Assisted Living

While many families use their own funds or personal assets to pay for assisted living, there are plenty of additional options to cover these costs. Some additional ways to finance assisted living costs include:

  • Veterans Benefits
  • Life Insurance Policy
  • Long-Term Care Insurance
  • Reverse Mortgage

For more information about different ways to finance assisted living, visit our Assisted Living in Texas page.

Free Assisted Living Resources in Friendswood

Seniors in Friendswood have access to various programs from local, county and state entities that offer the services they need to remain active and engaged within their community. Services and programs are free and cover everything from social activities to transportation.

Resource

Contact 

Services

(281) 482-8441

The FSCP focuses on enabling seniors to continue being an integral part of their communities. It enriches their lives through vital programs that include activities, trips, games, congregate meals, and transportation services, among others.

(800) 437-7396

The HGAAA serves seniors in 12 counties, including Galveston County. It helps older adults remain active, healthy and independent through services and assistance. It also informs Friendswood seniors on the resources that are available in their area through its information and assistance services.

(713) 993-4562

The LTC Ombudsman advocates for residents’ rights whether they reside in a nursing home or an assisted living facility. An Ombudsman will identify, investigate and resolve complaints for residents. They also educate residents on their rights and how to choose an LTC facility.

(855) 937-2372

The Texas Gulf Coast Aging and Disability Resource Center serves seniors throughout the Houston-Galveston region, including in Friendswood and all of Galveston County. It connects older adults with community resources through its enhanced information, assistance and referral services. The Texas Gulf Coast ADRC also provides transition planning and counseling, housing navigation and Medicare education.

(512) 477-6000

The TLSC assists seniors throughout the state with various legal issues. It advocates for financial security, such as helping retirees with pension recovery. The TLSC also helps seniors plan for end-of-life and loss-of-health. It utilizes remote tools to remove the geographical barriers preventing seniors from getting legal assistance.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Friendswood

Friendswood-area assisted living communities must adhere to the comprehensive set of state laws and regulations that all assisted living communities in Texas are required to follow. Visit our Assisted Living in Texas page for more information about these laws.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Texas