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.