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July 4th Celebration in Friendswood!
Posted In: Events & Attractions | Friendswood News Posted by Cindy Martin on 07/04/2017


Friendswood sure knows how to celebrate. Parade, rides, games and fireworks! Find all the information you need for this fun event here. Brockway Realty would like to wish you all a safe and fun 4th of July!





Tagged With: Friendswood | Friendswood Events & Attractions



JUST LISTED AT 705 FALCON LAKE DR. IN FRIENDSWOOD, TEXAS!
Posted In: Friendswood News | Residential Posted by Penny Brockway on 07/27/2016


This 5 bedroom, 3 1/2 bath home is located on the lake in the subdivision of Lakes of Falcon Ridge in the much sought after Friendswood ISD. Tile throughout downstairs and lush carpet up, custom shades throughout, large dining room and eat-in kitchen. Master bedroom downstairs. Upstairs offers 4 bedrooms and 2 Hollywood baths between the bedrooms, and in the center of it all is a game room and family room. Large 2 1/2 car garage and landscaped front yard.

View the full listing details on Brockway Realty's website.



Tagged With: Friendswood | Friendswood Listings | Lakes of Falcon Ridge | Lakes of Falcon Ridge Listings



2016’s Best & Worst Cities for Texas Families Ranked by WalletHub
Posted In: Friendswood News | League City News | Pearland News | Texas City News Posted by Pam Moore on 07/14/2016


WalletHub has released a report containing a list of ratings of the 2016 Best and Worst Cities for Texas Families; excerpts from that report are shown below.

“Texas is one of the largest states in the country, both in terms of square mileage and population, which should be no surprise considering everything is supposed to be bigger there. That’s certainly true as far as the steaks, cowboy hats and football stadiums are concerned, but what about the homes, school systems, salaries and all of the other important factors that truly make life larger in a given place?” …

“In order to help Lone Star residents and those interested in joining the herd settle down in the right spot, WalletHub compared the 112 of the largest cities in Texas based on 21 relevant metrics that speak to their suitability for families of all types. This includes measures such as the number of playgrounds per capita, the violent crime rate and the divorce rate. Below, you can find the results as well as a detailed methodology and a Q&A with a panel of leading experts.”

The following Bay Area cities were ranked in the list of 112 cities:
#9 Pearland; #17 Friendswood; #19 League City; and #87 Texas City.

WallHub’s Methodology: To help identify the most family-friendly cities in Texas, WalletHub compared the state’s 112 largest cities in four categories: 1) Family Life & Fun, 2) Education, Health & Safety, 3) Affordability and 4) Socioeconomic Environment.”

We did so using 21 relevant metrics, which are listed below with their corresponding weights. Each metric was scored from 0 to 100, with 100 representing the most favorable conditions for families. We then used the weighted average of these individual-metric scores to calculate an overall score for each city, with which the cities were ultimately ranked.” …

WalletHub Sources:Data used to create these rankings were obtained from the U.S. Census Bureau, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Council for Community and Economic Research, SchoolDigger.com, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Texas Education Agency, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Yelp, TripAdvisor, Renwood RealtyTrac and WalletHub research.

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By Pamela Moore, Feature Blogger for Brockway Realty, LLC



Tagged With: Friendswood | League City | Pearland | Texas City



Friendswood Ranks High in Best Suburbs and Safe City Lists
Posted In: Friendswood News Posted by Pam Moore on 07/13/2016


The City of Friendswood, from the city website: Friendswood receives multiple accolades.

The City of Friendswood has recently been awarded two new honors: one of the Best Suburbs to Live in the Houston Metro and one of the Safest Cities in Texas.

Niche ranked Friendswood as the 11th Best Suburb in the Houston area. They based their list on crime, public schools, cost of living, job opportunities, and local amenities data from a variety of government sources.

SafeWise announced that Friendswood has moved up to Number 10 (from 14 last year) on their 2016 Safest Cities in Texas list.

SafeWise reviewed the most recent FBI Crime Report statistics and population data for cities with more than 10,000 residents. They narrowed down the list, based on the number of reported violent crimes (aggravated assault, murder, rape, and robbery) and property crimes (burglary, arson, larceny-theft, and motor vehicle theft) in each city. “To further level the playing field, we calculated the likelihood of these crimes occurring out of 1,000 people in each city,” according to the SafeWise website.

These honors are the result of generations of people working hard to preserve the principles of Friendswood’s founders who believed in faith, family and education. It is a privilege to credit our City Staff, especially the Police Department, along with business leaders and the hundreds of citizens who volunteer to make Friendswood so deserving of these rankings,” said Friendswood Mayor Kevin Holland.

“We are grateful to Niche and SafeWise for compiling these rankings. Where the City of Friendswood placed is the direct result of teamwork within the Police Department and with residents. That is what makes Friendswood a safe place to live, work and raise a family,” said Robert Wieners, Chief of the Friendswood Police Department.

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By Pamela Moore, Feature Blogger for Brockway Realty, LLC



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Bay Area Blvd – I45/Gulf Freeway Closure Starts on Friday, February 26th
Posted In: Friendswood News | General News | Houston News | League City News | Webster News Posted by Pam Moore on 02/23/2016


TXDOT PRESS RELEASE ~ The Texas Department of Transportation will begin the demolition and reconstruction of the new at-grade intersection at Bay Area Blvd. To complete the work, a total closure of the north and southbound main lanes of I-45/Gulf Freeway at Bay Area Blvd. will take place the weekend of February 26.

Beginning at 9 p.m. Friday, February 26 through 5 a.m., Monday, February 29, the I-45 northbound and southbound main lanes at Bay Area Blvd. will be closed.

Motorists traveling southbound will need to exit the main lanes at El Dorado and detour to the frontage road through the Bay Area Blvd. intersection and re-enter the main lanes before the Nasa Pkwy intersection. Motorists traveling northbound will need to exit the main lanes at Bay Area Blvd. and detour to the frontage road through the Bay Area Blvd. intersection and re-enter the main lanes after the Bay Area Blvd. intersection.

The Bay Area Blvd. overpass will also be closed and re-open June 2016.

Motorists traveling southbound that want to access Bay Area Blvd. west will need to exit Nasa Pkwy and U-turn, stay on the frontage road and turn right onto Bay Area Blvd. Motorists traveling northbound that want to access Bay Area Blvd. east will need to exit El Dorado and turn, stay on the frontage road and turn right to access Bay Area Blvd.

Motorists traveling east on Bay Area Blvd to I-45 will be detoured onto the southbound frontage road to Nasa Pkwy and U-turn stay on the frontage road and turn right to access Bay Area Blvd. Motorists traveling west on Bay Area Blvd to I-45 will turn right on the I-45 northbound frontage road and turn at El Dorado stay on the frontage road and turn right to access Bay Area Blvd.

Once complete, the I-45/Gulf Freeway main lanes will go over the Bay Area Blvd. intersection replacing the current overpass structure and improve mobility and enhance safety for the traveling public. The Bay Area Blvd. overpass reconstruction is part of the $93 million construction project on I-45 from FM 2351 to Medical Center Blvd. The project will also widen the existing six main lanes to ten and replace the Bay Area Blvd. overpass. The entire project is scheduled for completion Fall 2018.

For more information on scheduled lane closures in the Houston District, contact the Public Information Office at (713) 802-5076. Follow us on Twitter @TxDOTHoustonPIO"

Brockway Realty Blogs previously published about this topic are:  Update on Gulf Freeway South Widening Project in the Bay Area on 6/09/2014; Texas Interstate-45 Widening and Overpass Project Timetable Updated on 2/02/2015; I-45 Overpass at El Dorado Boulevard to Close on Friday, July 10th , 7/09/2015.

Brockway Realty Blogs - Keeping you in touch with League City, the Galveston Bay Area, and beyond.

By Pamela Moore, Feature Blogger for Brockway Realty, LLC



Tagged With: Friendswood | Houston | I-45 | League City | Webster



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