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Friendswood
Friendswood
Texas
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Friendswood is a city in the U.S. state of Texas. It is part of the Houston–The Woodlands–Sugar Land metropolitan area. The city lies in Galveston and Harris counties. As of the 2010 census, the population of Friendswood was 35,805. In 2007, CNN/Money Magazine listed Friendswood as one of 100 "America's Best Places to Live" for that year, making it one of 900 small towns recognized since the rankings first began in 2005.

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Most of the community are very educated
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Lots of homes for the elderly are situated here in Friendswood
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While there are 3 or 4 Senior Living Centers in this city, the cost of living, the taxes, the work, the education and everything else is geared toward young families with children still in the school system up to high school.
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There are numerous resident communities here in Friendswood that house elderly residents

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How did Texas earn the grade of B? We examined the state taxes based on how age friendly they are. Texas has a state sales tax of 6.25%. Of particular interest is that Texas does not have taxes on social security. There are no estate taxes. There are no taxes imposed on inheritance. Texas has an effective property tax rate of 1.86%. Weighing these taxes and other taxes most likely to impact the aging population is how Texas earned its state tax grade of B.

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