Frequently Asked Questions
What are amenities & common areas?
Amenities are the recreational features within the community and typically include parks, greenbelt trails, pools, lakes and playgrounds. Amenities within every Friendswood Development community are designed and implemented for the exclusive use of the residents living within that community. Common areas include the entry, boulevards, sidewalks and all other areas shared by the residents, that enhance the overall appearance of the community. The annual assessments maintain the appeal and care of these amenities and common areas, and are the responsibility of the community or homeowners association. Greenbelt trails, a term commonly heard in Friendswood Development Company communities, are paved trails that wind throughout communities which enable residents to walk, jog or bike throughout neighborhoods and enjoy convenient access to surrounding amenities.
How do builders & developers work?
What is a community association?
Community associations are organized by the developer to collect assessments, enforce deed restrictions, operate and maintain common areas such as pools and greenbelts, and provide services such as fire protection and trash collection. Assessment fees are billed to residents once annually and vary in amount by community location. Residents are provided with a copy of deed restrictions and other documents applicable to their prospective neighborhood when they sign a sales contract for their new home.
What are deed restrictions?
Deed restrictions, which are set in place in the planning stages of a Friendswood Development Company master-planned community, are designed to protect the integrity and long-term aesthetic appeal of the community. These restrictions maintain a uniform look throughout each neighborhood and offer residents the peace of mind that they and all of their neighbors are held accountable for issues such as the property maintenance of the exterior of their home, the care of their yard, etc. Deed restrictions also protect residents by making sure that their community maintains its character as a residential community, with all-residential development and commercial development remaining in areas designated in the community's master plan.