From a small retail and shipping point for farmers, to arguably the most popular suburb of Dallas, Frisco has ballooned from 618 to a population of 190,000 in a span of 170 years. Originally named
What is GREAT about Frisco, Texas?
What is GREAT about Frisco, Texas?
Frisco, Texas is one of the fastest-growing cities in the nation, and for many, the very best place to live in Texas. It is home to the Dallas Cowboys Headquarters, Professional Golfers’ Association, and its “$5 billion mile,”, now called the Frisco North Platinum Corridor, a stretch of commercial development along the Dallas North Tollway, that may end up with more corporate office space than downtown Dallas.
But there is so much more.
Frisco is a place where families want to live. This city is a destination envied for their suburb of great schools, beautiful neighborhoods and parks, amazing food, and retail and friendly nature of those who call Frisco their home. Health and sports are integrated into the fabric of the city and there is a positive vibe that emerges from being part of the community.
One of the first things you will notice when visiting Frisco is the city’s design architecture. From the beginning, Frisco set their standard for residential and commercial construction to high. The city is thought out and focused on being an incredible place to live and enjoy.
According to Niche, Frisco ranks:
Best Suburbs to Raise a Family in Texas, #7 of 411
Best Places to Raise a Family in Texas, #8 of 1,033
Places with the Best Public Schools in Texas, #8 of 698
Frisco, Texas is located in the North East region of the state of Texas, 26.8 miles due north of Dallas, TX along the rapidly expanding North Dallas corridor.
The drive time to True Dallas varies based on traffic, but in no traffic can be traveled in 30 – 35 minutes. Construction of the North Dallas Corridor is always expanding and seems to improve every year.
The city has direct access to the Dallas North Tollway and HWY 121 and from there, you can get to anywhere in the metroplex.
The city of Frisco straddles two counties, Denton County (on the west) and Collin County (on the east). Frisco is bordered by the following towns and cities:
Prosper to the north
McKinney to the east
Allen to the east
Plano to the south and east
The Colony to the south and west
Little Elm to the west
Carrollton to the south west.
Frisco’s population is about 190,000 residents and covers about 69 square miles. The average family has 2.97 people living in their household with and average of 3.35 family members per home.
Frisco has a foreign-born population of 19.8%. Unlike many cities in Texas with a large Hispanic or Latino minority, Asians make up the largest minority in Frisco which has one of Texas’ highest Asian populations.
Frisco is highly diverse with large communities of people from India, South Korea, Japan, and China. Indians account for the largest share of Asians in Frisco and other cities in DWF and the Indian community now makes up 14% of the population of Collin County.
The median property value in Frisco, TX is $335,900, and the homeownership rate is 74%. Median Household Income is $127,133, while the national average is $55,322. The average car ownership in Frisco, TX is 2 cars per household.
Frisco Schools are some of the highest-rated in the United States. Frisco Independent School District is a top-rated, public school district. It has 60,182 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1.
There are so many great schools in Frisco to mention and certainly why one of the main reasons it has become a destination for families:
Curtsinger Elementary School Frisco Independent School District Public, K-5 | 757 students Rated 10/10
Hosp Elementary School Frisco Independent School District Public, K-5 | 743 students Rated 10/10
Mcspedden Elementary School Frisco Independent School District Public, K-5 | 714 students Rated 10/10
Purefoy Elementary School Frisco Independent School District Public, K-5 | 585 students Rated 10/10
VAUGHN ELEMENTARY Frisco Independent School District Public, K-5 | 572 students Rated 10/10
Pearson Middle Frisco Independent School District Public, 6-8 | 770 students Rated 10/10
Trent Middle Frisco Independent School District Public, 6-8 | 887 students Rated 10/10
NELSON MIDDLE Frisco Independent School District Public, 6-8 | 767 students Rated 10/10
Pioneer Heritage Middle School Frisco Independent School District Public, 6-8 | 877 students Rated 10/10
Griffin Middle School Frisco Independent School District Public, 6-8 | 867 students Rated 10/10
Reedy High School Frisco Independent School District Public, 9-12 | 1819 students Rated 9/10
Independence High School Frisco Independent School District Public, 9-12 | 1958 students Rated 9/10
LEBANON TRAIL H Frisco Independent School District Public, 9-12 | 946 students Rated 9/10
Centennial High School Frisco Independent School District Public, 9-12 | 2022 students Rated 9/10
Wakeland High School Frisco Independent School District Public, 9-12 | 2195 students Rated 9/10
Many parks and open nature areas await:
Frisco Commons Park is 63 acres of open space with trails, spray park, a veteran’s memorial, a stocked fishing pond, and pavilions by reservation. Frisco Commons is also the home of Hope Park, an inclusive playground and picnic area. It is amazing.
Hope Park at Frisco Commons is designed for kids with all abilities! Padded ground and adaptive playground equipment provide a safe place for anyone to play.
Frisco has ten areas where you can get away from the city and enjoy a hike, discover native plants and animals, or some quiet time by a stream or pond.
There’s a good chance you’ll find a neighborhood park close to home for active play and fresh air. Neighborhood parks have playgrounds and open space and depending on location, basketball courts, trails and more.
If you love golfing, Frisco has some of the best courses in the nation like:
Frisco is loaded with activities and attractions, here are a few:
The Ford Center at The Star is a 12,000-seat indoor stadium located in Frisco, Texas. Its main use is as the Dallas Cowboys' practice facility. But it is so much more than just a practice field it is a destination with sports related activities where you can take your family to over and over.
Dr. Pepper Ball Park is the home ballpark of the Frisco RoughRiders Minor League Baseball club which plays in the Double-A Texas League.
National Videogame Museum is a huge museum about the history of video games and the video game industry. Take the family and play video games from old to new. This is one where you will go to over and over.
Frisco has five sports complexes to accommodate organized team play for softball, baseball, soccer, lacrosse, cricket, football, and more. Reservations are required to use fields. Sports complexes also provide a variety of other amenities depending on location including playgrounds, concessions, ponds, basketball and tennis courts, sand volleyball, disc golf, batting tunnels, and even a skate park.
Retail and restaurants
Stonebriar Centre, sometimes referred to as Stonebriar Mall, is a shopping area located at the intersection of Preston Road and the Sam Rayburn Tollway in Frisco, Texas, U.S.. This area is one of the largest retail shopping and restaurants areas in the United States.
What sums up Frisco?
It is difficult to sum up such an incredible place as Frisco, Texas. This is the place you can safely raise a family and enjoy the rest of your life- and it just keeps getting bigger and better.
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