People interested in buying a home in Frisco, TX will be moving into one of the fastest growing communities in the state. Since 2000, the population has grown 210 percent! And, in 2007 Forbes magazine even named Frisco as the seventh fastest growing American suburb.
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If you’re looking for a community that has everything a busy family needs for a happy and fulfilling life, then you should consider Frisco, TX. The city’s motto is Progress in Motion, and it only takes one visit to find out exactly what that means.
With a population of just under 160,000, Frisco is one of the fastest growing cities in Texas and offers beautiful master planned communities, abundant shopping, professional sports teams, excellent schools, some of the area’s best healthcare and employment opportunities galore. Along with nearby Plano, Frisco is the corporate headquarters corridor of North Texas, with dozens of major companies calling this community home. Frisco offers an easy commute into Dallas and is just 25 miles from the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport.
Located in the Dallas / Fort Worth Metroplex, Frisco is a bedroom community with a small town atmosphere and known for its affordable housing. In 2009 Forbes.com, the digital version of Forbes magazine, named Frisco as one of the top places to relocate and Money magazine named the city as one of the top 100 places to live in the United States. In 2011, CNN named Frisco as one of the Best Places to Live and Forbes ranked the city seventh on its list of America’s 25 Best Places to Live.
The neighborhoods and subdivisions within Frisco offer a wide variety of housing, from luxury condominium complexes to single-family home communities with recreation centers, resort-style pools, parks and playgrounds. There’s something for everyone to offer the quality of life and amenities you’re seeking in a new home. Browse the newest real estate listings in Frisco, TX.
Students in Frisco attend award winning schools in the Frisco ISD, Little Elm ISD, Prosper ISD and the Lewisville ISD. The Frisco Independent School District Career and Technical Education Center offers high school students experiences in careers in advertising, graphic design and veterinary care. Legacy Christian Academy is a nationally recognized private Christian school.
Frisco values higher education and is home to Amberton University, University of Dallas, University of Texas-Arlington and Collin County Community College. In the Dallas / Fort Worth Metroplex, with a population of more than 6 million, an estimated 125,000 students attend a community college or university in the region. Find homes in Frisco by school district.
Since the days of the Shawnee Trail, railroads and covered wagons, Frisco has been a hub of transportation. With State Highway 121, the Tollway, U.S. 380 with access to SH-161, Interstate 35 and U.S. Highway 75, Frisco is strategically located just 25 miles from Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport and nearby Dallas Love Field.
With its central location, corporations have settled in Frisco. Companies such as Oracle, T-Mobile, Sanyo Energy, ThyssenKrupp Elevator, Equifax, Hartford Insurance, Miller-Coors and Fiserv, Inc. City officials say Frisco offers a strong infrastructure and a strong economy through diversification. City officials describe Frisco as a pro-business community and a caring community with a small town atmosphere. Frisco residents have an estimated median household income of $100,868, according to a 2010 American Community Survey. The median income for a family is $109,086. The per capita income for city residents is $38,048.
The City of Frisco’s Parks and Recreation Department and the Frisco Athletic Center offer every type of recreational activity imaginable for residents of all ages. From aquatics and fitness classes to tennis and Tai Kwon Do, organized Little League and soccer programs, football, softball, volleyball, gymnastics, dance classes and much more.
If golf is your game, Frisco has both public and private courses, including the award-winning Stonebriar Country Club. Other courses in the area include The Golf Club at Frisco Lakes, Plantation Golf Course at Plantation Resort and The Trails of Frisco Golf Club, all of which are open to the public. The beautiful weather of North Texas means golf can be a year-round sport.
Frisco is also home to Minor League Baseball’s Frisco Roughriders, the AAA ball club of the Texas Rangers. Dr. Pepper Ballpark is considered one of the premier parks in Minor League Baseball, and with a season that begins in April and carries through to the Fall, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to get out and enjoy a game. Frisco is also home to the Major League Soccer franchise FC Dallas, which calls Toyota Stadium its home field for exciting professional soccer action, and for basketball, you can check out the games at Dr. Pepper Arena where the NBA Dallas Maverick’s minor league team, the Texas Legends, are making basketball history.
Perhaps most importantly for residents of North Texas, the Dallas Cowboys and the National Hockey League’s Dallas Stars also call Frisco home for training and practice, and the Dallas Stars Dr. Pepper Star Center ice rink in Frisco offers open ice skating, hockey leagues from youth through adult, as well as opportunities for budding ice skaters to hone their skills.
The Stonebriar Centre in Frisco offers a cool escape from the summer heat, and with more than 165 stores and entertainment venues, it’s well-known as the area’s premier shopping center. Stonebriar Centre is not only popular with city residents, it’s also a shopping destination for residents from throughout the Metroplex. Frisco Square on Main Street is considered the downtown area of the city, and in addition to numerous restaurants and shops, it’s the home for Frisco City Hall, the Frisco Public Library and other city services. You’ll find every major retailer in Frisco, including the DFW area’s largest IKEA store.
Frisco provides a high quality of life for residents, offering more than 1,369 acres of developed park land, 43 neighborhood parks and 56 miles of hike and bike trails. Since 2003 Frisco has worked to earn the National Arbor Day distinction of Tree City USA in which the community encourages tree planting and care. Frisco is home to the nation’s largest private collection of outdoor sculptures by artists James Surls, Frances Bagley and Isaac Smith.
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