Everything's bigger in Texas, and in Frisco, that includes the way of life. This affluent suburb of the Dallas-metropolitan area is known for its big homes, amazing schools, thriving community and family-friendly atmosphere, but that doesn’t mean the area is unaffordable. In fact, Frisco’s cost of living is considered slightly above average compared to the rest of the country. Corporate relocations to Texas, especially to the Dallas area, is spurring population growth and heating up the Frisco real estate market.
Once rural town, Frisco has made a 180-degree turn and has joined the ranks of being named among America’s fastest growing cities. The city has a population of roughly 150,000 people and is located 25 miles north of the Dallas/Ft. Worth International Airport. Frisco has the makings of a family-oriented dream community: low crime rate, well-groomed streets, academically-recognized schools and development projects that have an eye toward creating "social spaces" for residents to interact and build and sense of community. In addition, Frisco boasts of a thriving arts scene shown through its handful of museums and the numerous public art sculptures throughout the city. While Frisco is widely considered a bedroom community to Dallas, the town is far from being a sleepy suburban town with its numerous entertainment venues, including various restaurants, a water park and shopping.
The Frisco landscape is transforming at an alarming rate, and among the biggest examples of the change is the "$5 billion mile." Roughly 549 acres of land and one-mile in length, the $5 billion mile is a stretch of Frisco undergoing a development boom of high-end office space, retail, entertainment, hotels, apartment homes and luxury condos. These major construction projects are being dubbed as Wade Park, Frisco Station and The Gate. But the major part of $5 billion mile development is the construction for the new training facility and headquarters of professional football team Dallas Cowboys. The site, known as "The Star," includes a convention center, a stadium for Dallas Cowboys training and other local school and youth sporting events. While football is big in Texas, it’s not the only sport that Frisco residents enjoy. The city is home to professional hockey team Dallas Stars, professional soccer team FC Dallas, minor league baseball team Frisco RoughRiders and NBA developmental basketball team Texas Legends. Not a sports fan? Frisco offers a thriving live music scene in many of its restaurants. Want something a little more low-key? Check out the local Farmer’s Market during the early fall months. With a city that has so much to offer, it’s no wonder why many people are proud to call Frisco home.