Frisco is a rapidly growing suburb approximately 25 minute from the D/FW International airport and Dallas Love Field Airport. With major highways north-south and east-west, the city is well-positioned on the path of growth in the Dallas area.
As of February 1, 2014, the city had a population estimated at 137,920. Frisco was the fastest growing city in the United States in 2009, and also the fastest-growing city in the nation from 2000 to 2009.
Since 2003, Frisco has received the designation “Tree City USA” by the National Arbor Day Foundation. A 2007 Forbes study named Frisco as the seventh-fastest growing suburb in the U.S. In 2011, CNN listed Frisco as one of the “Best Places to Live” in the nation, and Forbes ranked it 7th in its list of “America’s 25 Best Places to Move”.
- Population: 130,020 (in 2014 Census)
- Median age: 34 years
- Average Household Income: $101,574
- Adults with Bachelor’s Degree or Higher: 62%
- Land area of the City: 72 square miles
- Frisco ISD student enrollment 46,464 (March 2014). There are 63 languages served in the Frisco ISD.
City Website: http://www.ci.frisco.tx.us/
Visit Frisco: http://www.visitfrisco.com
Top 10 Things To Do In Frisco, Texas
Whether it’s attending an exciting sporting event, shopping in over 4 million square feet of retail space, or enjoying sculptures on public display, Frisco, Texas offers visitors & residents alike something to do year-round.
- Shop til you drop! Visit Stonebriar Centre, one of the largest malls in the Southwest. This retail mall features an ice rink, 24-screen theatre, major department stores including Nordstrom’s, restaurants, a carousel and a western themed kid’s soft playground. Monday-Saturday 10am-9pm, Sunday 12noon-6pm. 972-668-6255
- IKEA, the world’s leading home furnishings retailer offers 10,000 home products, 52 different room settings, 4 model homes, supervised play area for kids and a Swedish restaurant.
- FC Dallas Stadium is home to the Major League Soccer team FC Dallas. The world-class stadium also hosts (MLS and youth) national and international soccer games, major concerts and other marquee events like the NCAA Div I Football Championship Game. 888-FCD-GOAL (323-4625).
- Catch the action of minor league baseball at the Dr Pepper Ballpark in Frisco. Home to the Frisco RoughRiders, a Texas Rangers AA affiliate, this ballpark offers a fun and intimate setting for watching America’s favorite sport. Party pavilions and suites (including a swimming pool area for rental), individual & group tickets, and tours are available. 972-731-9200
- The beautiful Dr Pepper Arena is home to the Dallas Stars corporate office, the official practice facility for the team, top-notch concerts, entertainment and more! Watch the newest NBA D-League franchise team the Texas Legends or the Texas Tornado hockey team of the NAHL. Also enjoy ice skating, party rooms, and a myriad of other activities for kids of all ages. Dr Pepper Arena 214-387-5600, Dallas Stars 214-387-5500, Texas Legends (214)-469-0822 Texas Tornado 972-335-9800
- Frisco is adding more and more exciting and unique festivals each year. Enjoy Arts in the Square at Frisco Square in March. Edgefest 21, Jimmy Buffett and Brad Paisley plan on making stops at Pizza Hut Park in April, May and July. Frisco Freedom Fest on July 4th, featuring local and headline entertainment and an abundance of fun family activities. See one of 7 performances of Dralion by Cirque du Soleil at the Dr Pepper Arena also in July. There is the Lone Star Storytelling Festival with nationally renowned story tellers in October of each year. Last but not least, be one of 520,000 visitors who come to see one of the best holiday light shows choreographed to music throughout December until January 8th, with Christmas in the Square at Frisco Square. Call 877-463-7472 for more information.
- An outstanding collection of public and private art can be found throughout Frisco. The Texas Sculpture Garden & International Art in Hall Office Park is surrounded by lush landscape, water features and a walking path, and is the largest private collection of contemporary Texas Sculpture that is open to the public without charge. Additional sculptures can be found in Central Park and The Centre at Preston Ridge that celebrate the historical Shawnee Trail Drives and the western heritage of Frisco. Hall Office Park buildings are open Monday-Friday 8am-5pm. 972-377-1100.
- Historic Downtown Frisco offers unique boutique shopping and dining options. From antique to floral, Texas-sized steaks to local BBQ and be sure to stop by the Frisco Heritage Museum.
- A variety of challenging golf courses await you in Frisco. From the championship Tom Fazio course at the Westin Stonebriar, to Dell Webb Frisco lakes, to the classic courses of Trails at Frisco and Plantation Golf, all are sure to please golfers of all levels.
- Frisco is home to 17 day spas conveniently located throughout the city, with each offering unique treatments, upscale environments, and pricing for every budget.