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Best Place to Live, Work and Play: Living in Frisco TX

By February 8, 2023March 8th, 2023Judi's Blog

Thinking About Moving to Frisco, TX?

You should! Current residents living in Frisco, Texas, find it a great place to work, live and play. Located in both Denton and Collin County, Frisco has a dense suburban feel with plenty of family-friendly entertainment options. Plus, there are plenty of entertainment venues for the adults to have that occasional “Date Night.” In addition, most residents own their homes, with the city offering one of the area’s most affordable property tax rates.

Frisco earned a top spot on Money Magazine’s “Best Places to Live” due to the city’s low cost of living, low crime rate, and booming job market. With something for everyone, you will find plenty of dining, entertainment, and sports in Frisco. The area also boasts several local colleges. Most notably, the new University of North Texas (UNT) campus at Frisco Landing, located at the corner of Panther Creek and Preston Road.

Frisco has experienced tremendous growth in recent years due to its affordable housing, excellent public schools, and proximity to many corporate headquarters. All these factors are why many have chosen to move to Frisco and call it home.

National Recognition

The Dallas Fort Worth metroplex is a popular destination for those relocating from across the county. And each year, it seems that Frisco keeps racking up the honors and receiving nationwide acclaim – all well-deserved, of course! Named by CNN as “One of the Best Places to Live,” touted by Money Magazine as one of the “Top 100 Places to Move“, and even “#1 Place to Raise an Athlete” by Men’s Journal, and the list goes on.

These deservedly earned honors are due to there being something for everyone living in Frisco, TX. The city’s strong economy, great neighborhoods, and many businesses contribute to this notoriety as an ideal place to live, work and play.

Living in Frisco - Small Town Charm

Frisco’s Planned Growth with Small-Town Charm

Frisco, Texas, has been called a Boom Town for several years and has been named one of the Fastest Growing Cities in America. Yet, despite this growth, the City of Frisco has retained its neighborly “small-town” charm that makes living in Frisco appealing to locals and newcomers alike.

If you’re looking to move to a city that is small-town friendly, Frisco, Texas, is all that and more. With just over 225,000 residents, Frisco’s population density has been growing rapidly since the 1990s. As a result, Frisco is now one of the fastest-growing cities in the United States. Yet, as we said before, growth and small-town charm coexist in Frisco through the continued development of its numerous parks and trails. Also, the continued revitalization of its historic downtown area adds another venue the area residents can enjoy. Did we mention it will soon include Rollertown Beerworks?

The city of Frisco is drawing more businesses to the area on a regular basis. This provides abundant job opportunities making Frisco a desirable destination for people looking to move or start a business.

Frisco, TX is Family and Business Friendly

Located just 25 miles north of Dallas, Frisco’s location is a great place to raise a family and offers something for everyone. Frisco boasts excellent schools, numerous parks, and trails for outdoor recreation. Plus, anyone considering moving to Frisco will find a variety of friendly neighborhood communities to call home.

Also, the Frisco Chamber of Commerce is dedicated to promoting and supporting the business community in the area, while local organizations like Visit Frisco promote fun things to do for everyone.

Through these efforts, Frisco has seen tremendous interest from businesses that now call it home. With the Star in Frisco, The Platinum Corridor, the new PGA Headquarters, and the most recent talk of a One-of-a-kind Universal Theme Park designed for kids ages 3 to 9. Unique projects like this make Frisco an even more desirable place to live and work while preserving its small-town charm.

Also, it wouldn’t feel small town without the Frisco Fresh Market, where you can buy fresh produce and other specialty items directly from the many small business vendors who market here. We support small businesses, and Frisco does too!

So if you’re looking for a place to call home or want to explore all Frisco has to offer, the city of Frisco will not disappoint.

Frisco Sports

Sports for Every Interest

Sometimes Frisco is referred to as “Sports City USA” due to its impressive roster of professional sports teams. These teams include the Dallas Cowboys at the Ford Center (Star), FC Dallas at Toyota Stadium, and the Dallas Stars.

In addition to professional sports, Frisco has several minor league franchises. Sports teams like Frisco RoughRiders, Texas Tornado Hockey, and Texas Legends Basketball call Frisco home. You will also find a wide variety of other sports organizations in Frisco.

Let’s not forget that PGA of America has moved its headquarters to Frisco. This move also includes two 18-hole championship golf courses, a 40,000 sq. ft. clubhouse, a 10-hole par 3 short course, plus a 75,000 sq. ft. lighted putting course.

With all these venues for sports, it’s no wonder why the city of Frisco is quickly becoming a hub for sports fans from all over.

Living in Frisco - Retail Dining Entertainment

Retail, Dining, and Entertainment in Frisco

Frisco boasts over 9 million square feet of retail and restaurant space, making it a great place for shopping and dining. In addition, you will find a wide variety of shopping centers and stores, so there is something for everyone.

With its many shopping centers and malls, you can find everything from boutique fashion finds to the largest shopping mall in North Texas. Stonebriar Centre is popular for its variety of shopping, dining, and entertainment activities.

Also, the Shops at Starwood are another excellent option for bars, nightlife, stores and restaurants. This award-winning venue offers an array of dining experiences and is home to TruFire Kitchen and J Theodore’s, some of our favorite dining spots.

The Rail District in the heart of downtown also offers boutique clothing stores and craft and jewelry shops. Plus, restaurants offering a diverse selection of cuisine makes for a wonderful selection for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.

Located just north of the Stonebriar Mall, you will find the Centre at Preston Ridge. Here you will find many brand-specific shops offering shoppers plenty of options.

For Patio Dining, have a look at our article on the 13 Best Patio Restaurants in Frisco TX or of you’re looking for a breakfast spot, check out Best Brunch and Breakfast in Frisco & Plano.

You won’t have any trouble finding something fun to do; Frisco has it all!

Top Employers Call Frisco Home; You Should Too

Affectionately referred to as Progress in Motion, Frisco is home to a thriving business community with many top employers, an educated workforce, and plenty of employment opportunities. Frisco’s Platinum Corridor features office, hotel, retail and residential space. In addition, this business and commerce area is home to various companies offering job opportunities for those looking to start or further their career.

Many companies currently call Frisco home. Here are just a few you might recognize.

  • Federal Express
  • Home Depot
  • Pepper
  • Oracle
  • PGA of America
  • The Hartford
  • T-Mobile USA
  • Walgreens
  • Keurig Dr. Pepper

The most recent 2022 project wins by the EDC in Frisco include the following:

  • McAfee
  • TIAA
  • Boingo
  • Accolite Digital
  • Toshiba
  • Community Coffee
  • Heritage
  • Signature Bank
  • Tokio Marine America
  • Ruiz Foods
  • Haskell
  • Huffman & Company
  • Extenet Systems
  • Bohler & Garver

As you can see, Frisco continues to attract businesses to the area. Therefore, regardless of the job type you’re looking for, Frisco has an opportunity for everyone. With its diverse range of businesses and growing economy, it’s no wonder why so many people choose to live in Frisco.

About the Judi Wright Team

Judi Wright, The Judi Wright Team, is a real estate group specializing in Frisco, Plano, and the surrounding areas and the suburbs of Dallas. Named the “Best Realtor in Dallas” by D Magazine 16 times and a Five Star Realtor with Texas Monthly 12 times. Judi is also a Company-Wide Top Performer with Ebby Halliday, a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate.

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