The City of Frisco
Since 2003, Frisco, Texas has been named “Tree City USA” by the National Arbor Day Foundation due to the beautiful trees and nature that can be found there. Although Frisco has nature, it also has city life. Thanks to this, Frisco has seen rapid growth. In 2019, the city population was a little over 177,000.
“One of the best things about Frisco is that you do not have to leave town to meet your needs,” said City Manager George Purefoy.
So much so, that is has earned national recognition. In 2011, Frisco was named 7th on the list of “America’s 25 Best Places to Move” by Forbes.
What Makes Frisco Unique?
One of the defining features of Frisco is that residents are very involved in the community. Residents are always participating in community events and volunteering when they can.
Frisco has worked hard to become a destination city, and is not only home to families and businesses, but is also home to several professional sports teams. The Dallas Cowboys, FC Dallas, the Frisco Rough Riders, and the Texas Legends have all chosen Frisco as their residence. With multiple venues to watch the teams, Frisco is a great place for sports and entertainment.
The majority of Frisco falls under the Frisco Independent School District (FISD), however small portions are serviced by the Lewisville Independent School District, Little Elm School District, and Prosper Independent School District.
"The education is the number one reason to move to Frisco," said Purefoy. "FISD does a fantastic job of limiting the number of students in each high school. Every student is known by their name and they do not get lost in the crowd."
FISD enrolls more than 60,000 students in 10 high schools, 17 middle schools, and 42 elementary schools. A unique feature that Frisco has is the FISD Career & Technical Education Center (CTE or CaTE Center), a building in which students from high schools can experience and try different careers from veterinary work to advertising and graphic design. The center offers students the opportunity to have a hands-on experience with different careers before entering the work force or college.
FRISCO HAS WORKED HARD TO BECOME A DESTINATION CITY, AND IT IS NOT ONLY HOME TO FAMILIES AND BUSINESSES, BUT IS ALSO HOME TO SEVERAL PROFESSIONAL SPORTS TEAMS.
From sports venues and shopping, to libraries and the great outdoors, check out what Frisco has to offer!
Home to the FC Dallas soccer team,Toyota Stadium is a 145-acre multipurpose sports and entertainment facility. The facility is one of the top venues in the United States for professional and amateur soccer, and has drawn over 1 million visitors every year since its opening in 2005.
Home to the Frisco RoughRiders Minor League baseball team, Dr. Pepper Ball Park is a 10,600-seat baseball stadium. Open since 2003, the stadium has won several awards including the 2003 Texas Construction award for Best Architectural Design.
Home to the Texas Legends basketball team and the Frisco Fighters, the Comerica Center is a state-of-the-art facility that hosts a wide variety of events such as concerts, family shows, and sporting events!
The Star in Frisco
The Dallas Cowboys 400,000 square foot state-of-the-art facility was created to provide guests with an unforgettable experience. From live bands, panel speakers, seated dinners, and guest-engaging activities, this versatile space can do it all.
SPORTS & RECREATION
The two-story Frisco Athletic Center spans over 100,000 square feet, including an indoor and outdoor aquatic center that is open to the whole family! In addition to the indoor aquatic center and Frisco Water Park, the facility also includes elements such as a large fitness area, two full-size gyms, two aerobics studios, The Zone, Fun Club childcare area, recreation classrooms and more!
Frisco Football Leagues
Frisco has two football leagues for children. The Frisco Football League is designed for children to play football before entering football in the school district. The league also includes cheerleading for kids who wish to cheer on the team! The FlagFootball4Fun Flag Football League is designed to teach children how to play flag football, and is the largest NFL flag football program in Frisco.
Enjoy shopping, restaurants, the ice rink, or the movie theatre at Stonebriar Centre Mall! Located off of Sam Rayburn Tollway, Stonebriar Mall features six major department stores and 165 shops! Explore all the Stonebriar Centre Mall has to offer today!
Explore beautiful room set-ups and gorgeous furniture at IKEA! Located right in Frisco, IKEA includes floors of furniture, dinnerware, outdoor décor & more! Come and see what you can transform your space into at IKEA in Frisco.
The Frisco Square is a multi-generational, master planned development that encompass office, retail, multi-family and municipal facilities in an area of 147 acres. The Square offers a variety of restaurants and access to entertainment. Throughout the year, Frisco Square hosts events with live performances, music, and food!
Festivals & Celebrations
Frisco has multiple celebrations and festivities that occur throughout the year. Here are a few notable events:
Frisco Freedom Fest celebrates the country's birthday, every 4th of July. The family-friendly event features a community stage with local dancers, singers and bands; a Children's Expo, complete with exciting rides, airbrush face painting; Sports City, USA which are fun games honoring most of the professional sports that make their home here in Frisco; and we can't forget about the local food vendors! The Hometown Hero Exhibit also makes a part of the celebration. The exhibit showcases Frisco's police and fire departments.
Every year, the Frisco Christmas in the Square draws over than 665,000 visitors from all over North Texas. Come and enjoy the lights, music, snow machines and holiday festivities that take place during this event. Among all the fun, the Holiday lights and music is choreographed by Frisco’s own Jeff Trykoski (Illumimax LLC). With over 175,000 lights, this light show is definitely something to see! Enjoy a walk through the “Winter Wonderland” while the sidewalks are filled with snow from the snow machines, and get into the holiday spirit!
Frisco has seen a large amount of growth in the past decade and it's not stopping anytime soon.
"In the coming years, there will be more companies, more jobs, and more exciting things coming to Frisco," noted Purefoy.