Frisco, Texas is part of the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex, and is located approximately 25 miles from both Dallas Love Field and Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport. Frisco is a shopper’s dream with 9 million square feet of retail and dining, all surrounded by art, sports venues and upscale hotels! Stonebriar Centre, Sam Moon Trading Company, IKEA and the Centre at Preston Ridge all anchor this all inclusive shopping desination. Here you can find anything from apparel to electronics, or skydiving to movie complexes. Not only are there popular fashion retailers, such as Banana Republic, Michael Kors, Vans, Abercrombie and Fitch and the Gap right at your fingertips, but you also have fine casual dining choices, such as Perry’s Steakhouse, Gloria’s Latin Cuisine, Cheesecake Factory, and the Californian Pizza kitchen. Many of the people who live in the greater Dallas/Fort Worth area choose Frisco as their destination of choice when it comes to shopping and dining.
Perhaps nothing showcases Frisco’s high quality of life better than its Parks and Recreation Department, proud recipient of the Texas Recreation and Parks Society’s prestigious Gold Medal Award for Excellence in Parks and Recreation Management in 2007 and 2010.
The City of Frisco manages 48 park sites that are open from sun up to sun down which cover more than 1,300 acres and offer a diverse array of amenities and activities. These include everything from community parks, hiking and biking trails, batting cages, soccer fields, splash parks, dog parks, spray parks, and much more.
Sports lovers can catch a minor league Frisco Rough Riders baseball game, or a soccer game at Pizza Hut Park which is the official sponsor of FC Dallas Soccer Team. Frisco is also home to the North American Hockey League.Pizza Hut Park will also satisfy any music lovers craving for concerts. From Jimmy Buffet to Blake Shelton and all kinds of country and rock musicians in between, Pizza Hut Park hosts numerous venues throughout the year.
SCHOOLS, HEALTH AND TRANSPORTATION
Frisco Independent School District is among the fastest growing school districts in the nation, with more than 53,000 students enrolled in 8 high schools, 15 middle schools, 38 elementary schools and 3 special programs centers. Lebanon Trail High School, Nelson Middle School and Vaughn and Miller elementary schools will open in fall 2016. Public transportation options for Frisco residents consist of several area Park-and-Ride sites, a Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) station in Plano and Vintage Coach Transportation. Healthcare options in Frisco include the Baylor Medical Center at Frisco and the 118-bed, acute care Centennial Medical Center, which also provides emergency services and a maternity center.