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      Frisco, TX

      While it may not be as famous as its namesake city in California, Frisco, Texas, is coming into its own as one of the fastest developing cities in all of Texas. As part of the Dallas and Fort Worth Metropolitan Area, Frisco offers its residents easy access to these cities at home prices that are well below the average for the metro area. Since its incorporation in the 1990s, the population of Frisco has grown to over 175,000 residents. The people who live here enjoy all of the conveniences of the neighboring cities without the traffic, noise, and congestion.

      Home prices in Frisco have risen in recent years, but they are still well below those of Dallas or Fort Worth. If you are looking to rent or buy in the area, the locals will tell you to check out a few neighborhoods that offer a particularly appealing lifestyle. Frisco Market Center is unique since it is a master planned community that allows you to live a transit-free lifestyle if you so choose. There are a lot of modern homes in the area that have open-concept living and nice finishings. Richwoods and Phillips Creek Ranch have beautiful estate homes that can see prices reaching into the seven digits. Wade Crossing is a good area for those who are looking to buy or rent their first home as the prices tend to be a bit lower.

      The City of Frisco is one of the top employers in the city, followed closely behind by Conifer Health Services and Baylor's College of Medicine. As you can tell, you will have great medical care in Frisco thanks to these type of employers. Getting around town in Frisco is not too difficult if you have your own vehicle. Those who do not own a car can travel via the Frisco Shuttle or the Texoma Area Paratransit System. Each of these providers serves a large number of routes both in Frisco and beyond the city limits.

      One of the area's top attractions is the Video Game National Museum where your favorite eight-bit characters come to life. Mario, Sonic, and Zelda are all proudly on display at this one-of-a-kind museum. Arbor Hills Nature Preserve offers those who visit a little bit of peace and quiet in the craziness that is the Dallas Metro Area. It is a great place to take a walk or pause for a picnic with family and friends. Frisco Commons Park has a gigantic playground for children complete with swings, a couple of slides, and a fun water feature. As you can tell, Frisco is a great place to live if you have kids since it caters to their unique needs and interests.

      Top Rated Schools in Frisco

      Name Grades Students Proficiency
      Wakeland H S9 - 122,19592%
      Talley Elementary SchoolM - Mn/a90%
      Lawler MiddleM - Mn/a90%
      Mcspedden Elementary SchoolKG - 571488%
      Pioneer Heritage Middle6 - 887788%
      Lebanon Trail H S9 - 1294687%
      Reedy H S9 - 121,81986%
      Pearson Middle6 - 877084%
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      The Cowboy Way
      After living in Frisco, TX for five years, I have come to realize that this town is one that is set up on the basis of cowboys and horses being on every corner. This is a small town, which I enjoy, but I could do without all of the western gear that I see in stores. However, my rent is fairly inexpensive as a three-bedroom house only runs about $800 a month. I do live on the outskirts of the city, so apartments might be a little more expensive as they are closer to town as well as houses in the downtown area.

      One of the things that I like about Frisco is that it's only about 30 miles from Dallas. This makes it easy to go to football games to see the Dallas Cowboys play at home. When I want to worship, I go to Stonebriar Community Church. This is a large church, but I like that in a place of worship because I don't have to worry about what other people think of me when I sing. One disadvantage is that I don't know a lot of the people there, but the message on Sunday morning is amazing, so I try to talk to those who sit near me.

      I have two children, and one of my favorite places to take them is Main Event. There is bowling, arcade games and a laser tag area. The prices are a bit high, but we can stay there all day and always find something to do whether it's seeing who can bowl the highest game or who can win the most prize tickets. Some of the games seem rigged, so if they look like they are too easy, avoid them because you won't get many tickets.
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      Source: The Frisco, TX data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).