Frisco Real Estate Information

The second-largest city in Collin County, the community of Frisco, Texas, is home to a population of more than 100,000, according to the most recent estimates. The city has been experiencing rapid growth in recent years, as it has grown from having just 33,000 at the time of the 2000 census. Frisco was named by a 2007 Forbes study as the seventh fastest-growing suburb in the U.S. The city actually lies in Collin County but extends a bit into neighboring Denton County as well. The area was built up in 1902, when a line of the St. Louis-San Francisco Railway passed through. Water holes were needed along the railroads to serve the steam engines, and one was created in Frisco, thus giving the community its early beginnings. In 1904, the name Frisco City was chosen, after the name of the railroad line, but later the "City" was dropped. Residents in Frisco tend to be more well-off than those in most Texan cities, with a 2007 estimate showing annual median household income for city residents at more than $93,000.

The Frisco economy is quite diverse, but its top 10 employers include: the Frisco Independent School District; T-Mobile USA; the City of Frisco; Rodman Excavation; Collin County College - Preston Ridge; Amerisource Bergen Specialty Group; CLA USA, Inc .; Ikea; Mario Sinacola & Sons Excavating; and Target, all of which have more than 350 employees. With the growth of the population in Frisco has come the ongoing development of commercial and residential real estate. New development include Frisco Square, a mixed-use area that will become the new downtown area, with 250 rental properties ,seven restaurants and 40,000 square feet of office space.

Children who live in Frisco are zoned to the the Frisco Independent School District, though some residents' location puts them into the Lewisville, Little Elm and Prosper independent school districts. The Frisco ISD has five high schools, nine middle schools and 28 elementary schools. Post-secondary education institutions include the Preston Ridge campus of the Collin County Community College, a Dallas Baptist University regional academic center, an Amberton University campus and a University of Dallas campus.

Attractions in Frisco include Stonebriar Centre, a 165-store regional mall, and an Ikea home furniture store, the Frisco Athletic Center, which features indoor and outdoor aquatics, the Frisco RoughRiders minor league baseball team, which plays at Dr Pepper Ballpark, the world-class cycling track the Superdrome, and Pizza Hut Park, home to Major League Soccer's FC Dallas team.