Frisco : Texas

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What it's Like to Retire in Frisco

Frisco, located in Collin and Denton counties in Texas, is a bedroom community for those who work in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. It was considered the fastest-growing city in the country from 2000 to 2009, and had a population of about 161,000 in 2017. Due to the growth, the city built Frisco Square, a mixed-use development that has become the new downtown with residential rental units, restaurants, and commercial space. There is also a new city hall, library, hospital and theater. 

Frisco is a popular town for all types of sports. The Dr. Pepper Ballpark is a 10,600 seat stadium where Frisco Rough Riders, a minor league affilate of the Texas Rangers, call home. The NHL Dallas Stars is headquartered in Frisco, along with the Dallas Cowboys who have moved the team headquarters and training facilities here. The Texas Legends, an affilate of the Dallas Mavericks NBA basketball team play at the Dr. Pepper Arena.

Frisco also offers a live theatre, a large mall, and one of the largest collections of outdoor public art.  The University of Dallas has a campus here as does Collin Communtiy College, making Frisco a college town. Picture of the Main Entrance of Dr. Pepper Ballpark courtesy of Wikipedia and Rainchill; picture of Interior of Stonebriar Mall and picture of Frisco Centennial High School courtesy of Wikipedia and Loadmaster.

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Where to Retire in Frisco and Home Prices

Home prices and real estate taxes here are high.  The median home value was $386,800 in early 2017, according to Zillow. 

 

What is special about Frisco

The city is growing by leaps and bounds and offers several types of sporting venues including several golf courses. There is also a town center, theaters, and shopping galore.  

 

What is not special about Frisco

The growth and urban sprawl here doesn't lend to a pretty city; high cost of living; summers are hot. 

 

Who will like retirement in Frisco

Those who love sports, especially spectator sports, would enjoy living here as there is every type of sporting arena or stadium in Frisco. There is also a very active library, a theatre, hospital, senior center, volunteer opportunities, and Stonebriar Mall.

 

Local economy is driven by

in 2016, Frisco was  considered one of the fastest growing economies in the country as it has seen large jumps in population, home building and mixed-use developments. The unemployment rate is just 2.9% with a median household income over $100,000.

 

Climate and Physical Environment

The average January temperature here is 50 degrees, with July's average at 86 degrees. Frisco gets about 39 inches of rain a year.

 

Restaurants & Cultural Scene

There are several restaurants in Frisco Square and many more restaurant chain line the major arteries running in and out of the city. The town is home to Frisco Discovery Center which is a science, art and cultural center.  The city also boasts a Community Theatre, a Children's Theatre, and the Institute Of Gloal Music and the Arts.  Central Park is a eight-acre park that features bronze sculptures, an amphitheater, and trails.

 

Crime

The crime rate here is low.

 

Medical facilities

Medical City Plano-Frisco in downtown Frisco was built in 2012.

 

Transportation

Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport is about 25 miles away.

 

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Facts about FRISCO
  • State: TX
  • Environment: Suburban,College Town,
  • City Population: 100,001+
  • Median age of Population: 25-44
  • Avg Jan Temperature: 41-60
  • Avg July Temperature: 81+
  • Median HH Income: 80,000+
  • Average Home Price (MLS): $300,001-$500,000
  • Annual Property Tax on a $200,000 house: 4001-6000
  • Total Crime Index: 81-90 (low)
  • Cost of Living Index: 121+ (very high)
  • Culture Index: 111-120 (high)
  • State Sales Tax: Yes
  • State Income Tax: Yes
  • Name of the Guide: jdb

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