Frisco, Texas – A Small Town No More

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAI moved to Frisco in January of 2006 with my husband and two children, ages 3 and 7.  We moved to Frisco from Southern California in search of a better education for our kids.  We wanted our kids to be able to compete against other applicants going in to college and the California education system appeared to be weak and not improving. At the time, we looked at every state in the southern part of the U.S. and after visiting several cities we found that Frisco was the best place to call home.

In January of 2006 we saw opportunity and growth in Frisco.  The population when we arrived was 86,970+/- (Estimate from May 2006).  In January 2014 the population of Frisco is estimated at 137,330. To us, this growth is staggering and at times overwhelming when you think about it.  Where once there were fields and farms now stands a vast amount of homes and businesses.  The growth rate from 2000-2013 was at an astounding 303%.

Here is a comparison so you can understand the growth:

  • In the 2005-2006 school year there were 18 elementary schools, 6 middle schools and 2 high schools.
  • In the 2013-2014 school year there are 33 elementary schools, 13 middle schools and 6 high schools.

The good part is Frisco still has a small town feel.  There are multiple venues in the city to gather and get to know your neighbors.  People in Frisco love to be outdoors and the city planners really take this into consideration.  I believe that the venues that we have keep our residents in town for their entertainment, thus aiding in the feeling of community.

In the next few years I believe Frisco will transform in to an amazing city.  With the August 2013 Announcement of the Cowboys moving their World Corporate Headquarters to Frisco, I am sure we will see tremendous growth.  With a land mass of 72 square miles and only 57% of the land being built out I am hopeful that the city will continue to expand with careful consideration of the land use and focus on the family.

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