Welcome to Frisco
Vibrant, burgeoning city with a taste of Old Texas charm
Frisco is an emerging, vibrant city with no shortage of activities and attractions within its boundaries. The community’s highly acclaimed Frisco Independent School District
, as well as its proximity to Dallas’s city center and Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, make it perfect for families and young professionals alike.
Frisco initially grew around a line of the St. Louis-San Francisco Railway, which was built through the area in 1902. The community then served as a periodic watering hole for the steam engines. Many residents of the nearby community of Lebanon relocated to the area after recognizing its potential and opportunities for growth. The new town was originally called Emerson, but that name was rejected by the U.S. Postal Service as being too similar to another town in Texas. In 1904, the residents chose the name Frisco City in honor of the St. Louis-San Francisco Railway and later shortened it to its present name, Frisco.
A growth spurt occurred in the 1980s, and by 2011, Frisco’s location, quality of life, and visionary leadership made it the fastest growing city in the nation. Today, Frisco continues to be a burgeoning city with much to offer.
What to Love
- Growing community with an impressive array of shopping and entertainment
- Highly acclaimed schools
- Miles of trails and acres of parkland
Residents of Frisco enjoy an active, family-oriented lifestyle. Its location is perfect for those seeking a taste of Old Texas charm with the convenience of major amenities. Frisco also boasts 1,600 acres of parkland and 90 miles of hike and bike trails, so there are countless ways to explore the great outdoors.
Innovation and creativity abound in Frisco, from live theater and musical performances to local painters, photographers, and one of the largest collections of outdoor public art in the state of Texas.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
With nine million feet of retail space, Frisco is a shopper’s paradise. Peruse antique stores, local gems, upscale boutiques, and major retailers at either Stonebriar Centre
or the Shops at Starwood
. Starwood is located just one mile north of the Dallas Cowboys headquarters and training facility. Grandscape
offers family-friendly entertainment and events, as well as a boardwalk, shops, and world-class restaurants. Once you’ve had your fill of retail therapy, treat yourself to a fine dining experience at Perry's Steakhouse
Things to Do
There are many ways to soak up the arts and culture in Frisco, whether you’re seeking year-round professional sports action or family attractions. Frisco offers an array of regular music festivals, educational experiences, and more.
Dallas Cowboys fans can rejoice at the chance to connect with their team at The Star in Frisco
, the 91-acre campus of the Dallas Cowboys World Headquarters and practice facility.
Head to Frisco's historic downtown, the Rail District
, for Arts in the Square
. Here, you can support local shops, sample local wines, and experience musicians and artists while browsing handmade creations, including fine arts, pottery, textiles, jewelry, and more. Each summer, Frisco Square plays host to Music in the Square
, a free outdoor summer concert series.
Frisco’s annual Christmas in the Square
is the largest choreographed lights and music display in North Texas. The nightly show features more than 175,000 lights, over 11 miles of wiring, and over eight miles of extension cords. Enjoy the festive lights and holiday music as you take a leisurely walk or drive through the square. This event also features an outdoor ice skating rink and a Christmas tree lot.
Served by Frisco Independent School District, the community is home to many highly rated schools. Top educational opportunities include: