Frisco – a Great Place to Live!
We are so glad you are interested in our great city! Climate, convenience, a “small town” character, and accessibility to downtown Dallas are only a few of the qualities that make Frisco such a desirable location.
Frisco is home to corporate headquarters for the Dallas Stars and regional offices for Levi Strauss and Budweiser. Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport and Love Field are within a 30-minute drive. Arts, entertainment and recreation abound in Frisco, including Junior League Championship hockey, Minor League baseball, Major League soccer, and National Championship cyclist racing. With more than 4 million square feet of retail space and an additional 310,000 square foot IKEA store, Frisco is fast becoming the major shopping destination of North Texas.
Frisco ISD continues to be the fastest growing school district in the state of Texas. During the past six years, FISD has grown by 20-30 percent annually in student population. Within the 72 square miles of the city’s district, FISD serves residents of Collin and Denton Counties including residents of Frisco, and some portions of Plano, Little Elm and McKinney.
For more information on visiting Frisco, please visit the Frisco Convention and Visitor Bureau website.
Frisco is one of the fastest growing cities in the North Texas Region as determined by the North Texas Council of Governments. With a 2000 census of 33,714, Frisco has grown 449 percent since the 1990 census population figure of 6,138. By November 2005, our population soared to 81,229 residents, and as of February 1st, 2013 130,020 people call Frisco home.
The intersection of Preston Road and State Highway 121 is the southern gateway to the city. Both DFW International and Love Field Airports are within a 30-minute drive. The Dallas North Tollway serves as a main traffic artery from Frisco to Downtown Dallas.
While location enhances the value of Frisco as a residential and commercial site, the warm climate also makes an attractive contribution. Abundant sunshine can be enjoyed more than 234 days annually. Although 66 degrees is the year-round average temperature, there are over three months of highs over 90 degrees. The area averages about 79 rainy days and 39 freezing days each year. July and August are the warmest months with January the coolest.
The Police Department is staffed by 78 sworn officers, 23 civilians, and 2 reserve officers. The Frisco Police Department dispatches it 19 patrol cars and 29 other fleet vehicles with a state-of-the-art computerized dispatch system. The Fire Department has 73 full-time fire fighters, all of whom are EMT’s or paramedics, and 45 volunteer fire fighters. The Fire Department operates out of four stations with 7 engines, 2 aerial ladder trucks, 2 brush trucks, 6 ambulances, and 1 heavy rescue truck. In addition, Careflight houses one of its helicopters at Fire Station #4.
Frisco is under home rule and utilizes the city manager-city council form of government. Numerous volunteer boards appointed by the City Council provide administrative and leadership services. The Community Development Corporation and the Economic Development Corporation are funded by a half-cent sales tax. Citizens are encouraged to participate by applying for membership on a board or by attending monthly board meetings regularly scheduled as follows:
City Council: 6:30 p.m., first and third Tuesday
Planning & Zoning: 6:30 p.m., second and fourth Tuesday
Community Development Corp.: 6:30 p.m., third Thursday
Library: 7 p.m., fourth Thursday
Parks & Recreation: 6:30 p.m., second Thursday
Economic Development Corp.: 6 p.m., third Wednesday
Board of Adjustments: Meets as needed before Planning & Zoning Committee meetings.
Affordable Housing Trust Fund Board: 7 p.m., second Wednesday
Urban Forestry Board: 6:30 p.m., fourth Thursday
Frisco’s property taxes are made up of a city tax, school district tax, Collin County or Denton County tax, and a college district tax (Collin County). Frisco ranks below the average rate for property taxes in the eight communities that surround it. Frisco’s current sales tax is 8.25%. In 1991, the City of Frisco voted to adopt a half-cent sales tax to be used for the promotion of economic development. A second half-cent sales tax funds the Community Development Corporation. New and expanding businesses are discovering Frisco as the location for business and industry in the 21st century.
Frisco boasts an impressive list of companies that call it home. Business and residents alike enjoy a high quality of life thanks to outstanding real estate, an impressively educated workforce, proximity to transportation hubs, award-winning schools, and easy access to recreation, cultural and entertainment venues.
Click HERE for the list of some of the companies that call Frisco home.