Frisco, Texas

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The Area

Frisco is on the north side of the Dallas Fort Worth Metroplex, more commonly known as DFW Metroplex. It is due north of Dallas but only 30 minutes or so north. All of DFW is easily accessible by car and some by train although Frisco isn’t on the DART train line so driving will be a part of your life.

Many people think of DFW as a great big giant city (with 7.2 million people) with borders among the cities, suburbs and towns as largely irrelevant given the lack of natural borders from things like rivers or lakes. While there can be plenty of traffic in DFW for the most part the freeway system/turnpike gets everyone around in very short drives (or train rides) relative to most of the other large metroplexes. DFW is extremely new compared to the other big developed metroplexes and that means it is just more convenient. You’re 15-35 minutes into downtown Dallas or Fort Worth from a great majority of the suburbs which means if you choose to live that rolling lawn lifestyle it’s not far to hit the big cities. Most of the popular suburbs are directly north Dallas: Plano, McKinney, Frisco among others but there are also plenty in between the two cities: Irving, Arlington and Grand Prairie that draw a lot of attention as well.

If you’re looking for the most “developed” of the north suburbs in terms of a commercial district then Plano is a good option. Frisco is the fastest growing the the most development happening but plots of good options.

None of this means you have to live close to one of the big cities. The Metroplex is nearly 9,300 square miles, which means it is larger than the land areas of six U.S. states. If you want rural you can find it here.


Young Professionals

Frisco has a robust downtown scene, both in terms of a social scene and housing. There is actually both a condo/apartment option for young professionals and a historic district which may be too pricey for some but again, the surrounding area is where you want to be.

  • Downtown
  • Historic Downtown

Panther Creek

Young Families

Frisco is priced higher than many of the north Dallas suburbs but still comes in lower than many of the national metroplexes so young families are in luck here. More modest but still substantial homes with yards and access to amazing schools in the Frisco school district are plentiful. Hunter’s Creek is a good example of these neighborhoods as is The Trails. Average home prices here are in the $300k - $500k range, which for Frisco is reasonable. These are the kinds of communities with movie nights at the local community pool and tons of family events that bring everyone together.

  • Panther Creek
  • The Trails
  • Hunter’s Creek

Chapel Creek

Established Families

Most of the “fancy” neighborhoods in Frisco, those with the largest homes, biggest yards, and greatest variety of amenities are newer neighborhoods built to accommodate the growing wealth in the city. Unlike other cities in which the wealthy or newer neighborhoods are isolated in a particular area, Frisco has these types of neighborhoods spread from east to west. If you are looking to go upscale, starting with these neighborhoods is your best bet.
One exception to the new neighborhoods is the Historic Downtown District. For those with a desire to live in a neighborhood with a strong walkscore and proximity to all downtown has to offer this is the spot. Beautiful older homes and trees with some character offer an alternative to the more standard “suburban” neighborhoods.

  • Chapel Creek
  • Newman Village
  • Custer Creek Farms
  • Starwood
  • Historic Downtown