In true Texas fashion, Frisco has its roots in cattle drives. Way back in the day, cattle drives made their way north on the Shawnee Trail and used Frisco as a stopping point. The city has come a long way since then.
As part of the Dallas Fort Worth Metroplex, Frisco straddles Collin and Denton counties. The city is rapidly growing thanks to its reputation as a great place for Dallas-based professionals to buy homes and raise their families. In addition to offering small town vibes and big city access, Frisco has a number of other characteristics that make it a great place to live. If you’re considering a move to Frisco, here are a few things you should know before you pack your bags and hit the road.
It’s Lakeside Paradise
Frisco is just moments from Lake Lewisville. This 29,000 acre lake is a Texas-sized paradise that offers swimming, sunbathing, fishing, waterskiing and houseboating among other activities. You can camp under the stars, hit the links at a lakeside golf course or rent a boat. If you’re more into partying on the water than lounging on the shore, head to Party Cove. As the name implies, this popular spot on the lake is a raucous weekend destination where people dance on boats, drink beer and get wild.
Other nearby lake options include White Rock Lake and Grapevine Lake. In other words, you’ll definitely want to stock up on swimsuits if you’re moving to Frisco.
Two Inches of Snow is Terrifying
On 90-degree summer days in Frisco, it’s easy to forget that the area actually gets pretty cold come winter. Despite the hot, humid summers and 230 days of sunshine, Frisco typically sees a little snow in December and January. Sure, it’s usually just an inch or two, but it’s enough to drive Texas drivers—many of whom aren’t used to seeing flakes—crazy. Our suggestion? Stay home and build a snowman instead of driving anywhere.
Downtown is Where It’s At
It’s true that Frisco has one of the largest shopping malls in north Texas, but when you want boutiques and locally owned restaurants instead of Gap, Old Navy and the food court, you’ve got to head to downtown Frisco. The up and coming area boasts unique shops like Bittersweet Ivy and Lone Star Trading Company along with cute coffee shops and even a curated popcorn shop.
Train Buffs Love It
Do you love trains? Then you’ll love Frisco. The city pays homage to the history of trains with Museum of the American Railroad. Founded in 1962, this museum features railroad artifacts and exhibits explaining locomotive history. It’s a great spot to take the kids or spend a quiet weekend afternoon alone learning about trains.
Frisco is Family-Friendly
If you’re thinking of starting a family, you’d be hard-pressed to find a better hometown than Frisco. The Frisco Independent School District is consistently ranked as one of the best school districts in Texas. It boasts a 15-1 student teacher ratio along with above average test scores. In addition to the great school district, Frisco is known as an incredibly safe city. In fact, it was ranked as the 14th safest city in the country.
It’s Sports City
Did you know that Frisco is home to seven—yes, seven—professional sports teams? Ever heard of the Dallas Cowboys? Their training facility is in Frisco. What about FC Dallas? Yep, also Frisco based. Frisco is also home to MLB Class AA affiliate the Frisco RoughRiders, the training arena of NHL’s Dallas Stars, MLL’s Dallas Rattlers, professional indoor football team the Texas Revolution and NBA G League affiliate the Texas Legends.
Whether you prefer football, hockey or something else entirely, you can find it in Frisco.
Try a Frozen Margarita From the Place That Invented Them
If you’ve ever enjoyed a frozen margarita from a machine, you have Mariano Martinez to thank. And if you haven’t, you’d better head to the Frisco location of Mariano's Hacienda. The restaurant is credited with inventing the world’s first frozen margarita machine (the original one was even inducted into the Smithsonian in 2005). It’s your duty as a local to go try one and pair it with some classic Tex Mex cuisine.
And don’t forget, if you need self storage during your move to Frisco, we’ve got the perfect unit for you at the right price.