Location: Frisco is located 21 miles north of Dallas and is very close to the 121 Toll Road, the Dallas North Tollway and SH380. The city is only 20 minutes from Dallas and 25 minutes from Love Field and the Dallas Fort Worth International Airport. The city has grown to over 100,000. Search for homes in Frisco.
Life Style: Over eight million square feet of retail and dining in Frisco include IKEA, Stonebriar Centre mall, Sam Moon Trading Company The Dallas Stars call Frisco home, with their corporate official and official practice ice located adjacent to the mall. FC Dallas major league soccer play at Pizza Hut Park, where a variety of concerts, football games and national and international soccer games also take place. The Frisco RoughRiders AA Affiliate of the Texas Rangers play at Dr Pepper Ballpark, and the NAHL Texas Tornado Hockey team and our new NBA D League team Texas Legends play at Dr Pepper Arena. More about Frisco.
Amenities: Dr. Pepper Ballpark (Home of the Texas Rangers Minor League and the AA Frisco Rough Riders) Pizza Hut Park Stadium/Concert arena (Professional FC Dallas Soccer Team Home). Stonebriar Mall. Four Golf Courses (one of which is TPC Certified).
History: When the Dallas area was being settled by American pioneers, many of the settlers traveled by wagon trains along the old Shawnee Trail. This trail was also used for cattle drives north from Austin. This trail later became the Preston Trail, and later, Preston Road. Preston Road is one of the oldest north-south roads in all of Texas. With all of this activity, the community of Lebanon was founded along this trail and granted a U.S. post office in 1860. In 1902, a line of the St. Louis-San Francisco Railway was being built through the area, and periodic watering holes were needed along the rails for the steam engines. The current settlement of Lebanon was on the Preston Ridge and was thus too high in elevation, so the watering hole was placed about four miles (6 km) to the west on lower ground. A community grew around this train stop. Residents of Lebanon actually moved their houses to the new community on logs. The new town was originally named 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 Frisco City in honor of the St. Louis–San Francisco Railway on which the town was founded, later shortened to its present name.
Schools: Because many are choosing to plant roots in the Frisco area, Frisco ISD is at the top of the fastest growing school districts in the state and nation growing by 7-30 percent annually since the early 90s. The district continues to add 2,500-3,500 students each year. In 2014-2015 enrollment will exceed 49,000 students. Frisco Independent School District.