Beautiful sunset in Frisco, Texas.
Photo by Kelly DeLay
The land where Frisco lies was originally owned by the Frisco Railroad. In 1902, they divided this land into lots, selling it to new settlers through an auction. The auction was advertised along the rail lines as far north as Chicago, bringing people from all over. The land was of interest due to its access to the railroad, as well as the rich soil, perfect for farming.
Nowadays, farming in Frisco has become less apparent. The city continues to grow at an ever increasing speed, being named as the 2nd fastest growing city in the nation (according to Zippia.com). With a population surpassing 150,000 in 2016, the city projects that there will be an additional 50,000+ residents relocating here within the next 5 years!
Frisco’s major employers include the Frisco Independent School District, T-Mobile USA, Amerisource Bergen Specialty Group, and The City of Frisco. The Dallas Cowboy’s moved their corporate headquarters into Frisco, as of 2016. The Dallas Stars NHL team is headquartered here as well.
There are 43 city parks in Frisco, along with multiple hiking and biking trails, allowing for plenty of outdoor recreation options for its residents. The city has put together a wonderful park guide and trail map.
There are three school districts that Frisco students feed into: Frisco Independent School District, Lewisville Independent School District, and Prosper Independent School District. Most students attend the Frisco ISD, but those on the edge of town do extend into the other districts.
For more information on Frisco or Collin County visit http://discovercollincounty.com
Frisco Central Park Longhorn Sculptures
Photo by Madison Berndt
Taycas Trail - West Rowlett Creek, Frisco
Photo by Robert Nunnally
Photo by Teddie Bridget Proctor