Frisco, Texas, United States

Economy | Major employers | Arts and culture | Higher education

🇺🇸 Frisco is a city in Collin and Denton counties in the U.S. state of Texas. It is part of the Dallas–Fort Worth metroplex (DFW) and about 25 miles (40 km) from both Dallas Love Field and Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport.

risco was the fastest-growing city in the United States in 2017, and also from 2000 to 2009. In the late 1990s, the northern DFW suburban development tide hit the northern border of Plano and spilled into Frisco, sparking rapid growth into the 2000s. Like many of the cities in Dallas's northern exurbs, Frisco serves as a bedroom community for professionals who work in DFW. Since 2003, Frisco has received the designation Tree City USA from the National Arbor Day Foundation.

Economy Frisco has many retail properties, including Stonebriar Centre, a 165-store regional mall; IKEA, a furniture store with an area of 28,800 m2 (310,000 sq ft); and The Star, the headquarters of the Dallas Cowboys. Retail establishments and restaurants line Preston Road, one of the city's major north–south traffic arteries.

Frisco took a different economic track than many surrounding cities, electing to use a fractional percent of local sales tax to fund the Frisco Economic Development Corporation (FEDC) rather than Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART), the regional transportation body. The effectiveness of the FEDC, whose primary purpose is to reallocate such tax dollars to commercial ventures, is a matter of public debate.

Frisco Square, a mixed-use development, became the new downtown along with the city hall. Frisco Square has about 250 rental residential units, seven restaurants, about 40,000 square feet (3,700 m²) of commercial office space, and a few personal-service locations. The major development in the project is the new city hall, main library, and public commons. A Cinemark theater opened in 2010. In 2012, a hospital, Medical City Plano-Frisco, was built north of the theater.

Major employers Frisco's top employers as of 2019 were the following: 1 Frisco Independent School District; 2 City of Frisco; 3 Conifer Health Solutions; 4 T-Mobile USA; 5 Baylor Medical Center of Frisco; 6 Mario Sinacola & Sons Excavating; 7 Oracle Corporation; 8 IKEA; 9 Baylor Scott White / Centennial Hospital; 10 University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center.

Arts and culture Frisco hosts the Museum of the American Railroad, which is based out of the Frisco Heritage Museum while construction on a separate museum complex continues. The nearby Discovery Center features an art gallery, a black-box theater, and the National Videogame Museum.

Frisco Square hosts a variety of events throughout the year including Arts in the Square, Music in the Square, and the annual Christmas in the Square holiday light show (the largest choreographed lights and music show in North Texas). The city hall also hosts a Music in the Chamber concert series in the city council chamber.

Higher education The Texas Legislature designated Collin College as the community college for the municipality of Frisco as well as all of Collin County. The Preston Ridge campus of the community college district opened on Wade Boulevard in Frisco in 1995. Amberton University has a local campus on Parkwood Boulevard north of Warren Parkway. In 2008, Frisco ISD opened the Career and Technology Education Center.

The University of Dallas moved its Carrollton campus to Frisco. UT Arlington has a professional MBA campus in Frisco. The University of North Texas core MBA courses can be taken at the Frisco campus.

Frisco, Texas, United States 
<b>Frisco, Texas, United States</b>
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Frisco has a population of over 215,995 people. Frisco also forms one of the centres of the wider Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington metroplex which has a population of over 7,573,136 people. Frisco is the #249 hipster city in the world, with a hipster score of 3.0831 according to the Hipster Index which evaluates and ranks the major cities of the world according to the number of vegan eateries, coffee shops, tattoo studios, vintage boutiques, and record stores.

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Antipodal to Frisco is: 83.175,-33.151

Locations Near: Frisco -96.8251,33.1507

🇺🇸 Allen -96.675,33.1 d: 15.1  

🇺🇸 Plano -96.695,33.029 d: 18.2  

🇺🇸 Carrollton -96.89,32.961 d: 22  

🇺🇸 Lewisville -97.011,33.044 d: 21  

🇺🇸 McKinney -96.615,33.198 d: 20.2  

🇺🇸 Richardson -96.729,32.955 d: 23.5  

🇺🇸 Flower Mound -97.076,33.039 d: 26.5  

🇺🇸 Garland -96.637,32.914 d: 31.6  

🇺🇸 Denton -97.131,33.223 d: 29.6  

🇺🇸 Grapevine -97.078,32.939 d: 33.3  

Antipodal to: Frisco 83.175,-33.151

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