Frisco, Texas

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Frisco, Texas
City of Frisco
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Nickname(s): 
"Fargo South"
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Location of Frisco in Collin County, Texas
Coordinates: 33°8′29″N96°48′47″W / 33.14139°N 96.81306°W / 33.14139; -96.81306 Coordinates: 33°8′29″N96°48′47″W / 33.14139°N 96.81306°W / 33.14139; -96.81306
Country United States
State Texas
Counties Collin, Denton
Government
  Type Council-manager
   City Council Mayor Jeff Cheney

Shona Huffman
John Keating
Will Sowell
Tim H. Nelson
Bill Woodard
Brian Livingston
   City Manager George Purefoy
Area
  Total 62.4 sq mi (161.6 km2)
  Land61.8 sq mi (160.1 km2)
  Water0.6 sq mi (1.5 km2)
Elevation
774 ft (236 m)
Population
  Total177,286
  Estimate 
(December 1, 2018)
182,598
  Density2,720/sq mi (1,050.2/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (CST)
  Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP codes
75033-75036, 75068, 75071
Area code(s) 972/469/214
FIPS code 48-27684
GNIS feature ID1336263 [1]
Website www.friscotexas.gov

Frisco is a city in Collin and Denton counties in Texas. It is part of the Dallas–Fort Worth metroplex, and is approximately 25 miles (40 km) from both Dallas Love Field and Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport.

Collin County, Texas County in the United States

Collin County is a county in the U.S. state of Texas. As of the 2010 United States Census, the county's population was 782,341, making it the seventh-most populous county in Texas and the 63rd-largest county by population in the United States. The 2017 Census Bureau estimate for Collin County's population is 969,603. Its county seat is McKinney.

Denton County, Texas County in the United States

Denton County is a county in the U.S. state of Texas. As of the 2010 census, its population was 662,614, making it the ninth-most populous county in Texas. The county seat is Denton. The 2017 Census Bureau estimate for Denton County's population is 836,210. The county, which was named for John B. Denton, was established in 1846.

Texas State of the United States of America

Texas is the second largest state in the United States by both area and population. Geographically located in the South Central region of the country, Texas shares borders with the U.S. states of Louisiana to the east, Arkansas to the northeast, Oklahoma to the north, New Mexico to the west, and the Mexican states of Chihuahua, Coahuila, Nuevo León, and Tamaulipas to the southwest, while the Gulf of Mexico is to the southeast.

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The city population was 177,286 at the 2017 census. [2] As of December 1, 2018, the city had an estimated population of 182,598. [3] Frisco was the fastest-growing city in the United States in 2017, [4] and also the fastest-growing city in the nation from 2000 to 2009. In the late 1990s, the northern Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex suburban development tide hit the northern border of Plano and spilled into Frisco, sparking explosive growth into the 2000s. Like many of the cities in the northern suburbs of Dallas, Frisco serves as a bedroom community for many professionals who work in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex.

United States federal republic in North America

The United States of America (USA), commonly known as the United States or America, is a country composed of 50 states, a federal district, five major self-governing territories, and various possessions. At 3.8 million square miles, the United States is the world's third or fourth largest country by total area and is slightly smaller than the entire continent of Europe's 3.9 million square miles. With a population of over 327 million people, the U.S. is the third most populous country. The capital is Washington, D.C., and the largest city by population is New York City. Forty-eight states and the capital's federal district are contiguous in North America between Canada and Mexico. The State of Alaska is in the northwest corner of North America, bordered by Canada to the east and across the Bering Strait from Russia to the west. The State of Hawaii is an archipelago in the mid-Pacific Ocean. The U.S. territories are scattered about the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea, stretching across nine official time zones. The extremely diverse geography, climate, and wildlife of the United States make it one of the world's 17 megadiverse countries.

Plano, Texas City in Texas, United States

Plano is a city in the U.S. state of Texas, located approximately twenty miles north of downtown Dallas. The city of Plano is a part of the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area. Plano lies mostly within Collin County, but includes a small portion that extends into Denton County.

Since 2003, Frisco has received the designation "Tree City USA" by the National Arbor Day Foundation.

History

When the Dallas area was being settled by American pioneers, many of the settlers traveled by wagon trains along the Shawnee Trail. This trail became the Preston Trail, and later, Preston Road. With all of this activity, the community of Lebanon was founded along this trail, and was 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 stops were needed along the route for the steam locomotives. The current settlement of Lebanon was on the Preston Ridge and was therefore too high in elevation, so the watering stop was placed about four miles (6 km) to the west on lower ground. A community grew around this train stop. Some residents of Lebanon actually moved their houses to the new community on logs. The new town was originally named Emerson, but the U.S. Postal Service rejected the name as being too similar to another town in Texas. In 1904, the town's residents chose "Frisco City" in honor of the St. Louis–San Francisco Railway. This name was later shortened to Frisco.

Settler person who has migrated to an area and established permanent residence there

A settler is a person who has migrated to an area and established a permanent residence there, often to colonize the area. Settlers are generally from a sedentary culture, as opposed to nomads who share and rotate their settlements with little or no concept of individual land ownership. Settlements are often built on land already claimed or owned by another group. Many times settlers are backed by governments or large countries. They also sometimes leave in search of religious freedom.

Wagon train A group of wagons travelling together

A wagon train is a group of wagons traveling together. Before the extensive use of military vehicles, baggage trains followed an army with supplies and ammunition.

Texas Road

The Texas Road, also known as the Shawnee Trail, Sedalia Trail or the Kansas Trail, was a major trade and emigrant route to Texas across Indian Territory. Established during the Mexican War by emigrants rushing to Texas, it remained an important route across Indian Territory until Oklahoma statehood. The Shawnee Trail was the earliest and easternmost route by which Texas Longhorn cattle were taken to the north. It played a significant role in the history of Texas, Oklahoma, Missouri and Kansas in the early and mid-1800s.

Later, in 1978, the first season of the hit show Dallas was filmed at Frisco's Cloyce Box Ranch (now the Brinkmann Ranch), where the house on site was used as the Ewing family home. This house burned down during renovations in 1987, and the steel skeleton of the house still stands on today's Brinkmann Ranch, now the largest family owned estate in Frisco.

<i>Dallas</i> (1978 TV series) American television soap opera (1978-1991)

Dallas is an American prime time television soap opera that aired on CBS from April 2, 1978 to May 3, 1991. The series revolves around a wealthy and feuding Texas family, the Ewings, who own the independent oil company Ewing Oil and the cattle-ranching land of Southfork. The series originally focused on the marriage of Bobby Ewing and Pamela Barnes, whose families were sworn enemies with each other. As the series progressed, Bobby's older brother, oil tycoon J.R. Ewing, became the show's breakout character, whose schemes and dirty business became the show's trademark. When the show ended in May 1991, J.R. was the only character to have appeared in every episode.

Cloyce Box Ranch

The Cloyce Box Ranch was the site of the original Southfork ranch location, where the initial five episodes of Dallas were filmed. The series left that location at the end of the first season in 1978 due to a request by the property owner Cloyce K. Box. The show moved to the ranch "Duncan Acres", near Plano, Texas, where the series was filmed for the rest of its run.

The distinctive Frisco coat of arms is based on the St. Louis-San Francisco Railway's logo.

Geography

Frisco is in western Collin County and eastern Denton County at 33°08′29″N96°48′47″W / 33.141263°N 96.813120°W / 33.141263; -96.813120 (33.141263, -96.813120). [5]

Climate

Frisco is part of the humid subtropical region. It gets 39 inches of rain per year. On average, there are 230 sunny days per year in the city. The July high is around 96 degrees. The January low is 33 degrees. The comfort index, which is based on humidity during the hot months, is a 25 out of 100, where higher is more comfortable. [6]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 62.4 square miles (161.6 km2), of which 61.8 square miles (160.1 km2) is land and 0.58 square miles (1.5 km2), or 0.92%, is water. [2]

Major highways

Demographics

Historical population
CensusPop.
1910 332
1920 733120.8%
1930 618−15.7%
1940 6708.4%
1950 7369.9%
1960 1,18460.9%
1970 1,84555.8%
1980 3,42085.4%
1990 6,13879.5%
2000 33,714449.3%
2010 116,989247.0%
Est. 2018182,598 [7] 56.1%

As of the 2010 census, [8] there were 116,989 people living in Frisco, up from the previous census in 2000, with 33,714 people. The racial makeup was 75.0% White (67.2% Non-Hispanic White), 8.1% Black or African American, 0.5% American Indian or Alaska Native, 10.0% Asian, 3.3% from other races, and 3.1% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 12.1% of the population.

In 2000, there were 12,065 households, and 9,652 families residing in the city. The population density was 482.4 people per square mile (186.3/km2). There were 13,683 housing units at an average density of 195.8 per square mile (75.6/km2).

By 2010, [9] there were 42,306 housing units, 39,901 households, and 31,226 families. 62% were on the Collin County side and 38% in Denton County.

67% of households were married couples living together, 8.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 21.7% were non-families. 17.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 2.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.93 and the average family size was 3.35. 51.7% of households had children under the age of 18 living with them.

The age distribution is 33.3% under the age of 18, 4.9% from 18 to 24, 13.9% from 25 to 34, 22.5% from 35 to 44, 20.0% from 45 to 64, and 5.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33.9 years.

According to a 2010 American Community Survey [10] estimate, the median income for a household in the city was $100,868, the median income for a family was $109,086. The per capita income for the city was $38,048. About 2.2% of families and 5.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.5% of those under age 18 and 2.4% of those age 65 or over.

The median price for a new home in Frisco is $500,000, with many homes costing millions. Frisco has become one of the most sought after upscale suburbs in North Texas.

As of 2014, Frisco, Texas is the 2nd fastest growing city in U.S. at 6.5% annually. [11] In May 2017, the US Census Bureau reported that Frisco City, Texas was the second fastest-growing city in the United States. It had a 6.2% growth rate between 2015 and 2016. [12]

Population estimate

Population projection

Economy

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Interior of Stonebriar Centre

Like many Dallas suburbs, Frisco is accumulating many retail properties, including Stonebriar Centre (opened August 2000), a 165-store regional mall, and IKEA (opened 2005), a furniture store with an area of 28,800 square meters (310,000 sq ft). Retail establishments and restaurant chains line Preston Road, which is one of the major north-south-running traffic arteries in the city.

Frisco took a different economic track than many surrounding cities and elected 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 also built Frisco Square, a mixed-use development which became the new downtown. 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 and main library and a public commons. A Cinemark theater opened in December 2010. In 2012, a hospital, Medical City Plano-Frisco, was built north of the theater. [13]

Corporate presence

According to the city's 2017 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, [6] the top employers in the city are:

No.EmployerNo. of employees
1 Frisco Independent School District 6,970
2City of Frisco1,508
3 Amerisource Bergen Specialty Group 1,450
4 Conifer Health Solutions 1,150
5 T-Mobile USA 760
6Baylor Medical Center of Frisco642
7Mario Sinacola & Sons Excavating603
8 Oracle Corporation 500
9Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Centennial490
10 Collin College 429

Government

Local government

Frisco is a "home rule" city. Frisco voters adopted its initial "home rule" charter in 1987. Frisco residents have voted to amend the Charter two times since 1987:

* In May 2014, the Charter Review Commission recommended an additional 14 propositions, however these have not yet been put to a vote by residents.

The form of government adopted by Frisco is the council-manager, which consists of a mayor and six city council members elected "at-large" and a city manager. Council members' duties include enacting local legislation (ordinances), adopting budgets, determining policies, and appointing the City Manager and City Secretary.

According to the city's 2010 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, the city's various funds had $227.2 million in revenues, $184.4 million in expenditures, $1,647.0 million in total assets, $753.1 million in total liabilities, and $159.3 million in cash and investments. [6]

The structure of the management and coordination of city services is: [6]

Government officials (as of 2010)
City DepartmentDirector
City ManagerGeorge A. Purefoy
City AttorneyRichard Abernathy
Municipal JudgeArt Maldonado
City SecretaryKristi Morrow
Deputy City ManagerHenry J. Hill, III
Assistant City ManagerNell Lange
Assistant City ManagerBen Brezina
Director of CommunicationsDana Baird-Hanks
Director of Engineering Services & Public WorksPaul Knippel
Director of Financial ServicesAnita Cothran
Director of Human ResourcesLauren Safranek
Director of Information TechnologyCurt Balogh
Director of Library ServicesShelley Holley
Director of Parks & RecreationShannon Keleher
Director Development ServicesJohn Lettelleir
Fire ChiefMark Piland
Police ChiefJohn Bruce
Economic Development Corp PresidentRon Patterson
Executive Director CVBMarla Roe

The city of Frisco is a voluntary member of the North Central Texas Council of Governments association, the purpose of which is to coordinate individual and collective local governments and facilitate regional solutions, eliminate unnecessary duplication, and enable joint decisions.

Education

Primary and secondary

Liberty High School in Frisco, Texas. Liberty-HS-Frisco-TX-9954.jpg
Liberty High School in Frisco, Texas.

Most of Frisco is within the Frisco Independent School District (Frisco ISD), with some parts of the city extending into the Lewisville Independent School District, Little Elm Independent School District, and Prosper Independent School District. Lewisville ISD and Prosper ISD each have one elementary school in Frisco, while all other public schools within the city limits are Frisco ISD schools. (Prosper ISD will open a middle school in Frisco in 2019 and a high school in 2020.)

Frisco ISD has 10 high schools, 17 middle schools and 42 elementary schools. Most of Frisco ISD schools are within the Frisco city limits, but some are located in adjacent suburbs. All Frisco high schools compete in UIL Class 5A.

The Frisco ISD Early Childhood School [14] is available for children ages three and four who meet eligibility requirements for Headstart, Prekindergarten, or Preschool Program for Children with Disabilities.

Frisco also has the Frisco ISD Career & Technical Education Center (CTE or CaTE Center), a building in which students from high schools can experience and try different careers, from veterinary work to advertising, and graphic design. [15]

Higher

Collin College, the Preston Ridge campus of the community college district, opened on Wade Boulevard in Frisco in August 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 has moved its Carrollton campus to Frisco.

UT Arlington has a professional MBA campus in Frisco.

University of North Texas core MBA courses can be taken at the Frisco campus.

Recreation and culture

The Frisco Athletic Center features 18,000 square feet (1,700 m2) of indoor aquatics elements and about 40,000 square feet (3,700 m2) of outdoor aquatic features. Some area residents refer to this as the "Rec Center" or "F.A.C." It features exercise equipment and group exercise classes. [16]

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 Video Game Museum.

Sports

Frisco is home to several sporting venues, many major sports teams headquarters and a NCAA Division I conference headquarters. In April 2011, Men's Journal named Frisco the Best Place to Raise an Athlete. [17]

Venues

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The main entrance of Dr Pepper Ballpark

Frisco is home to a variety of sporting venues. The Dr Pepper Ballpark, a 10,316-seat baseball stadium, hosted its first baseball game on April 3, 2003. It was named the best new ballpark that year by BaseballParks.com, [18] and received the 2003 Texas Construction award for Best Architectural Design. [19] Toyota Stadium, which was opened August 6, 2005, as "Pizza Hut Park", is a 20,500-seat stadium. It is primarily used as a soccer stadium by FC Dallas, but also hosts concerts, local high school football games and college games, including the NCAA Division I-AA (FCS) college football championship starting in 2010 and the NCAA Division I (FBS) Frisco Bowl starting in 2017. The Dr Pepper Arena, a combination hockey and basketball venue, is the home of the Texas Legends of the NBA G League and a practice facility for the Dallas Stars of the NHL. The Ford Center at The Star is a 12,000 seat indoor stadium, opened in 2015. It serves as the Dallas Cowboys practice facility, host to high school sporting events, and home to the Dallas Rattlers and Texas Revolution.

Football (NFL / CIF)

The Dallas Cowboys moved their corporate headquarters to Frisco in time for the 2016 NFL football season, the complex opened in June 2016. The 91-acre Dallas Cowboys project "The Star" includes the team's new headquarters and training facilities. One of which is Ford Stadium, where FISD High Schools and the Dallas Cowboys practice and occasionally play. It is on the corner of the N. Dallas Tollway and Warren Parkway. [20]

The Texas Revolution will begin playing their home games at the Ford Center at The Star in 2019. [21]

Hockey (NHL / NAHL)

The Dallas Stars NHL team is headquartered in Frisco, and the team practices at the Dr Pepper Arena.

The Texas Tornado of the North American Hockey League had been based in Frisco since the fall of 2003, and shortly afterward the NAHL moved its main offices to Frisco. In the 2013 off-season, the Texas Tornado relocated to North Richland Hills, Texas. The NAHL relocated their offices in 2018.

Soccer (MLS)

FC Dallas (formerly the Dallas Burn), a Major League Soccer team, who formerly played at Dallas' Cotton Bowl, moved their home to Pizza Hut Park (now Toyota Stadium) at the corner of the Dallas North Tollway and Main Street in Frisco in August 2005. A major international youth soccer tournament, the Dallas Cup, is hosted in Frisco each year and draws teams from around the world.

The National Soccer Hall of Fame is co-located with Toyota Stadium. [22]

Baseball (MiLB)

The Texas League AA minor league baseball team Frisco RoughRiders, a minor league affiliate of the Texas Rangers, play in Frisco at the award-winning [18] [19] Dr Pepper Ballpark.

Basketball (NBA)

The Texas Legends, affiliated with the Dallas Mavericks, play in the NBA G League. They play at Dr Pepper Arena.

Lacrosse (MLL)

On November 16, 2017, Major League Lacrosse announced it would be moving its Rochester franchise to The Ford Center at The Star in Frisco for the 2018 season. The team would be renamed the Dallas Rattlers. [23]

NCAA

The Southland Conference, an NCAA Division I athletics organization, relocated its headquarters to Frisco in 2006. On February 26, 2010, it was announced Pizza Hut Park (now called Toyota Stadium) in Frisco would become the host of the Football Championship Subdivision (formerly NCAA Division 1-AA) championship game, formerly held in Chattanooga, Tennessee and Huntington, West Virginia. The first matchup, hosted by the Southland Conference, was played January 7, 2011. [24]

High school sports

All Frisco Independent School District's high schools have Academic Decathlon, football, basketball, baseball, soccer, softball, volleyball, track and cross-country, swimming, golf, power-lifting, tennis and wrestling programs available for student athletes.

Others

Frisco also has an Olympic-size state-of-the-art natatorium. The Frisco Baseball & Softball Association (FBSA) has been in action since its establishment in 1984. The Frisco Football League (FFL) is an organized recreational league that allows children to play football before entering football in the school district. The Flagfootball4fun Flag Football League (FF4FUN) is an organized recreational youth flag football league that is the largest NFL flag football program in Frisco. Cycling is a popular pastime in Frisco and is supported by the city as noted on its website

Notable people

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