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Living In Frisco TX
This page provides guidance for anyone who is thinking about moving to Frisco and wants to make an objective assessment of what living in Frisco in 2017 is like. Frisco livability factors are presented along with descriptions, pictures and maps of moderately priced Frisco homes that currently are for sale. At the bottom of this page are links to authoritative sources that provide additional general information about living in Frisco.
Frisco livability factors
2017 Best Dallas suburbs rank: 13
Click this best places to live in Dallas link for complete rankings, metrics and analysis methodology.
Frisco public schools have the fifteenth highest composite STAAR performance index of all Dallas suburbs and nine high schools that serve Frisco, Liberty High School, Wakeland High School, Centennial High School, Independence High School, Heritage High School, Hebron High School / Hebron Ninth Grade Center, Prosper High School and Frisco High School, rank among the top twenty-five 2018 best public high schools in the DFW metroplex. Frisco has experienced the eighth fastest population growth rate in the Dallas Fort Worth area over the past three years and its prevailing tax rate is in the bottom quartile of property tax rates in the Dallas area. While past performance is not necessarily indicative of future results, the rate of price increases of Frisco's MLS-listed single-family homes sold during the past three years was in the top quartile of home price appreciation of all Dallas area cities and towns. Some of the ways Frisco is different from and similar to other DFW cities and towns are shown on these best Dallas suburbs and about Dallas suburbs pages.
Frisco is located in central west Collin County and central east Denton County, approximately 28 miles north of downtown Dallas and 47 miles northeast of downtown Fort Worth. As the DFW metroplex continues to grow and becomes more densely populated, Frisco's proximity to both the DFW International and Love Field airports, the Legacy and north Dallas business centers, and downtown Dallas is likely to make living in Frisco even more desirable than it is now for people who need to commute frequently to and from these areas.
Frisco public schools are among the best in the DFW metroplex ... most school age children who reside in Frisco are eligible to attend Frisco Independent School District schools ... all or part of four communities in western Frisco are served by the Lewisville Independent School District or Little Elm Independent School District ... three neighborhoods in northeast Frisco are served by Prosper Independent School District
Click on this Frisco schools link for TEA STAAR scores, student population by grade, and other information for all Frisco public schools. Performance information for other DFW metroplex school districts is available on this best Dallas Fort Worth school districts page and performance information for other public schools in the Dallas area is provided on these DFW high schools, DFW middle schools and DFW elementary schools pages.
Private schools located near Frisco are identified on this north Dallas suburbs private schools page.
A key reason living in Frisco is so desirable is its terrific neighborhoods. Click on this Frisco neighborhoods link for profiles that describe some of the best and most popular of these neighborhoods. Other great north Dallas area neighborhoods are identified on this best DFW neighborhoods page.
Recent home sales
Compared to previous year sales, on average, prices of Frisco MLS-listed pre-owned single-family homes sold during the three months ending April 30, 2017 increased 7.1 percent ... median sales price of homes sold $371,700 ... home prices generally ranged from about $200,000 to $2.3 million ... average house size 3,060 square feet, average price per square foot $146.20 and average house age 13.8 years ... houses sold averaged 34 days on market ... 2.2 months average supply of homes listed for sale during month of April
Frisco new home construction
There currently is substantial new home construction occurring in Frisco. Click on this new construction homes link to see all new Frisco homes that currently are listed for sale. Links to neighborhood profiles for some of the subdivisions in which these new homes are being built are provided below.
I frequently am asked by folks who have never bought a new construction home if they should be assisted by a buyer’s agent when selecting a builder and when negotiating their new home purchase. Most of the time my answers are "Yes" and "Yes."
One of the outstanding things about living in Frisco is its exceptional community amenities.
Approximately 7 miles and 10 minutes without traffic to the Legacy business center ... 26 miles and 28 minutes drive time from central Frisco to DFW International Airport passenger terminals ... 18 miles and 20 minutes to the north Dallas business center ... 27 miles and 28 minutes to the Las Colinas business center ... 18 miles and 20 minutes to the north Dallas business center ... 28 miles and 31 minutes to downtown Dallas
Commute time and distance information for additional destinations, and for other DFW metroplex cities and towns, is provided on this average DFW commute distances and times page.
Nearby shopping centers
2016 estimated population 163,656 ... population density 2,657 residents per square mile ... eighth fastest-growing city/town in DFW area, 31.9 percent population increase between 2010 - 2016 ... 2015 annual median household income $112,155 ... 74.8 percent of Frisco residential real estate units owner occupied
Additional demographic information about Frisco and similar information about other DFW cities and towns are available by clicking on this more about DFW suburbs link.
Frisco is located in two different counties and students living in Frisco attend schools operated by four separate school districts. Since each of these entities have different tax rates, Frisco real estate property tax rates for 2016 range from 2.12 percent to 2.37 percent of tax appraisal value. A description of how Texas property taxes are calculated and paid, along with 2016 property tax rates for other DFW cities and towns, are available by clicking on this DFW property tax rates link.
Cities/towns near Frisco
|from Frisco |
|Allen||7||98,143||$295,000 ||$102,120 ||3||south|
|Little Elm||30||38,341||$240,000 ||$81,866 ||6||southwest|
|McKinney||22||162,898||$285,000 ||$82,998 ||9||southeast|
|Plano||29||283,558||$310,000 ||$82,944 ||6||northeast|
|Prosper||19||15,967||$415,000 ||$111,641 ||6||north|
|The Colony||59||41,779||$228,500 ||$71,425 ||5||south|
Note: Best cities/towns rank derived from analysis presented on best Dallas suburbs page.
Sources: U.S. Census Bureau, North Texas Real Estate Information Systems Inc. and Google Maps.
Moderately priced homes for sale in Frisco
Key to understanding what living in Frisco is like is knowing about Frisco housing. Shown below is a typical website presentation of currently listed homes that are more or less in the middle of the Frisco single-family homes price range. A similar presentation of all currently listed Frisco single-family homes and links to pages showing various selections of these homes are available on this Frisco homes for sale page.
The default display order of the property listings shown below is number of days listed, but other sort orders can be selected. The property display also can be easily changed from the default grid display to a detailed list display. If you are viewing this page on a mobile device, a map that shows the location of the selected properties can be displayed by clicking on the map icon.
11514 Cerrillos Drive, Frisco, TX - $534,900
6840 Branch Trail, Frisco, TX - $399,900
12744 Concho Drive, Frisco, TX - $415,000
3546 Jefferson Drive, Frisco, TX - $395,000
15787 Waterview Drive, Frisco, TX - $350,000
10938 Panorama Drive, Frisco, TX - $490,000
2864 Townsend Drive, Frisco, TX - $369,000
8698 Fisher Drive, Frisco, TX - $360,000
6460 Cherry Hills Drive, Frisco, TX - $489,000
1196 Bentgrass Drive, Frisco, TX - $539,000
10183 Boyton Canyon Road, Frisco, TX - $359,900
11776 Estacado Drive, Frisco, TX - $568,500
14139 Madrid Avenue, Frisco, TX - $589,530
8314 Pioneer Drive, Frisco, TX - $359,900
2801 Del Largo Way, Frisco, TX - $425,000
More about living in Frisco
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Listing information last updated on October 19th, 2017 at 2:00am CDT.