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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 2018 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.


Living in FriscoFrisco livability factors


2018 best Dallas suburbs rank: 17

Click this best places to live in Dallas link for complete rankings, metrics and analysis methodology.

  2018 STAAR scores above TEA achievement standard: 90.9%
  2016 crime incidence / 1000 residents: 15.5
  2017 median home sale price: $380,000
  2016 residences owner occupied: 74.8%
  2016 median household income: $117,642
  2016 population: 163,656
  2012 - 2016 population growth: 21.5%


Frisco public schools rank fifteenth among 2018 Dallas suburbs with best public schools 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. 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.

Local schools

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.

Neighborhoods

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

On average, prices of Frisco MLS-listed pre-owned single-family homes sold during 2017 increased 21.1 percent over the prices of comparable homes sold in 2014 ... 2017 median sales price was $380,000 ... home prices generally ranged from about $160,000 to $2.9 million ... average size of houses sold was 3,070 square feet, average square foot price was $143.05 and average house age was 13.5 years ... homes sold during 2017 averaged 37 days on market


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."

Community amenities/activities

One of the outstanding things about living in Frisco is its exceptional community amenities.


Commutes

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

Demographics

2016 estimated population 163,656 ... population density 2,657 residents per square mile ... eighth fastest-growing city/town in DFW area, 21.5 percent population increase between 2010 - 2016 ... 2016 annual median household income $117,642 ... 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.

Property taxes

Frisco is located in two different counties and students living in Frisco attend schools operated by four separate school districts. Since these entities have different tax rates, Frisco real estate property tax rates for 2017 range from 2.09 percent to 2.39 percent of tax appraisal value. A description of how Texas property taxes are calculated and paid, along with 2017 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              
city/townbest
cities/towns
rank
2015
population
2016 median
house price
2015 median
household income
milesdirection             
Allen999,179$315,000$102,2153south
Hackberry1,0378northwest
Little Elm3742,504$260,000$87,9336southwest
McKinney28172,298$305,000$83,2579southeast
Plano36286,057$337,400$85,0856northeast
Prosper2118,379$427,000$120,2706north
The Colony5742,408$243,500$73,8305south


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.

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11839 Stephenville Drive, Frisco, TX - $464,800

Residential, Single Family
  • 5 Beds
  • 3.1 Baths
  • 3,691 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Backyard Paradise! This Home Has A Beautiful Backyard Oasis Featuring A Built-in Kitchen And Seating Area That Overlooks A Gorgeous Pool. Inside Is Light And Bright With Formal Areas, Large Family Room With High Ceilings, And Lots Of Windows. Bea...

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10941 Pattison Drive, Frisco, TX - $599,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 6 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 4,085 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Gorgeous East Facing 6 Bed 4 Bath 2 Story Less Than An Year Old Home Located In Arbors At Willow Bay Community Sought After Frisco Isd. Open Floor Plan With Hardwood Floors Downstairs Throughout Entry, Living Areas, Hallways, Study And Dining. Hig...

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1702 Mustang Trail, Frisco, TX - $525,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 3,219 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Awesome Home In The Trails, West Frisco Offers Beautiful Pool-spa And Water Features. Hand-scraped Hardwoods, Beautiful Upgrades, Custom Lighting, Open Floor Plan That Shows Like A Model. Master Bedroom And Guest Suite With Additional Bath Down...

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12127 Settlers Knoll Trail, Frisco, TX - $499,900

Residential, Single Family
  • 5 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 5,095 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Spectacular 5 Bedroom 4 Full Bath 2 Story Home In An Excellent Frisco Location. This Home Boasts Almost 5100 Square Feet And Has Just Been Freshly Painted Inside And Out. A Grand Staircase Greets You As You Enter The Home Along With Hardwood Floor...

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1641 Bowie Lane, Frisco, TX - $595,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3.1 Baths
  • 4,513 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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This Home Has It All!located On Quiet Cul De Sac Street In The Exclusive Trails Of West Frisco.gorgeous Backyard Retreat W 33000gal Diving Pool,grotto+oversized Spa.outdoor Kitchen.hardwood Floors,brand New Paint+carpet,updated Kitchen W Ss Applia...

Photo of Listing #13845060

6569 Ryeworth Drive, Frisco, TX - $447,900

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 3,121 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Beautiful 1.5 Story Highland Built Home Has It All! Great Location In The Prestigious Cliffs Section Of Hunters Creek & Two Doors Down From The Splash Park Pool, Close To Hike & Bike Trails, Walking Distance To K-12 Highly Acclaimed Frisco Isd Sch...

Photo of Listing #13848526

11367 Gatesville Drive, Frisco, TX - $389,900

Residential, Single Family
  • 6 Beds
  • 3.1 Baths
  • 3,451 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Elegant Family Home With Tons Of Space And 6 Large Bdrms! The 6th Downstairs Bdrm Could Be Used As A Study, Craft Room Or Nursery. Walk In Closets. Mstr Suite Has Granite Countertops In Bathrm And Jacuzzi Tub With Dual Sinks. Kitchen Open To Famil...

Photo of Listing #13847521

12178 Antler Drive, Frisco, TX - $459,900

Residential, Single Family
  • 5 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 3,260 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Built By Highland Homes, This Nearly New Home Shows Like A Model! Loaded With $17k+ In Upgrades Throughout With Designer Finishes. Lightly Hand Scraped, Nail Down Hardwood Floors Generously Found Throughout Most Of Downstairs Along With Upgraded C...

Photo of Listing #13851087

12678 Loxley Drive, Frisco, TX - $550,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3.1 Baths
  • 3,904 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Mother-in-law Suite With Kitchen! Custom Darling Home With All 4 Bedrooms Downstairs Plus The Mil Suite With Bedroom, Bathroom, Study, Living Room, Kitchen And Separate Hvac Unit. The Main Part Of The Home Has A Beautiful Kitchen With Ss Appliance...

Photo of Listing #13849827

12016 Paducah Drive, Frisco, TX - $375,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 2.1 Baths
  • 2,474 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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This Immaculate Four Bedroom 2.5 Bath House Is Located On 16th Hole At Plantation Golf Course. A Must See Sparkling Swimming Pool And Spa Create A Backyard Oasis. The Master Bedroom Is Located Downstairs With A Recently Updated Bathroom. The M...

Photo of Listing #13851066

12689 Exeter Drive, Frisco, TX - $415,979

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,904 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Stunning Home In The Knolls Of Frisco With Frisco Isd! This Home Features A Large Corner Lot, Lush Landscaping And Great Curb Appeal! Study With French Doors, Spacious Dining Room With Vaulted Ceilings, And Wood Floors Throughout The Main Living A...

Photo of Listing #13851293

12421 Herrington Drive, Frisco, TX - $398,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 2.1 Baths
  • 2,358 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Stunning 4 Beds, 2.5 Baths, Updated One Story Located A Half A Mile West Of The Dallas North Tollway In The Coveted Cobb Farm Neighborhood! This Beautiful Home Features A Formal Office, Formal Dining Room, Large Open Kitchen, Family Friendly Floo...

Photo of Listing #13848068

8124 Peacock Lane, Frisco, TX - $490,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 5 Beds
  • 4.1 Baths
  • 4,674 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Move-in Ready, Beautifully Maintained Huge 5 Bedroom Home With Master Bedroom Down And 2nd Master Suite Up With Private Living Area In Frisco Isd! Living Room With Valuted Ceiling With Tons Of Natural Light. Master Bedroom And Bath With Dual Sinks...

Photo of Listing #13849898

5213 Evening Sun Drive, Frisco, TX - $450,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3.1 Baths
  • 3,052 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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You Will Not Find A House Like This In Frisco!! This Outstanding Home Is Loaded From Top To Bottom!! Sitting On A Huge Corner Lot, A Pool And Spa With Yard Space In Back. An Amazing Kitchen That Is Complete With A Level 4 Granite Waterfall Island,...

Photo of Listing #13847708

14920 Ireland Lane, Frisco, TX - $575,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 5 Beds
  • 5.1 Baths
  • 4,207 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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A Dramatic Curb Appeal With Lovely Courtyard Welcomes You To This Stunning Highland Home Former Model Floor Plan. Upon Entry Notice The Soaring 20 Ft Ceilings, Gorgeous Hand Scraped Hardwood Floors And Elegant Dining Room. Chef's Kitchen Is Open T...


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Listing information last updated on May 26th, 2018 at 2:45am CDT.