2013 Best Small Towns in America
Contest ends: September 3, 2013
1 Votes - "Friendliest"
A rapidly growing suburb of Dallas, Frisco has everything—tons of locally owned restaurants and shops, a wide array of spas, sports and art alike. For local flavor try the largest hamburger on earth, El Jefe, at Kenny’s Burger Joint, a breakfast burrito at Rudy’s Country Store, a filet at Randy’s Steak House or a margarita at La Hacienda Ranch.
For a taste of local culture, visit the Heritage Museum featuring the town’s history and traditions and a living village; the Frisco Discovery Center with traveling exhibits, art galleries and live theatre; the Texas Sculpture Garden’s 40 pieces on display in Hall Office Park; and more than 100 other sculptures displayed around town.
Frisco is home to four professional athletic teams for year-round sport enthusiasm. See FC Dallas Major League Soccer, plus the Frisco RoughRiders Major League Baseball and both the Dallas Stars and Texas Tornado hockey teams at Dr. Pepper Arena, where concerts, events and shows provide endless entertainment. Join in on the action rock climbing at Canyons of Frisco, go-kart racing at Pole Position Raceway, or engaging in a variety of games at Main Event or GattiTown.
Last, stop by Frisco Fire Safety Town, a groundbreaking facility teaching children about safety through a miniature town of their own. It’s just one of the ways Frisco is purposefully planning for the future as it continues to grow. Find out why so many people are moving here in these reviews!
- Frisco, WOW! How do you describe it? It has a bit of everything. The beautiful historic downtown has such an old town and small town feeling, while the large city (more than 100,000) has every shopping and dining opportunity that you can ever imagine. In Frisco, you can find everything you would ever need or want!
- on May 3, 2012
Frisco, TX has something for practically everyone... shopping, dining, sports venues for spectators and athletes alike. Whether it's our Fire Department's Safety Town or our Sci-Tech Discovery Center, students of all ages learn hands-on about the dangers of weather, fire, street smarts and a variety of cool science programs like Grossology.
The Heritage Museum in downtown Frisco is a great way to step into the past and discover just how far Frisco has come in 100+ years.
Our community parks offer everything from beautifully maintained soccer and ball fields to a disc golf course to a dedicated park for pooches. Frisco Commons Park is our passive park nestled in the heart of Frisco, offering fishing, an interpretative trail, and "Friendship Park" a wooden structured playground built by the people of Frisco for the people of Frisco.
Ultimately, we love that people come to Frisco to play, but we want to make sure people feel welcome enough that they want to grow here as well. Our Chamber of Commerce and our Economic Development Corporation are great partners for businesses from mom and pop start-ups to Fortune 500 corporations. And our partner school districts are award-winning, offering excellent education opportunities. That sense of partnership is also strong between the community and the colleges who call Frisco home.
This month I celebrate 17 years in Frisco and I am proud to call it my adopted hometown! I'm confident you will too.
- on May 3, 2012
After 13 amazing years here, we’ve learned there is much to love about Frisco!
Putting down roots in Frisco means having your choice of many wonderful neighborhoods that are both unique and diverse, along with a step-up in square footage and build-quality for many families!
You also have your choice among several quality public and private education venues, with parts of Frisco extending into the Lewisville, Little Elm and Prosper independent school districts. The Frisco ISD is home to six top-notch high schools with two more scheduled to open soon.
Check out Stonebriar Centre, a 165-store regional mall, and IKEA, a furniture store with 310,000 square feet of retail space. Your choice of name-brand retail establishments and restaurant chains are all within an easy drive.
Frisco Square is a mixed-use development with about 250 residential units, seven restaurants, and about 40,000 square feet of commercial office space.
Frisco offers many lifestyle options with both mega-churches and small community churches calling the faithful to their doors.
Frisco has come a long way from its origins as a watering hole for the St. Louis-San Francisco Railway to a city of over 120,000 inhabitants, without losing its sense of community.
- on May 2, 2012
- Frisco is a great family-friendly place to live!
- on May 1, 2012
- So happy to have moved here! We love the schools and the fact that Frisco has so much to offer everyone in our family.
- on April 30, 2012