Frisco is a city located in Collin County and Denton County, Texas. It is a northern suburb of Dallas, Texas. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 33,714, while estimates for its 2004 population are over 70,000.
According to the census, Frisco has been one of the fastest growing cities in the United States in the late 1990s and early 2000s. This is due to the fact that Frisco is currently at the edge of the development in the fast growing suburbs north of Dallas. With the amount of land available within the city limits, Frisco will likely reach an ultimate population of over 250,000, similar to its neighbor to the south, Plano, Texas. Like other Dallas suburbs, Frisco is accumulating a tremendous number of retail properties, including Stonebriar Centre, a 165-store regional mall. In addition, the Dallas area is home to a large number of corporate headquarters. Just south of the Frisco city limit, several major corporations are headquartered in Plano, including Frito Lay, JC Penney, and the Ross Perot-founded EDS. Frisco has notoriously strict codes for property development.
The Texas League minor league baseball team Frisco RoughRiders is based in Frisco. The Dallas Stars National Hockey League team practices in Frisco. F.C. Dallas (formerly the Dallas Burn), a Major League Soccer team who currently plays at Dallas' Cotton Bowl, plans to move to Frisco in 2005.
A campus of the Collin County Community College District opened on Wade Boulevard in Frisco in August of 1995.
Web Sites and Links
EverythingFriscoOnline community forum and message board for Frisco, Texas.
Frisco Association for the ArtsNon-profit organization formed to preserve, support, and develop the arts and cultural resources. Includes a calendar of events, donation and membership information, and a directory of members.
Frisco Community TheatreShow schedule, audition information, and newsletters.
Frisco Convention and Visitors BureauPromotes and markets Frisco as a year-round destination for guests, tourists, conventions, meetings, trade shows and the leisure travel industry.
Frisco Economic Development CorporationCity of Frisco, Texas' Economic Development Corporation's Official Website.
Frisco Style MagazineBi-monthly publication concerning entertainment and the area.
Frisco, Tx. Chamber of CommerceOffers an events calendar, newsletter, community and contact information.
Friscotx.comThe cyberspace community of Frisco, Texas
Handbook of Texas Online: Frisco, TXCommunity history and information.