WHY have folks from near and far flocked to Frisco over the years? Below are just a few benefits of living here!
Amenities: Frisco has so many things to see and do!
– 1,600 acres of park land and 90 miles of hike & bike trails
– Sports City USA: 5 professional sports teams
– Future home of the PGA of America‘s headquarters
– Shopping, dining and museums
Cost of living: The City’s tax rate of $0.4466 represents one of the lowest property tax rates among Texas cities with a population of 50,000+.
Economy: With a median household income of $116,884 and a pre-COVID unemployment rate of 3.6%, job growth has remained steady. WalletHub ranked Frisco as No. 1 in job growth among U.S. mid-sized cities in October 2019. Key factors included the increase in number of businesses and startups, and growth in number of technology companies.
Health & Safety: The Frisco Police Department and Frisco Fire Department are both nationally accredited. Frisco Dispatch is 1 of 100 accredited communication divisions in the U.S. The city’s “Closest To” dispatch methodology is designed to reduce first responder response times by as much as 30%. Frisco Fire holds an ISO #1 rating, the highest insurance rating, for fire protection, water and dispatch services. The city’s custom and internationally award-winning SAFER initiative provides real-time data and video for first responders during emergency response to FISD schools.
Housing & Green Living: Frisco has a variety of types of housing for all stages of life. The average assessed home value is $438,104. Frisco also has a focus on sustainability in building. We are the first city in the U.S. to mandate Energy Star standards for new homes, starting in 2001.
We are also water wise and recycling smart! The city has accomplished a 46% reduction in water consumption since 2000, performed more than 31,600 free irrigation system checkups since 2006, and recycled 23,300+ tons in 2018.
Education: Frisco is home to a highly educated workforce. More than 63% of adults 25 and older hold a Bachelor’s Degree or higher level of education. Many professionals seek out Frisco to live because of the highly-rated public school education provided by Frisco Independent School District (FISD) to raise the next generation of skilled professionals. Private, public and charter school education are all available in Frisco.