You would not believe that a mere 10 years ago Frisco was farmland. Now, it is a bustling microcosm of its own and simply exploding with growth. Even the Dallas Cowboys are moving their training facilities to Frisco, joining a host of sports activity already in play. The Dr. Pepper Ballpark featuring the Frisco RoughRiders baseball team and Toyota Stadium with soccer stars FC Dallas are just two of many examples. And shopping? It is plentiful, including Stonebriar Centre Mall and the region’s Ikea and Nebraska Furniture Mart. Families thrive with activities such as the Frisco Athletic Center with new indoor water park, Frisco Commons with the town’s largest playground system and Frisco Discovery Center for science.
Frisco also built Frisco Square, a mixed-use development that will become the new downtown. Frisco Square has about 250 rental residential units, seven restaurants, about 40,000 square feet (3,700 m2) of commercial office space and a few personal service locations. The major development in the project is the new City Hall and main library and a public commons. A Cinemark theater opened in December 2010. In 2012, a hospital, Forest Park Medical Center, was built north of the theater.
Something new and exciting opens almost daily, which means we’re just seeing the beginning of all Frisco is to become.