Why are People Flocking to Frisco, Texas?
Frisco, Texas, is one of the fastest-growing cities in the US. We talked to locals and newly minted Texans to find out why so many people are flocking there.Why are People Flocking to Frisco, Texas?
Photographer Vanessa Corral remembers reading an article about North Texas being the ultimate place to raise a family back in 2013. At the time, she, her husband, and their two young daughters were living outside of Sacramento, California.
The idea of a family-first community piqued her interest, so they took a field trip to check it out. Corral was immediately taken aback by the classic, all-American feel to Texas. While she initially envisioned Frisco to be too small a town, she found it to be a growing city with “beautiful homes and communities.
She also appreciated how polished everything looked: “Even the 7-Elevens are brick.”
Her husband, an engineer at Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), managed to secure an internal transfer, and three years after their initial scouting trip, they made the move to Frisco, Texas. The Corrals are now approaching five happy years in Frisco — and they’re just one example of thrilled, newly minted Texans.
Why are People Flocking to Frisco, Texas? Business Insider’s Andy Kiersz and Madison Hoff previously reported that it seems like everyone is moving to Texas. From 2010 to 2018, the state’s population swelled by 3.4 million. Today, there are nearly 29 million residents in the Lone Star State. And topping the list of Texas cities welcoming new residents is Frisco: A stunning 43.6% of homeowners in the area have lived in the city for less than 10 years.
Frisco, where it’s sunny 230 days out of the year, is just 30 miles north of Dallas. It was a 6,000-person farm town as recently as 1990. Today, it’s one of the fastest-growing cities in the US with a population of roughly 200,000. And Frisco isn’t just a suburb — it’s a beloved city unto itself. Some data-backed lists have crowned it one of the best places to live in the country.
As Corral put it, when you’re in Frisco, “There’s no reason to go to Dallas.”
Business Insider talked to nearly a dozen locals to find out why so many people are flocking to the area. We found that locals love Frisco because it’s the perfect backdrop to raise a family. The city’s residents tout its down-home Texas roots, rapid economic growth, and solid school system as reasons interest in the area has grown recently.