FRISCO QUALITY OF LIFE / TRANSPORTATION

By
Real Estate Agent with Ebby Halliday Realtors
QUALITY OF LIFE
undefined

Frisco, Texas is a thriving community because of its location, diversity and quality of life. Frisco enjoys more than 250 days of sunshine each year and is in one of the country's more diversified entertainment centers. Recreational opportunities abound, from some of the finest golf courses, to multi-plex movie theaters and a variety of live entertainment.

Frisco has over 270-acres of developed park land in twenty-one park sites throughout the community that provide a variety of activities for the entire family. Soccer fields; baseball diamonds; basketball, tennis and volleyball courts; and playground equipment are available at several parks. Warren Sports complex also offers an eight acre lake recently restocked with black bass and channel catfish. The city has an additional 550-acres of park land to be developed.

Enjoy three professional sports teams: the Frisco RoughRiders - professional baseball, FC Dallas - professional soccer and the Texas Tornado - amateur hockey. Frisco also offers some of the best shopping in Texas with Frisco malls like Stonebriar Centre and IKEA. The City of Frisco is home to Pizza Hut Park, the first large scale soccer facility of its type in the United States.

Swimming is available at neighborhood pools in many communities, the municipal pool located at Youth Center Park and indoors at the natatorium located on the Preston Ridge Campus in Alumni Hall.

Hike and bike trails are located in Oakbrook Park, Shawnee Trail, Preston Lakes Linear Park, Starwood Development Trail, and Warren Sports Complex.

Frisco is fortunate to be home to the Frisco Community Theater. This local theatrical troupe presents drama, comedy, children's theater, and musicals of well-known favorites and original productions. Frisco Community Theater is open to all that wish to perform, participate, or simply be entertained.

Frisco is also famous for the largest private collection of contemporary outdoor sculpture in the country with works of art (all owned by Craig Hall) by James Surls, Frances Bagley and Isaac Smith. Our Region is proud to have many outstanding venues to choose from including 23 museums, 56 galleries, 22 theatrical centers, four orchestral organizations, four ballet groups and two opera associations that provide over 100 live performances nightly.

FRISCO ECONOMIC
DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION
PO BOX 1507
6801 Gaylord Parkway
Suite 400
Frisco, Texas  75034-1507
Phone 972.292.5150
Fax 972.292.5166
TRANSPORTATION

Traffic Counts

The Transportation Division periodically records traffic volumes on all roads within the City of Frisco. The most recent traffic counts can be viewed online by visiting the City Maps page. More detailed information, including turning counts at many intersections, may be obtained by contacting the Transportation Division at (972) 292-5400.

Transportation...

Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport and Dallas Love Field are approximately 25 miles from Frisco. Burlington Northern/Santa Fe Railroad and four motor freight lines serve the city.

Via the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) travelers are just a few short hours away from any major business center in the United States. DFW is ranked third in the world for total flight operations and averages nearly 2,300 flights each day. DFW serves 153 cities worldwide, including a total of 116 nonstop domestic destinations and 37 international nonstop and direct destinations.

Ground Transportation ...

Frisco is conveniently accessible by numerous state and federal highways including state Highway 289 (Preston Road), State Highway 121, Dallas North Tollway, and US Highway 380. US 75 is only 15 minutes to the east of Frisco via State Highway 121. US380 forms the city's north boundary and is a national truck route connecting I30 and I20 in Greenville to I35 in Denton.

Preston Road has been the center of economic growth and opportunity in the Dallas region for decades. This "Golden Corridor" bisects Frisco and links the community to Plano and Dallas. The reputation of Preston Road as being the prime Metroplex retail location is noticeably present from Dallas to Frisco.

The Dallas North Tollway (DNT) development corridor, recently dubbed the "Platinum Corridor", now extends through Frisco to US380 with a four-lane service road from Warren Parkway to Main Street in Frisco and a two-lane service road from Main Street to US380. The main lanes of DNT are now open from Legacy Drive in Plano to Gaylord Parkway in Frisco. 

Frisco Transportation...

The Engineering Services Department manages the design and construction of roadways, water and sewer lines, storm water, drainage facilities, traffic signals and other public infrastructure. The department also coordinates with other agencies on the design, construction, and maintenance of other infrastructure improvements. Construction of new city facilities is also administered by this department.

Information on current city roadway, traffic signal and city facility projects can be obtained from our monthly report. You can also get information on current road closures by clicking here.

The following agencies are responsible for different areas of construction:

The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) is responsible for the design, construction, and maintenance of federal and state highways. Within the City of Frisco, this includes US 380, SH 121, SH 289/Preston Road, FM 423, FM 2478/Custer Road (Main St. to US 380), FM 2934/Eldorado (FM 423 - Dallas Parkway), and FM 3537/Main Street (Preston Road to Custer Road).

The North Texas tollways Authority (NTTA) is responsible for the design, construction, and maintenance of tollways in North Texas, which includes the Dallas North Tollway. To view the Dallas North Tollway Phase 3 Map, click here.

The North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG) coordinates among the various local governments and other agencies in North Texas to prioritize and allocate federal funds to projects that benefit the region.

The North Texas Municipal Water District (NTMWD) is responsible for the design, construction, and maintenance of water treatment plants, major water transmission lines, and wastewater treatment plants, serving a variety of communities north and east of Dallas. Distribution and collection lines within each city are the responsibility of that city.

Collin County and Denton County are responsible for the design, construction, and maintenance of roadways in unincorporated areas. They coordinate with TxDOT, NTTA, NCTCOG, and local municipalities to design, construct, and fund roadways that benefit the County.

Private developers design and construct infrastructure improvements to city standards to serve their developments.

Back to top

 

Copyright 2008. Frisco Economic Development Corportation   Back to top

Copyright 2008. Frisco Economic Development Corportation   ~  website

Comments (0)