Situated less than 30 miles north of Dallas and 25 miles from Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, Frisco is an ideal Texas suburb for any new or growing family. The city is just over 100 years old, as it was first formed in 1902 and then incorporated in 1908. Today, Frisco is known for its emphasis on outdoor activities and facilities, with its 100,000 residents enjoying 43 parks and a combined 1,400 acres of parkland. Frisco parks feature trails, splash parks and batting cages, and the city once won the Texas Parks and Recreation Society Gold Medal Award for Excellence in Parks and Recreation Management.
Frisco also offers residents the opportunity to watch professional sports leagues. In addition to the traditional teams in Dallas, Frisco is home to soccer's FC Dallas and the Texas Tornado, a Junior A-level team in the North American Hockey League. The city also owns three golf courses: The Trails of Frisco, the Tom Fazio Course at The Westin Stonebriar and Plantation Golf Club. For indoor recreational ventures, try Main Event, a 65,000-square-foot facility with 12 pool tables, party rooms, shuffleboard, blackjack, Texas Hold 'Em games, bowling, laser tag and mini golf.
For those who prefer art to sports, Frisco has several sites to enjoy, including the Hall International Art Collection and the Texas Sculpture Garden and International Art. The city also hosts several heavily-attended annual events, including the Frisco Arts Festival, the LoneStar Storytelling Festival and Frisco Fusion, the summer kick-off festival.