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Frisco Travel Guide: 70 reviews and 236 photos

Frisco was originally a retail and shipping point for farmers, and had a number of cotton gins and grain elevators. It still has some near the downtown area and the first time my daughter and SIL drove towards town, they did not believe that the area near the railroad tracks (which was the first place they came to) was an appropriate place to live because it looked so seedy and industrial.

Frisco was originally named Emerson, after Francis Emerson, who owned the farm where the townsite was located. Emerson, who was a banker, had promised to place a national bank in the town if it was named after him, but the bank was never established.

Because the name Emerson resembled that of Emberson in Lamar County the name was changed in 1902 when the post office was established . So the town was named Frisco City after the St. Louis, San Francisco and Texas Railway Company, known as the Frisco system. Later the name was shortened to Frisco. Let that be a lesson to all you bankers. If you promise a bank, be sure you follow through.

Frisco was incorporated during the first decade of the twentieth century and augmented by an influx of residents of nearby Erudia and Lebanon, who wanted to take advantage of the railroad line. It was the home of a Farmers Co-operative Gin Association. By 1914 the population was estimated at 1,000.

In the 1970s, the population increased rapidly, from 1,845 in 1970 to 3,499 in 1980. The increase was a result of the growth of Dallas and Plano, advancements in production of dairy products, small grains, and cotton, and new aeronautical production plants in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

Although still a retail point for farmers, Frisco gradually became a suburb of Dallas. In 1990 the population was 6,141, and the community had spread into Denton County. The current total population is in excess of 33,714.

Now, Frisco is mostly a bedroom community 12 miles north of Dallas in central Collin County. My daughter who lives there says that you can live, shop and eat there, but there are not many tourist attractions.

There are many community homeowners associations in Frisco, one of which my daughter and SIL belong to. These include

Area 1
1 Coventry Oaks
2 Crestview
3 Eldorado Fairways
4 Golden Gate Village
5 Gray Hawk
6 Griffin Parc
7 Heather Ridge
8 Kings Garden
9 Meadow Hill Estates
10 Meadowcreek
11 Northridge
12 Parkview Townhomes
13 Preston Estates
14 Preston Highlands
15 Preston Manor
16 Preston Trace Estates
17 Ranch Estates
18 The Fairways
19 The Trails of Frisco

Area 2
1 Custer Creek Farms
2 Frisco Heights
3 Panther Creek Estates
4 Red Bud Estates
5 Russwood Acres
6 Stonelake Estates
7 Stonelake Estates West
8 Villages at Panther Creek

Area 3

1 Chapel Creek
2 Creekside at Stonebriar
3 Estates on Legacy Drive
4 Frisco Square
5 Heritage Green
6 Heritage Lakes
7 Heritage Village
8 Hickory Springs
9 Hickory Street Village
10 Cheyenne Crossing
11 Lakes on Legacy
12 Lone Star Ranch
13 Oakbrook Park

14 Starwood
15 Sterling Ranch
16 Stewart Creek Estates
17 Stonebriar Country Club
18 Stonebriar Country Club Estates
19 Stonebriar Creek Estates
20 Stonebriar Park
21 Stonebrook Addition
22 Stonebrook Estates
23 Stonebrook
24 The Enclave at Stonebriar Creek
25 Villages of Stonebriar Park
26 Waterford Falls
27 Westfalls Village
28 Willow Pond
29 Windsor Place
30 Woodstream Hills

Area 4
1 Autumn Park
2 Creeks on Coit
3 Fairfield Estates
4 Hillcrest Estates
5 Hillcrest Estates I
6 Hillcrest Estates II
7 Hillcrest Highlands
8 Hillcrest Lebanon (Hillcrest Meadows,Cecile Place, Smith Estates)
9 Hunters Creek
10 Kings Ridge
11 Lakes on Preston Vineyards
12 Meadows of Preston
13 Parkside Estates
14 Plantation Estates
15 Plantation Resort
16 Plantation Resort #1
17 Plantation Resort #2
18 Plantation Springs
19 Prestmont
20 Preston Gables
21 Preston Glen
22 Preston Lakes (Lakes of Hillcrest)
23 Preston Oaks
24 Preston Ridge
25 Preston Vineyards
26 Preston Vineyards North
27 Preston Vineyards Phase IV
28 Shepherds Hill Addition =
29 Tuscany Meadows
30 Turnbridge Manor
31 Villages of Hillcrest

  • Last visit to Frisco: May 2004
  • Intro Updated Apr 7, 2011
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  • Jan 4, 2008 at 9:31 AM

    Hi grandmaR: I admire how adventurous you are! Saw where your daughter lives in Frisco. Us to since 1979. We are "oldtime" Frisco folks! Daughter lived here long? I am retiring soon and need to get over my anxiety about traveling! CCLady


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