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Old 06-27-2010, 09:53 PM
 
Location: Georgia native in McKinney, TX
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The 2009 population estimates for incorporated cities was released recently by the US Census bureau. For the frist nine years of the decade, of cities in the US over 100,000, the fastest growing city in America? Frisco. The second fastest? McKinney.

Frisco 2000 census: 33,695
Frisco 2009 estimate: 102,412
percentage gain 2000 - 2009: 203.9

McKinney 2000 census: 54,319
McKinney 2009 estimate: 127,671
percentage gain 2000 - 2009: 135.0

http://www.census.gov/popest/cities/SUB-EST2009.html

And for those predicting the imminent demise of Frisco, McKinney and others in numerous threads here in the Dallas forum over the last couple of years, how did these two cities do between July 1, 2008 and July 1, 2009? Percentage wise, Frisco first place, McKinney 3rd place nationally. Again among cities over 100,000.

Frisco 2008 estimate: 96,442
Frisco 2009 estimate: 102,412
percentage gain 2008 - 2009: 6.2


McKinney 2008 estimate: 120,988
McKinney 2009 estimate: 127,671
percentage gain 2008 - 2009: 5.5
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Old 06-28-2010, 08:24 AM
 
Location: Deep in the heart of Texas
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I live in McKinney and I moved here ten years ago when the population was barely 50,000. I can see the influx of families in my church, many from California. They move here because of the proximity to jobs in Richardson and Plano. It is a very desirable town. I would suppose the same thing for Frisco. The houses are more affordable, plenty of shopping, great school districts....well I could go on and on. The next one I see growing would be Prosper.
I work in city government so I have conversations with other city leaders and what's coming to their towns even before it gets out into the public. So I'm happy for McKinney and Frisco's growth.
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Old 06-28-2010, 08:33 AM
 
Location: Forney Texas
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Frisco is dying. Everyone is moving away. It wont exist in 10 years.
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Old 06-28-2010, 05:13 PM
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Location: Michigan
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Frisco is dying. Everyone is moving away. It wont exist in 10 years.
What's happening to Frisco to make it die? I got the impression it is growing and building up. What is causing everyone in 2010 to start moving away from a city that was rapidly growing as recently as 2009? I'm curious.
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Old 06-28-2010, 06:16 PM
 
Location: Willowbend/Houston
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What's happening to Frisco to make it die? I got the impression it is growing and building up. What is causing everyone in 2010 to start moving away from a city that was rapidly growing as recently as 2009? I'm curious.
The winking smiley face probably suggests that he is joking. Frisco is anything but dying.
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Old 07-27-2010, 01:43 PM
 
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Hello all! My wife is a native resident of McKinney and I have lived here since 1979. McKinney is a great place to live and has been for many years. The problem now is too many people have moved here and traffic is a nightmare at times. There is highway construction going on everywhere and traffic snarls all over this town! I think people fall in love with the downtown area and the schools are good. This website says there were no registered sex offenders in McKinney in May of 2009 - WRONG! We have em just like everyone else. I still feel safe here but there are burglaries at homes, etc so we have crime too. Housing is a bargain here compared to California but the summers are especially hot here. We can get a few degrees hotter here than in Dallas and a few degrees colder in the winter than Dallas. When I retire in a few years I will be trying to leave if I can to go to a more affordable place to live. The taxes here are pretty high compared to other areas around here. Hope this helps!
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Old 07-27-2010, 05:04 PM
 
Location: Upper East Side of Texas
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In other news water is wet.

Dallas' northern burbs & ex-urbs are overrated IMO. With waay too many transplants it makes you wonder what ever happened to all of the natives there. Did they move out because they knew what it was becoming?
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Old 07-27-2010, 06:00 PM
 
Location: North Dallas
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In other news water is wet.

Dallas' northern burbs & ex-urbs are overrated IMO. With waay too many transplants it makes you wonder what ever happened to all of the natives there. Did they move out because they knew what it was becoming?
I get annoyed with the entire 'transplant' thing. People move 99% of the time because of JOBS. Something that is required of you once you leave HS/College/Military. I do not know tany family that has ever said, 'hey lets pick up and move away from our entire support system just for the fun of it.' We pick these suburbs and now we contribute to our new communities. Mckinney/the northern burbs have been lovely to my family.
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Old 07-27-2010, 06:10 PM
 
Location: Funky Town, Texas
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I never understood the hype about the northern suburbs myself. Honestly Southern Dallas County and Tarrant County are more attractive in my opinion than the northern suburbs due to the rolling hills and larger quantity of trees.
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Old 07-27-2010, 06:45 PM
 
Location: Upper East Side of Texas
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I never understood the hype about the northern suburbs myself. Honestly Southern Dallas County and Tarrant County are more attractive in my opinion than the northern suburbs due to the rolling hills and larger quantity of trees.
West Plano has rolling hills.
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