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Old 06-13-2016, 11:01 AM
 
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Frisco is nice if you have enough money to buy a home with a decent sized lot, or you have kids, there's tons of things for families to do. It does tend to have a "vibe" to it that is less pleasing than McKinney or Plano. It's hard to put it into words, McKinney has a more homey feel to it with its topography and downtown area, Plano feels less commercial even though they still have everything you could want. Frisco kinda feels more superficial in comparison, I guess.

 
Old 06-13-2016, 11:24 AM
 
Location: Georgia native in McKinney, TX
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Frisco is nice if you have enough money to buy a home with a decent sized lot, or you have kids, there's tons of things for families to do. It does tend to have a "vibe" to it that is less pleasing than McKinney or Plano. It's hard to put it into words, McKinney has a more homey feel to it with its topography and downtown area, Plano feels less commercial even though they still have everything you could want. Frisco kinda feels more superficial in comparison, I guess.
Being that the three are all very similar, it is like describing different shades of green or blue... but in my 13 years of living in the area, pretty spot on with the detailed differences.
 
Old 06-13-2016, 02:33 PM
 
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Not everyone has school age children, or wants to live where everyone else has school age children. Areas with good schools and large amounts of reasonably new and reasonably priced housing tend to a monoculture in which people who are not involved in that lifestyle will feel excluded and/or looked-down-upon. I have experienced this and am not interested in signing up for it again. It would take a great deal to get me to live in a city like Frisco, West Plano, Flower Mound, etc.
 
Old 06-13-2016, 04:39 PM
 
Location: Georgia native in McKinney, TX
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Not everyone has school age children, or wants to live where everyone else has school age children. Areas with good schools and large amounts of reasonably new and reasonably priced housing tend to a monoculture in which people who are not involved in that lifestyle will feel excluded and/or looked-down-upon. I have experienced this and am not interested in signing up for it again. It would take a great deal to get me to live in a city like Frisco, West Plano, Flower Mound, etc.
An area without school age children would seem to me to be much more of a monoculture than areas with. Either a retirement community or a bunch of singles. Just my thought...
 
Old 06-13-2016, 04:43 PM
 
Location: Texas
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I live in Plano, do not have any interest in living in Frisco, and have never heard anyone hate on Frisco.

Seems like a great family place. Just too far north for my liking (I live in southwest Plano). The traffic is now bad enough that it makes a difference.

But no hate. Everyone I know who lives in Frisco loves Frisco.
 
Old 06-13-2016, 05:45 PM
 
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My dislike goes for more than just Frisco its all of DFW seeing them paving what used to be country like now since I live in Lewisville it feels I am in the middle of the city now since it's getting so built up to the west it's just a urban swath from Justin in southwest Denton County all the way to Lake Lavon in Southeast Collin County.
 
Old 06-13-2016, 06:14 PM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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Not everyone has school age children, or wants to live where everyone else has school age children. Areas with good schools and large amounts of reasonably new and reasonably priced housing tend to a monoculture in which people who are not involved in that lifestyle will feel excluded and/or looked-down-upon. I have experienced this and am not interested in signing up for it again. It would take a great deal to get me to live in a city like Frisco, West Plano, Flower Mound, etc.
Come to East Dallas!
 
Old 06-13-2016, 08:01 PM
 
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An area without school age children would seem to me to be much more of a monoculture than areas with. Either a retirement community or a bunch of singles. Just my thought...
That wasn't what I meant. When the entire culture of the neighborhood is about children, those without are unwelcome. When there is diversity (I mean people of different backgrounds, interests, and stages in life - including families with children as well as all the other variants), then most people can find a niche.
 
Old 06-13-2016, 08:44 PM
 
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McKinney is geographically far flung. If you live near the tollway or further west, the Square is far away place you might visit on a weekend, just like people who live 25 miles away or more. People in my area wind up going to Frisco if they want to do anything outside the house.
 
Old 06-13-2016, 08:45 PM
 
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Strictly speaking, the people who are most in debt on an absolute basis are those in Preston Hollow and Park Cities, as their properties are the most expensive.

I assume this your personal opinion and not based on anything you can post here as proof.

I personally know several people who live in Preston Hollow who outright own their homes (paid in full or paid off) and have little to no debt and have 6 figure incomes. What debt they carry is easy for them to pay off if they wanted to (car payments / leases) and while their property taxes are high they are justified by the property values of their homes.
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