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Old 05-19-2009, 11:26 AM
 
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Ironically, I saw this article as I was thinking where would be the best long term area (15-20 years) for me to buy a home and raise a family. Thought it might make for an interesting discussion.

Frisco evolving into destination city - Dallas Business Journal:


So. Dallas, Frisco, Allen, Plano, Mckinney...where would you chose to hunker down?
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Old 05-19-2009, 11:31 AM
 
Location: The Big D
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Of those cities on your list the only one I'd pick would be Dallas. Seriously.

We only go to Frisco for special events like a RoughRiders game. Much easier than going out to Arlington for the Rangers. Or a concert at Pizza Hut Park (KENNY!!! WOO-HOO ). Other than that it holds zilch interest for me or my family to want to live there.
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Old 05-19-2009, 11:46 AM
 
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"destination city" - well I don't know if you would classify it as a city but it's definitely a trip to go out that far...
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Old 05-19-2009, 11:53 AM
 
Location: North Texas
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Dang everyone is migrating to Frisco...I like right where I am at!
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Old 05-19-2009, 01:05 PM
 
Location: Dallas
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Frisco a destination city? Maybe they were referring to San Francisco
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Old 05-19-2009, 01:14 PM
 
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Well as you know I have stated (not that tongue-in-cheek) that I would rather go to IKEA by my sister's house in CA than drive out to Frisco to shop...
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Old 05-19-2009, 01:36 PM
 
Location: 78747
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1.24 billion USD in visitor spending?

WOW! There are a lot of apartments filled with sh**ty IKEA furniture in Dallas right now.
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Old 05-19-2009, 03:54 PM
 
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Since I have gotten older I have come to the conclusion that I want to live inside 635 not outside of it. I can't wait to convince the wife the sterile burbs no longer appeal to me.
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Old 05-19-2009, 03:54 PM
 
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Ironically, I saw this article as I was thinking where would be the best long term area (15-20 years) for me to buy a home and raise a family. Thought it might make for an interesting discussion.

Frisco evolving into destination city - Dallas Business Journal:


So. Dallas, Frisco, Allen, Plano, Mckinney...where would you chose to hunker down?
I'd choose Frisco (where I live now), Plano (But only West Plano), or Dallas (But only the Highland Park Area) to live in.

To me, Frisco is definitely a destination city. We have a ton of events going on everyday (sports, concerts, etc.), a ton of shopping and restaurants, everything is brand new basically (which is a good thing in my mind), a ton of really nice neighborhoods, we are really close to Dallas(30-35 minutes from downtown Dallas), and it is a very family-oriented area.
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Old 05-19-2009, 04:00 PM
 
Location: Aurora, CO
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I'd choose Frisco (where I live now), Plano (But only West Plano), or Dallas (But only the Highland Park Area) to live in.

To me, Frisco is definitely a destination city. We have a ton of events going on everyday (sports, concerts, etc.), a ton of shopping and restaurants, everything is brand new basically (which is a good thing in my mind), a ton of really nice neighborhoods, we are really close to Dallas(30-35 minutes from downtown Dallas), and it is a very family-oriented area.
It's all cyclical. While Frisco may be "new" now, in 10-20 years it'll be "old" and suburban sprawl will have moved on to overtake Prosper, Aubrey, Celina, and Van Alstyne with its sights set on Sanger, Pilot Point, and Sherman.
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