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Old 02-22-2011, 05:56 AM
 
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My husband's employment is relocating our family from Ottawa, Canada to Dallas, Texas and we will be going to Dallas to purchase a home shortly. We're looking for homes in Frisco, can anyone tell me if that is a safe, kid friendly neighborhood? We have 3 children ages 15, 12 and 10.

Thank you.
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Old 02-22-2011, 06:36 AM
 
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My husband's employment is relocating our family from Ottawa, Canada to Dallas, Texas and we will be going to Dallas to purchase a home shortly. We're looking for homes in Frisco, can anyone tell me if that is a safe, kid friendly neighborhood? We have 3 children ages 15, 12 and 10.

Thank you.
Welcome to the area.

Do you mind letting us know roughly where you husband will be working?

If you decide on Frisco you will like the town. Traffic is very bad but that situation will be improved shortly. The town is safe generally and some of Frisco's neighborhoods are very nice.

Frisco's Stonebriar mall has a sheet of ice - so if anyone plays hockey or figure skates you'll be set.


ETA - lots of Canadians live in the metroplex.
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Old 02-22-2011, 10:13 AM
 
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I thought Frisco was a suburb of Ottowa.
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Old 02-22-2011, 10:16 AM
 
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I thought Frisco was a suburb of Ottowa.
(insert smilie here)

And yes, of course it's safe.
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Old 02-22-2011, 12:40 PM
 
Location: Simmering in DFW
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It is safe from crime for the most part, not necessarily from being overbuilt and therefore not safe from the woos of resale......
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Old 02-22-2011, 12:42 PM
 
Location: The Big D
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It is safe from crime for the most part, not necessarily from being overbuilt and therefore not safe from the woos of resale......
Or foreclosure.......... there is a reason that goofy nickname Frisclosure kind of just sticks.
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Old 02-23-2011, 06:16 AM
 
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My husband will be working from home so traffic is not an issue for us
I've been reading alot of valuable information on this forum and from what I can gather, the areas of Plano, Frisco and McKinney seem to be family oriented areas and affordable housing.
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Old 02-23-2011, 08:01 AM
 
Location: Texas
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I thought Frisco was a suburb of Ottowa.

I've met almost as many Canadian's in Frisco, as when I was in Vancouver for 3 months! Damn ice rink!
Seriuosly, Frisco is a great place. Very safe. Most of the crime in Frisco is property crime/crime of opportunity e.g. leaving your purse sitting on passenger seat of car while your inside a store or your home overnight and your car is not in the garage.

There was recently a murder in Frisco. But it was between two men who knew each other and had a falling out. First one in almost 1.5 years. Not bad for a city of over 100,000. Most of which have moved there in the last 3 years.
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Old 02-23-2011, 09:06 AM
 
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it is possible to Google for crime maps tied to police statistics so you can see if some areas are more prone to certain crimes like burglary (which is often because of easy access/egress to fast traffic arteries) vs ID theft which could involve mailbox theft or individuals known to the victim...
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Old 02-23-2011, 09:08 AM
 
Location: Willowbend/Houston
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I work with a guy who is from Vancouver who lives in Frisco. There are a pretty good number of Canadians there. It is very safe.
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