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Old 03-01-2020, 12:09 PM
 
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We have been considering moving to Frisco, TX (from Vegas, NV). In 2018, we saw Frisco ranked as no. 1 place to live in US by Money magazine which attracted our attention to it. It was highly ranked by other magazines/sites as well....

But, now I don't find it even in top 50 anywhere ? I am surprised to find out that a town which was top ranked suddenly not even in top 50 !!

Is Frisco, TX a good place to live and buy home ? (or surrounding area such as Allen, McKinney, Prosper etc)

Another place we have been considering was Raleigh, NC area (Cary or Morrisville)... But we were more inclined towards Frisco, TX...



Any thoughts ?
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Old 03-01-2020, 12:38 PM
 
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We were thinking to move to Morrisville being in proximity to RTP. But ended up moving to Prosper. Plus, schools in Morrisville are not that good if you have kids.

Not sure what number Frisco falls into now. It is better than Morrisville IMO.

One thing I'll save in favor of NC is the green scene which you may not find here on that level.
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Old 03-01-2020, 12:39 PM
 
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Frisco, Plano, Allen, McKinney, or Prosper are all great places to live but it’s getting expensive.
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Old 03-01-2020, 12:42 PM
 
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My guess is that the rapidly rising cost of living knocked it off the list last year. But the cost of living is increasing because it’s a business friendly city with great public schools so as long as you have an adequate income, I wouldn’t discount it just because it fell off a Realtor.com sponsored magazine list....
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Old 03-01-2020, 02:11 PM
 
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Those best places to live lists are garbage. You shouldn't be using those when determining the best place for you to live.

There is nothing attractive about Frisco as a place. What I mean by that is that it is a city people move to because they are working in DFW and are looking for a combination of good schools, a reasonable cost of living and new construction. It has no charm or character or unique qualities beyond the value proposition it offers based on cost of living and proximity to jobs. There's nothing wrong with that -- most cities are like that, and those are the factors most families care about.

Make a list of the things you care about. Come up with a short list of places that meet those requirements. Visit those places and see what you like. That's the best process for this kind of decision. For my wife and I (used to live in DFW, now live in Colorado Springs), we love outdoor recreation (hiking, climbing, mountaineering, mountain biking, etc.) and DFW didn't offer that. If we didn't care about that stuff, DFW would have had a lot of perks. Even within DFW, we very much preferred the cities (FW or Dallas) to suburbia, so Frisco would never have been on our list. But that's the thing -- no one else can make this calculation for you, and you certainly shouldn't be relying on a magazine for this stuff.
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Old 03-01-2020, 04:28 PM
 
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We were thinking to move to Morrisville being in proximity to RTP. But ended up moving to Prosper. Plus, schools in Morrisville are not that good if you have kids.

Not sure what number Frisco falls into now. It is better than Morrisville IMO.

One thing I'll save in favor of NC is the green scene which you may not find here on that level.

Ok.. thanks for the response. Schools are definitely a big criteria for us as we have two kids (11 and 9 years). Did not know that schools in Morrisville or Cary in NC are not as good as Frisco or Prosper area !

Thanks for the information.
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Old 03-01-2020, 04:34 PM
 
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Those best places to live lists are garbage. You shouldn't be using those when determining the best place for you to live.

There is nothing attractive about Frisco as a place. What I mean by that is that it is a city people move to because they are working in DFW and are looking for a combination of good schools, a reasonable cost of living and new construction. It has no charm or character or unique qualities beyond the value proposition it offers based on cost of living and proximity to jobs. There's nothing wrong with that -- most cities are like that, and those are the factors most families care about.

Make a list of the things you care about. Come up with a short list of places that meet those requirements. Visit those places and see what you like. That's the best process for this kind of decision. For my wife and I (used to live in DFW, now live in Colorado Springs), we love outdoor recreation (hiking, climbing, mountaineering, mountain biking, etc.) and DFW didn't offer that. If we didn't care about that stuff, DFW would have had a lot of perks. Even within DFW, we very much preferred the cities (FW or Dallas) to suburbia, so Frisco would never have been on our list. But that's the thing -- no one else can make this calculation for you, and you certainly shouldn't be relying on a magazine for this stuff.

That makes lot of sense.
I don't work in DFW area but my job is Monday - Thursday traveling at client sites which could be anywhere in US. So, its better for me to stay near a major airport which can get me direct flights to majority of places in USA. I currently live in Vegas but it does not offer good education after a point and also travel to east coast is pain. Looking at those aspects along with Kids education and reasonable cost of living I selected few places (Frisco, TX, Cary/Morrisville, NC, Atlanta, GA, Austin, TX etc.). Based on information I could see on the internet, Frisco seemed a like a good option and hence trying to dig deeper before I make a trip over there to get a feel for the area.



Thanks a log for your response.
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Old 03-01-2020, 04:52 PM
 
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Yep, in just two years Frisco has declined from the land of milk and honey to a horrible wasteland.
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Old 03-01-2020, 05:12 PM
 
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That makes lot of sense.
I don't work in DFW area but my job is Monday - Thursday traveling at client sites which could be anywhere in US. So, its better for me to stay near a major airport which can get me direct flights to majority of places in USA. I currently live in Vegas but it does not offer good education after a point and also travel to east coast is pain. Looking at those aspects along with Kids education and reasonable cost of living I selected few places (Frisco, TX, Cary/Morrisville, NC, Atlanta, GA, Austin, TX etc.). Based on information I could see on the internet, Frisco seemed a like a good option and hence trying to dig deeper before I make a trip over there to get a feel for the area.



Thanks a log for your response.
Don’t know your budget but if weekly flights out of DFW is a must, then I wouldn’t bother with Frisco. I would look in Flower Mound, Grapevine, Coppell. Schools just as good and better, MUCH better commute to the airport. Frisco is good if you work in the Plano Legacy area, not the airport.
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Old 03-01-2020, 05:35 PM
 
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Don’t know your budget but if weekly flights out of DFW is a must, then I wouldn’t bother with Frisco. I would look in Flower Mound, Grapevine, Coppell. Schools just as good and better, MUCH better commute to the airport. Frisco is good if you work in the Plano Legacy area, not the airport.

My budget is around 500K... I initially looked at the housing options near airport in the Coppell, Flower mound, Grapevine etc. but there are no new houses (which I would prefer if possible) and even the older houses seem to be way pricier than Frisco area. In Coppell there are few new communities being build (for ex, Park side) adjacent to the DFW airport... But, I get lots of -ve view about it as it's not a good location except proximity to airport. Same with another one by Stone gate.... But, I am still continuing my search there...



Thanks....
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