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Dallas Neighborhood Guide: Frisco

By Bri Hand

If you’re planning on moving to Dallas, TX, you’re likely trying to figure out the best neighborhoods in Dallas, and which one would be the right fit for you. Frisco is a fast-growing Texas city located just 25 minutes north of Dallas in Collin and Denton counties. This suburb is known for being family-friendly and for being a top place to live in the U.S. 

Thinking about moving to Frisco, Texas? Here’s our guide to the best restaurants, coffee shops, grocery stores, outdoor attractions, gyms, nightlife, and transportation in the neighborhood. 

Best restaurants in Frisco

Come for the brisket and stay for the Mambo Taxi cocktail at Mi Cocina, an upscale Tex-Mex restaurant in town. In the mood for sushi? You’ll love Edoko Sushi & Robata

Locals also rave about Up Inspired Kitchen, a casual eatery serving brunch and lunch favorites such as Burrata Toast, the Salmon Buddha Bowl, and the Short Rib Grilled Cheese. 

Where to get groceries in Frisco

You’ll have plenty of places to grab your groceries in this Texas city, with chain stores such as ALDI, Kroger, Sprouts Farmers Market, and Tom Thumb located throughout town.

For fresh produce, you can also check out Frisco Fresh Market or the Frisco Rotary Farmers Market, two popular spots in the community. There is also a 99 Ranch Market for Asian cuisine, and Spice Bazaar Indian Grocery and Fast Food. 

Where to get coffee in Frisco

This Texas city has coffee shops galore, whether you want to order your favorite Starbucks drink from one of the many locations in town, or explore local offerings at smaller shops. The Nest Cafe serves various espresso drinks, along with breakfast favorites like acai bowls, Nutella waffles, and Insta-worthy avocado toast. 

Another favorite is Kona Reserve Coffee, a cafe known for its Hawaiian offerings. If you’re lucky enough to be in town in the spring, try the Springtime Latte, which combines violet and cinnamon bun syrups for maximum deliciousness! 

You don’t have to go down under for top coffee at The Aussie Grind, which serves Australian ice coffees with ice cream. What a way to start the day! 

Other coffee shops to consider visiting include 7 Leaves Cafe and Karmic Grounds.

Outdoor attractions in Frisco

If you’re in the mood for an afternoon at the park, there’s plenty to pick from around town. Central Park is a top attraction, boasting a gorgeous waterfall, plenty of green space, and Western-themed sculptures to admire. You can also stop by Frisco Commons Park, which is home to hiking and biking trails, a large playground, a pond, and multiple event pavilions. 

Have some time for a workout? Head over to Harold Bacchus Community Park for baseball, softball, and soccer fields, as well as trails for biking, hiking, and walking. There’s even picnic tables if you want to bring your lunch with you! 

Practice your swing at The Trails of Frisco Golf Club, a golf course beloved by the community. Art lovers will also appreciate a trip to theTexas Sculpture Garden, which houses more than 150 different works of art at Hall Park. 

If you need to beat the Texas heat, you can also spend the day at the Frisco Water Park (and spend the evening having a great time at one of their “Dive In” movies!). 

Local gyms in Frisco

Many apartments in Frisco have onsite fitness centers, but you can also get a membership at one of the many gyms in the area. Get a cardio or weights workout in at Planet Fitness, Anytime Fitness, Orangetheory Fitness, or LA Fitness, or check out a class at Barre3

Rock climbers will love Canyons Rock Climbing on Technology Drive, and there is also a TITLE Boxing Club in town if you like to box. 

Nightlife in Frisco

For a casual night out, check out Frisco Bar & Grill, where you can kick back and watch your favorite sports team play, or participate in a game of shuffleboard or poker. 

The Eight 11 Place wine bar is perfect for date nights or an evening out with friends, with its extensive wine menu (including wine flights!), craft cocktails, and live music in the background. 

Literary lovers will die for the vibe at Rare Books Bar, a speakeasy hidden in the back of J.Theodore Restaurant & Bar. Be sure to come prepared—you have to call the “librarian” and name a classic piece of literature to get inside! 

Other spots to consider for a great night out include the dog-friendly Cork and Growler, the Revel Patio Grill, and First Round Draft Bar & Grill

Things to do in Frisco

If you’re a sports fan, you’ll love living here. You can catch the RoughRiders play at Dr. Pepper Ballpark, or take a self-guided tour around the Ford Center at the Star, the 91-acre headquarters and practice facility of the Dallas Cowboys. This city is also home to FC Dallas at Toyota Stadium, the NHL’s Dallas Stars at Dr Pepper StarsCenter, the NBA’s G League affiliate of the Dallas Mavericks, and the Texas Legends at Comerica Center. Wow!

You can also spend a wonderful day exploring the Museum of the American Railroad, the  National Videogame Museum, or Frisco Square. Theatre fans will also want to check out the lineup at the Black Box Theatre. 

Land in a great apartment in Frisco

If you like the idea of moving to Frisco, TX, Landing offers fully furnished apartments with flexible lease terms, concierge services, seamless transfers, and all the amenities you need. Browse our available apartments in Frisco, or contact us to learn more about how Landing works. Your new home awaits!

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Bri Hand published on July 27, 2021