SENIORS DRIVE TO TEXAS



Seniors Map Out Frisco

unknownOne good reason that senior visitors “map out” Frisco is that since 2003, the city has received the designation “Tree City USA” by the National Arbor Day Foundation. This  affluent city is part of the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex, and is located approximately 25 miles from both Dallas Love Field and Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport.

Back in 1904, the residents chose the name Frisco City in honor of the St. Louis–San Francisco Railway on which the town was founded, later it was shortened to its present name. In 2009, Frisco was the fastest growing city in the nation and today boasts a population of just over 155,000.

A massive amount of the city’s economy comes from the retail and services industries. Small businesses thrive across America, but some towns are just perfect for a growing business and Frisco, Texas was selected as one of best business towns in the country.

 Seniors Enjoy Sporting Events

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Frisco built Frisco Square, a mixed-use development that will become the new downtown. The major development in the project is the new City Hall and main library and a public commons.

The Stonebriar Mall, with high-end fashion stores, is a popular favorite of the locals for doing some serious shopping. Bring along the grandkids and take in Hope Park, an all inclusive playground that features lots of fun.

Frisco is home to a variety of sporting venues. The Dr Pepper Ballpark, a 10,600-seat baseball stadium, hosted its first baseball game on April 3, 2003. It was named the best new ballpark that year by BaseballParks.com, and received the 2003 Texas Construction award for Best Architectural Design. The Texas League AA minor league baseball team, Frisco RoughRiders, a minor league affiliate of the Texas Rangers, play at the award-winning Dr Pepper Ballpark.

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The 91-acre Dallas Cowboys project “Frisco Station” will include the team’s new headquarters and training facilities.

 Seniors Enjoy Shoppers Paradise

TripAdvisor has lined up 28 attractions not to be missed in Frisco. I’d want to visit the Frisco Heritage Museum and The Museum of the American Railroad. The Museum formerly known as the Age of Steam Railroad Museum, has a large collection of steam, diesel and passenger railroad equipment. The museum is noted for allowing guests to walk through some of the equipment.

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Frisco houses several schools of higher education that include Collin College, Amberton University, a U of Dallas campus, and two MBA campuses: UT Arlington and the U of North Texas.

Facebook can help senior visitors around town with many sites not to be missed along with some famous Texas chow.

Frisco is a shopper’s paradise with 9 million square feet of retail and dining, all surrounded by art, sports venues and upscale hotels. Stonebriar Centre, Sam Moon Trading Company, IKEA and The Centre at Preston Ridge all anchor this local shopping mecca.

 Seniors, set your sites on Frisco Texas and enjoy all that this great city has to offer. -jeb

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