Frisco is also home to the Superdrome, an
international cycling track, and the Natatorium, which holds a 25-meter indoor
pool, allowing for a swim team, swimming
lessons and water aerobics. In addition, the
aquatic center is complemented with a state-of-the-art fitness facility, indoor basketball
court, archery and putting range with a total
area of 33,000 sq. ft. The center is available
to all Frisco residents on a membership
basis. The city also has an abundance of
parks spanning more than 550 acres, and
golfers have their choice of three major
courses: Stonebriar Country Club, Plantation Resort and Trails of West Frisco, while
those interested in the arts will appreciate
the presence of The Frisco Community
Theatre and the Frisco Chorale.
Long ranked as one of the top cities to live in
the U.S., McKinney is a mix of old and the
new – a strong historical heritage combined
with contemporary lifestyle. Located just 30
miles north of Dallas, McKinney’s rolling
hills and tree-lined neighborhoods are home
to more than 143,000 residents.
The area within McKinney city limits
west of Highway 75 includes a mix of
modern homes, parks, country clubs, and
championship golf courses. Several master-planned communities, including Eldorado
of McKinney and Stonebridge Ranch, offer
opulence and elegance to McKinney with
homes that range in price from the mid
$100s to the more than $1 million.
Antique shops, art galleries and more than
1,700 historical buildings thrive side-by-side with high-tech industry leaders in this
bustling community. The city’s Chestnut
Square is a full block of restored turn-of-the-century homes managed by McKinney’s
Heritage Guild and the Christmas Tour of
Homes. The original Collin County Courthouse is now known as the McKinney
Performing Arts Center at the Historic
Collin County Courthouse and has a
480-seat theater suitable for intimate arts
performances, lectures and events.
Outdoor and sports enthusiasts will find
much to love here, from hiking the trails
at the Heard Natural Science Museum and
Wildlife Sanctuary (a 289-acre outdoor
preserve, two-acre native plant garden
and nature museum) or take a ride on the
mountain bike trails at Erwin Park, one of
the toughest courses in the area.
Noted on multiple “best suburbs” lists,
Prosper is a quiet community that has experienced a true growth explosion in recent
years. Sports figure Deion Sanders built a
$21 million home here for his family, and
other sports stars and celebrities have chosen
to relocate here for the large tracts of land
and quiet lifestyle.
Located 19 miles north of Dallas, Plano is
home to a nationally recognized public school
system and a host of internationally known
events like the Plano Hot Air Balloon Festival.
The city is also home to many information
technology and telecommunications companies, including EDS, JCPenney, Frito-Lay, and
Dr Pepper/Cadbury, among others.
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