It’s what I try to explain everyday and now with a national study I have some real numbers to support me.
“Frisco, Texas is the #1 Mid-Sized City to move to in the Nation!”
With low crime and top schools, Frisco has skyrocketed to the top of the list of best mid-sized cities in the country to move to!
According to “MSN Real Estate Top 10 Mid-Sized Cities” and a new study released recently by Movoto, they came up with its top 50 cities. Each city was ranked from 1 to 100 based on the criteria below (1 being the best and 100 being the worst) and the averaged for the Final List. Movoto calls this the “Big Deal List.”
• Number of homes for sale per capita
• Cost of living index
• Unemployment Rate
• Median household income
• Crime rate
• Quality of schools
A mid-sized city was considered with populations of between 125,000 and 200,000. The sources for data included the U.S. Census, Movoto Real Estate’s listings and the website GreatSchools.org.
After analyzing the criteria this list is based on I feel that it is spot on but missing entertainment/things to do. Then I asked myself the question: “how would anyone rank that?” So this list is legit.
#1. Where Homes are Available
It’s pretty important to make sure you can easily find a place to live if you are considering to make a move and this should most definitely be the most important. Frisco is only around 50% built out with a current population estimated around 136,000 so plenty of homes to be on the market both pre-owned and new. They came in at number 37 of 100 for this category. Next.
#2. The Cost of Living is Comfortable
Taking into consideration the costs of housing, food, healthcare, utilities, groceries, transportation and goods and services is super important. Frisco has pretty much everything new for the previous years so coming in at number 45 of 100 around the middle makes sense for cost of living.
#3. Show me the MONEY
Unfortunately, money sneaks in by looking at Average Household Incomes. This though is a very important aspect of a community because the people make the community. Frisco came in at number 3 of 100 with an average of $90,000 a year. Most of Frisco residents jobs are nearby in Plano with many, many many headquarters of large corporations.
#4. No Jobs Anywhere
Unemployment was added to make sure there was a job for you when you moved to the city. Frisco came in at number 5 of 100 and again this has to be due to the abundance of headquarters nearby in Plano.
#5. Hide your kids, Hide your Wife
Crime Rates were factored into the mix. I can’t think of ANYONE that likes crime! Frisco came in #1 of 100 here. Thank goodness!
#6. Be Cool, Stay in School
Education is an important factor in any community. Frisco came in at number 1 of 100. Duh.
Movoto says this about Frisco:
“It is safe, it has a stellar school system, and a helluva yearly income. Perhaps that’s why Frisco is one of the fastest-growing mid-sized cities in the country, or maybe it’s the delightful ring to its name, or maybe it is simply because they are so darned friendly there (rated one of Forbes’ friendliest cities, in fact!), but whatever the reason — and there are a lot to choose from — people are flocking to Frisco.”
I’m a very blessed professional to promote and help make the city of Frisco even better by educating the public about new communities. And considering I don’t have the time to look at every city in the Nation and rank them, it’s great to hear that everything I have been touting has been correct!
But honestly, raising a family here with two young children is absolutely incredible! I have been the head coach for Soccer and T Ball and the families and kids are incredible. We frequent Jenny’s Donuts on Saturday mornings and watching all the families with little kids come in show how amazing Frisco is.
Then add in the Dallas Cowboys moving here, Stonebriar Mall, Highway convenience, restaurants and overall quality of life I can’t imagine anywhere else having anything on Frisco, Texas.
Brad Holden – Holden New Homes – Licensed Texas Real Estate Broker