Frisco’s Kick Start to the New Year

By Jeff Cheney | On

With such an amazingly active community, it becomes increasingly difficult to decide which of the projects and major news features to highlight in our monthly newsletters. There was a terrific North Texas Real Estate Wrap-Up for 2014 in DMN, which spurred me to compose a January wrap-up – yes, that is how much has happened this month in Frisco!

For starters, Frisco was named in the Top Ten of the 100 Best Cities for Young Families. DMagazine listed the 121 Corridor featuring Nebraska Furniture Mart at the top of their Six Things to Watch in 2015. A new report shows luxury home sales soaring in our area. And we can certainly attest to sales soaring as our first listing of the year generated multiple offers within hours and as high as $25,000 over asking! In other award news, Frisco ISD had 20 schools named on the list of Best Public Elementary Schools in the DFW Metro Area! Frisco ISD also received the Texas Comptroller’s 2014 Texas Honors Circle Award, which recognizes districts and campuses that achieve academic success through cost-effective operations.

Of course, there are the multiple developments generating activity, and buzz, around Frisco. You can now add Baylor Scott & White to the list of prestigious organizations bringing their talent to Frisco. They announced their collaboration with the new Cowboys HQ earlier this month. NBC brought us a sneak peek at the massive store, known as Nebraska Furniture Mart, that is proudly bringing thousands of jobs to our area. You know what they say… If you build it – and give them incentives – people will come. Well, maybe that isn’t what “they” say, but the Frisco CDC recently approved $122 million in incentives for Wade Park. There are specific guidelines, timelines, and restrictions as well as a significant return on investment expected, but this will certainly be a boost for the development. Lastly, Toyota held a ceremonious groundbreaking including a Japanese tradition of “wish trees” in a collaboration with Plano ISD Academy High School.

Needless to say January was a big month for us – I am exhausted just writing about it. Thank goodness February is a shorter month.


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