lifestylefrisco.com

Frisco Square – The Heart of A Community

Frisco City Hall Train Sculpture Image Courtesy QuesterMark

Filled with businesses, restaurants, shops, residences, culture, and government, Frisco Square is a focal point for life in one of America’s fastest growing communities.

Early in Frisco’s rapid-growth phase, the city had the foresight to develop a town square that can serve as a gathering place, home to city government, and host to a myriad of events, businesses, and facilities that make Frisco an example of what a modern mid-sized city with small-town charm looks like.

Whether it’s one of the big events, a casual date night, taking part in city politics, learning Frisco history, or just playing on the lawn, Frisco Square is where the action is!

Events in Frisco Square

Every year, Frisco Square plays host to several major events.

Image Copyright LK Photography Used with Permission

Christmas in the Square is the single biggest event to happen every year as the entirety of Frisco Square gets decked out in lights synchronized to Christmas music.  The annual event will have in excess of 600,000 visitors each year.

Christmas in the Square also features carriage rides, a Christmas tree lot, parachuting Santa, ice rink, and other seasonal festivities.

People from all over North Texas come to Christmas in the Square, and hanging out there is one of the best ways to get into the holiday spirit.

Image courtesy LK Photography

Arts in The Square happens every spring (usually late March or early April) and is an outdoor art festival featuring artists from around North Texas including many Frisco-based artists.  If you’re looking for an original art piece for your home or office, this is a great event to attend.  If you’re an artist, it’s a don’t miss event!

Music In The Square is a series of outdoor concerts held on the Simpson Plaza, the lawn in front of the Purefoy Municipal Building.  Held over 4 – 5 weeks, each weekend concert features several bands (mostly local) for each show.

Frisco Freedom Fest happens in and around Frisco Square on July 4th and includes concerts, kids and family activities and North Texas’ largest fireworks display over Toyota Stadium.  It’s the kind of 4th of July festival that helps Frisco keeps it’s small town feel despite how fast it’s growing.

Trick or Treat in the Square is Frisco Square’s annual Halloween event.  Children walk the square and “trick or treat” the businesses in Frisco Square.

Frisco Farmers Market runs every year from late spring through early fall.  The vendors at Frisco Farmers Market offer meat, produce, sauces, jewelry, and other products from local vendors.  The Frisco Farmers Market frequently sells out before its scheduled closing time of 1pm, so we recommend you get there early!

The Frisco Community Parade every November celebrates the city Frisco, including fire and police vehicles, clowns, homecoming/forthcoming royalty of high schools, team mascots, Frisco’s professional sports teams, floats, and marchers.

Restaurants in Frisco Square

Frisco Square is home to a growing number of restaurants including many of our favorites and some of the most unique in Frisco.

Jake’s Uptown: One of the best burgers anywhere in the DFW, Jake’s has been a Dallas staple for a long time and we were oh-so-glad when they made their way to Frisco!  If you’re looking for good burgers, this is the place to go.  Jake’s also boasts a great patio and extensive bar.

Mattito’s Tex-Mex serves excellent Mexican food, includes a festive patio, and a family friendly environment.

NOLA:  New Orleans style cuisine in the heart of Frisco.  If you’re looking for a stepped-up dining experience inside the square, this is a great place to go.

Pizzeria Testa: Hands down one of our favorite Frisco destinations, Pizzeria Testa has excellent Neapolitan pizza, plenty of outdoor seating, and is centrally located in the square.  Testa is great for a date while also being family-friendly.  Located on the west side of Simpson Plaza, you can sip a glass of wine while watching the kids romp on the lawn.

Three Squares: Another Frisco original, Chef Stan is cranking out the best in casual gourmet dining.  Dare yourself to try anything on the menu; we’ve never been disappointed.  Three Squares is a little off the main drag, directly across from the Cinemark theater and attached to the Forest Park Medical Center.

Firehouse Subs: If you’re looking to grab a quick bite or are in the mood for a sub, Firehouse Subs is your go-to place.  Right at the front of Frisco Square, it’s easy in and easy out.

Sake Toro is a long-running sushi restaurant in Frisco Square that has a comfortable and fun atmosphere and extensive sushi menu.

Best Thai: It should come as no surprise, but one of the longest running restaurants in Frisco Square is also one of the best Thai places around. If you like Thai, don’t miss Best Thai.

eSpiritu is one of Frisco’s most unique bars and best kept secrets.  For good drinks, a quaint atmosphere, live music, and place to carry on a good conversation, eSpiritu is a great choice.  Pro tip: grab a cigar next door at en Fuego Tabacco Lounge, then a drink on the patio seating between the two locations in the hallway that separates them.

Babes Chicken Dinner House is just something you have to experience for yourself.  To say that they have the best fried chicken would be to do a disservice.  Whether you’re looking for someplace fun, and distinctly Texas, to take visitors, or just in need of some good old comfort food, Babe’s is a must.

Shops & Services in Frisco Square

Frisco Square doesn’t stop at eating and drinking!  Host to a number of shops and services you can find entertainment, shopping, fitness, and more without moving your car!

Cinemark Frisco is a convenient and comfortable theater with easy access to the parking, restaurants, and shops in and around Frisco Square.  All the amenities of a large theater in a slight smaller footprint, Cinemark Frisco Square is a modern neighborhood theater.

Drug Crafters is a compounding pharmacy in Frisco Square serving physicians and patients.  If your physician calls for a customized prescription, Drug Crafters is right in your back yard. 

POParellas Gourmet Popcorn makes gourmet popcorn and is an excellent place to find a gift.  If you have a media room, POParellas will keep you well stocked for movie night at home.  POParella’s will also bring the popcorn to you. Having a party?  Ask them about the tPopr.  Stop in and take a deep breath, the place smells amazing!

Dimples Cupcakes is one of the best boutique cupcakeries in the area. If you’re in the mood for something sweet, Dimples the place to go in Frisco Square.

Next Step Dance provides a variety of dance types with lessons for all ages.  Founded by award-winning choreographer Michelle Stafford, Next Step Dance is the place to get your child started in dance.  Next Step is also home to the Texas Legends Dancers and other dance companies.

Barre3 provides Bar-style (ballet & Pilates mashup) workouts as well as Yoga.  No experience is required, and they have a play lounge so you can bring the kids, so no more excuses for missing your workout! Barre3 workouts incorporate sequences that create the strength of an athlete with the long, lean, graceful lines of a dancer. Barre3 Opened in Frisco Square on February 17th, 2014.

en Fuego is Frisco’s cigar and tobacco shop.  With an excellent walk-in humidor, comfortable seating area, and knowledgeable staff, en Fuego is a great spot to kick back and enjoy a stogie while watching the game.  They don’t serve alcohol, so it’s  BYOB.  en Fuego is also a great place to watch a game or hang with the guys.

Forrest Park Medical Center in Frisco

Forest Park Medical Center is a state-of-the-art medical facilty in Frisco with a particular emphasis on performing minimally invasive procedures.  Forest Park has an ER, 30 private inpatient rooms, 14 family suites, 10 ICU beds, and more.  Drug Crafters is located on premises and the medical center has some of the most advanced imaging technology available with a top-notch staff to match.

Residences in Frisco Square

Frisco Square has several residential housing options for those looking for a more urban style of living than the typical Frisco neighborhoods.  With apartments for rent and townhomes for sale, Frisco Square is a convenient, fun, city-style place to live.

The Plaza Apartments at Frisco Square sits in the heart of Frisco Square. If you’re moving to Frisco (or within) and want a more urban feel, The Plaza Apartments is the right place to start looking.

The Boulevards at Frisco Square is just off the main drag in Frisco Square and directly east of City Hall.  The Boulevards has tons of amenities and are very convenient to everything Frisco Square has to offer.

Frisco Culture in Frisco Square

The Frisco Public Library is without doubt one of the most underrated facilities in the city.  Beyond the books, of which there are plenty, the Frisco Public Library offers online courses, story time, special events, and more. If you’re not taking advantage of this amazing facility, you’re definitely missing out!  Located inside George Purefoy Municipal Center.

The Frisco Heritage Museum & Frisco Junction is a journey though local history. Behind Frisco Square and to the east, right next to Babe’s, the Frisco Heritage Museum will take you from small railroad town to the Frisco of today including homes and buildings representing Frisco’s past.  The Frisco Heritage Museum also makes a great private event space and is available for rent.

Frisco Government

Anchored by George A. Purefoy Municipal Center, Frisco Square is also home to the city government.

Frisco City Hall & The Mayors Office is inside George A. Purefoy Municipal center overlooking Simpson Plaza.

The Frisco City Council chambers are inside the municipal center on the first floor.

The Frisco Mayor’s office is on the 5th floor.