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Frisco vs. Prosper vs. McKinney: Which is the Best Dallas Suburb for You?

We’re all looking for a great place to live… but we’re not all looking for the same thing! So it can be tough to choose, based on “Best Places” and other similar accolades. So… which Dallas suburb is going to be the best fit for your needs and lifestyle?

Here’s a comparison of some of the best Dallas suburbs: Frisco, Prosper, and McKinney.

Frisco: Sports Center of Dallas!


Fast-growing with new developments, commercial and residential, it’s not hard to see why Frisco is a Dallas favorite. It’s home to over 1,300 acres of parkland (plus 90 miles of paved and natural trails), as well as a fun Downtown scene and a new mixed-use Frisco Square entertainment and shopping district. Another perk of Frisco? The sports! Here, you can find pro soccer and Toyota Stadium, minor league baseball at Dr Pepper Ballpark, and even pro practices by both the Dallas Stars and the Dallas Cowboys! Plus, its public schools are pretty hard to beat.

Pros: Sports, events, shopping and dining.

Cons: Might not get as much yard space, busier/higher traffic.

McKinney: Arts & Entertainment Galore


Arts, culture, and entertainment abound in bustling McKinney. Its historic Downtown district features a Main Street of over 100 unique shops, galleries, and restaurants, as well as plenty of events, entertainment, and nightlife. In McKinney, you can enjoy live music, theatrical performances, museum tours, and plenty of parks and trails. It’s public schools rank among the best in the state and it’s just about 30 miles to Dallas.

Pros: Lots to do, arts and culture, parks, new home developments.

Cons: Might not get as much yard space, busier/higher traffic.

Prosper: Peaceful, Serene & Scenic


Located north of Frisco and northwest of McKinney, Prosper is a quiet but fast-growing little town filled with beautiful new neighborhoods and plenty of charm. Here, you’ll find a little more space, a little more quiet, and tons of new home options. There are also many beautiful parks, over 20 miles of hike and bike trails, and several shopping and dining options. Prosper ISD is also one of the top-rated school districts in the state.

Pros: Small-town charm, new neighborhoods and homes, larger yards and more space, great schools.

Cons: Longer commute, no “downtown”/entertainment scene.

Thinking of Relocating to One of the Best Dallas Suburbs?

If you’re planning a move to Frisco, McKinney, or Prosper, then it’s time to contact the Wanda Charles Group. We’re here to help you explore the area, discover its beautiful neighborhoods, and find the home that’s truly right for you.