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For those unfamiliar with Frisco or North Texas, we’ve provided some information below you may find useful.

Local Weather

July in Frisco is typically hot and sunny. The average high is 92 degrees Fahrenheit with a low of 71. Because of the heat, Texans generally like to keep the indoors fairly frosty, which can make some uncomfortable.

Current Weather


Transportation

Distance from Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) to Frisco: 24.7 miles
DFW transportation: http://www.dfwairport.com/transport/taxis/index.php

Distance from Love Field (DAL) to Frisco: 25.0 miles
DAL transportation: http://www.dallas-lovefield.com/parking-transportation.html

We recommend visiting ShuttleFare.com for transportation comparisons. Note also that SuperShuttle has been a favorite among past Working Connections registrants.


Things to do

Stonebriar Mall, located at the corner of Preston Road and Highway 121, is just three miles from the Preston Ridge campus. The 1.6 million square foot mall opened in 2000 and boasts a 24-screen movie theater, and several anchor stores including Macy’s, Sears, and JCPenney.
http://www.shopstonebriar.com/

Downtown Frisco Square: Enjoy shops, restaurants, entertainment and more! Located at the intersection of the Dallas North Tollway and Main Street, Frisco Square is similar to a European village; a pedestrian-friendly urban environment in one of the fastest growing cities in America.
http://www.friscosquare.com

The Frisco Roughriders are the Class AA affiliate of the Texas Rangers major league baseball club and play in the Texas League’s South Division. The team originated in Shreveport in 1971 before moving to Frisco in 2003. The Roughriders play just four miles from Collin College’s Preston Ridge campus in Dr Pepper Ballpark, which seats 10,600. In 2004, the team won the Texas League championship. The 2017 Roughriders schedule can be found here.

Visitor's Bureaus Websites

These websites offer a comprehensive list of area sights and attractions, as well as information on hotels and transportation.
www.visitfrisco.com
www.visitdallas.com
www.dfwandbeyond.com


About Collin College

CollinCollegeLogo.jpgCollin College first offered classes in 1985 at the Central Park Campus in McKinney, Texas with a student body of about 5000. Today, Collin College welcomes over 52,000 credit and continuing education students annually and offers more than 100 degrees and certificates in a wide range of disciplines. Over the years, the College has expanded to four instruction centers and three campuses, including the National Convergence Technology Center’s home at Preston Ridge in Frisco. Located north of Highway 121 and east of State Highway 289 (Preston Road), the Preston Ridge Campus is set on a 100+ acre campus that offers a rich and varied environment.

Since 2000, four of the college’s professors have been awarded the coveted U.S. Professor of the Year, an award presented by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE). In Texas, this is a record for both colleges and universities. Collin College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. The College’s six “core values” are learning, service and involvement, creativity and innovation, academic excellence, dignity and respect, and integrity.

About Frisco, Texas

In the mid-19th century, the town of Lebanon was founded on the old north-south Preston Trail (which would later become Preston Road) frequented by wagon train settlers. Later, a line of the St. Louis-San Francisco Railway was being built nearby and needed periodic watering holes along the route for the steam engines. Because Lebanon was on a ridge and thus an unsuitable location for a watering hole, the hole was instead dug several miles to the west on lower ground. It was around this watering hole that a new settlement grew and would become Frisco. The town was formally named Frisco City in 1904 in honor of the railway that led to its founding.