After months of planning and careful consideration, our big move back to the US is here. We bought a house in Frisco, Texas and we flew there this weekend to close on the house and explore the area. A lot of people asked why Frisco? We’ve traveled around the world and lived in many different places, but here’s why we decided to make Frisco our home.
We moved to Montreal out of necessity, not desire, and we wanted to consciously choose the best place in the world for us as a family. Frisco is constantly rated one of the best places in the US to live for families with top schools in the country. Couple that with more than 250 days a year of sunshine and a remarkable cost of living and Frisco kept coming up on the top of our list.
Our daily life will greatly be enhanced in Frisco with easy access to entertainment, theater, arts, sports, and dining. There is an international airport 30 minutes away and endless road trip opportunities. It really doesn’t seem to have a downside.
We flew into Dallas/Ft Worth International Airport and immediately drove to our home to see it for ourselves for the first time.
When we arrived at the house, I couldn’t believe how beautiful it is. Would you believe we bought the house sight unseen? We did Skype with the realtor before purchasing but we’d never actually set foot in the home until Thursday.
Inside, the kitchen island was better than my wildest dreams. I could see us enjoying food and drinks surrounded by friends and family and it warmed my heart.
The master bathroom looks like a magazine ad and our walk-in closet is the size of a bedroom. I still can’t believe it’s my home. If I were to have the capabilities of designing the perfect bathroom, this would be it.
Athena’s bedroom is absolutely adorable with plenty of room to grow and there is an entire loft area as a dedicated playroom.
The pool and the backyard are really what sold us on the house. We always dreamed of having our own pool with a hot tub and plenty of space for hosting guests.
We added Ajna Living chaise loungers and made they made the outdoor space feel like a tropical resort. Coupled with an outdoor fridge and tv, I don’t think we’ll ever go in the house.
There was so much life outdoors as well. The area surrounding the pool was filled with bushes and flowers. There were very few empty spaces. We did want to add a pop of color so we ordered several of our favorite plants and flowers from PlantingTree.com and had them delivered to our door.
PlantingTree.com makes quality growing easy. We knew very little about our growing area or what would work best for us since we were new to the state. On PlantingTree.com, they automatically detect your location or growing zone and show you a notification if you are good to grow or if the plant is outside of your growing zone.
We simply looked for the indicator on each tree, shrub, or plant page and we instantly knew what would work for us.
Ordering online was easy and the plants shipped quickly. We had the yard of our dreams waiting for us on the day we arrived.
I wasn’t just in love with the house and the backyard either. In just three days, we saw so many amazing opportunities for us to enjoy the community.
We stayed at Omni Frisco Hotel to be close to the house and have easy access to all that Frisco has to offer.
The hotel serves as the cornerstone of The Star, a 91-acre entertainment district, anchored by the Dallas Cowboys World Headquarters and 12,000-seat stadium, Ford Center. There are so many amazing dining opportunities that we didn’t want to drive anywhere else while we were there.
With the Edge pool deck and bar, offering breathtaking views of the events happening on the outdoor field, and Neighborhood Services Restaurant in the hotel, we felt like it was a vacation built in our vacation.
As if that wasn’t awesome enough, there was a huge market happening at The Star during our stay and we got to discover a bunch of local shops and meet vendors.
Our Frisco journey has only just begun. We return in mid July and we can’t wait to call it home. We’ll have lots to share during the trip there and once we arrive. Stay tuned.