Prosperpopulation 18,000 est
Prosper was a small rural town on Preston Road (State Highway 289) approximately 6 miles north of Frisco, but in recent years - true to its name - it has prospered.
The area is known for beautiful pastures and wide-open spaces and is home to numerous full-service equestrian farms. Prosper offers home buyers quiet country living and proximity to city services and amenities. Residents enjoy the natural beauty and farm and ranch setting that make Prosper ideal for country living. Each May, Prosper Founders Fest celebrates the area's history, people, and art.
Living up to its name, Prosper is truly prospering as a community. Although Prosper is growing rapidly in population, the town values maintaining its rural feel while developing into a successful and upscale suburb. “Prosper is a community that values open space, family, and friendly people,” says Mayor James Smith. “Here in Prosper, maintaining a hometown identity and knowing your neighbors is important to us. Prosper is a great place for young and growing families as well as active adults.”
WHAT MAKES PROSPER UNIQUE?
“When people look out of the windows of their house, or step outside, they see wide open spaces and not brick walls and concrete. As a town, we have worked hard to maintain the identity of our town and maintain our small town feel,” notes Smith. “The town of Prosper recognizes the importance of having a balance between family, work and access to nature, and we make these things our top priorities. In most of our housing developments, creeks run through them, and there are a lot of trees and wildlife that can be seen throughout Prosper,” says Smith.
Something that is truly unique to Prosper is the hospitality of the residents and the leaders of the town. “When people plug into their utilities, families and new residents receive a welcome e-mail from me, the Mayor. It really is me! I truly value the connection to the residents and want them to know that the town leadership is accessible,” says Smith.
Another defining feature of Prosper is the “Prosper look.” “When big box stores approach, we want the store to have a unique Prosper look that way it can be unique. We do not want that store to look the way it does in every other town if we can help it,” notes Smith.
The town of Prosper is served by the Prosper Independent School District (ISD). Prosper has one high school, two middle schools, and four elementary schools. Prosper ISD offers students a wide range of academic and extra-curricular activities, ranging from sports to farm animal care. As of 2011, Prosper ISD is considered “Recognized” by the Texas Education Agency. “We have a great school system here in Prosper, where students can grow and learn in an enriching environment,” says Smith.