|Motto: A place where everyone matters|
Location of Prosper in Collin County, Texas
|• Town Council||Ray Smith, Mayor
Curry Vogelsang Jr.
|• Total||22.8 sq mi (59.1 km2)|
|• Land||22.6 sq mi (58.5 km2)|
|• Water||0.2 sq mi (0.6 km2)|
|Elevation||682 ft (208 m)|
|Population (Jul 1, 2012)|
|• Density||510/sq mi (200/km2)|
|Time zone||Central (CST) (UTC-6)|
|• Summer (DST)||CDT (UTC-5)|
|GNIS feature ID||1344593|
Prosper is an affluent suburban town located in Collin and Denton counties within the state of Texas, United States. The Town of Prosper is located within the Dallas- Fort Worth metropolitan area.The median single-family home price is $401,000. As of 2014,the estimated population was close to 17,000.
As of 2014,the racial makeup of the town was 91.1% White, 1.3% African American, 0.6% Native American, 1.9% Asian, 0.0% Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, 2.8% some other race, and 2.4% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.1% of the population.
As of 2014,the median income for a family was $111,000.
Prosper was a small rural town on Preston Road (SH 289) in North Texas about 6 mi (9.7 km) north of Frisco, but in recent years – true to its name – it has prospered. Prosper has maintained a spacious country feel while developing into an upscale suburb, with rolling terrain, many trees and large single-family-home lots. Prosper is growing rapidly in terms of new home building (single-family houses in the $300,000 to $4,000,000 + range). In addition to a longtime retail filling station, in 2004 Prosper saw its second and third retail establishments arrive: a Sonic restaurant, and an Exxon "On the Run" station. Since 2004, Prosper has added a Palios, CVS, Ernestos, Subway and many other establishments.In 2014,Expansion was announced for The Prosper Town Center.The Gates of Prosper is a luxury $500-million-dollar upscale retail development set to start construction in 2014.
Prosper High School cost $113.5 million to construct and is 590,000-square-feet, complete with a medical tech lab, a restaurant-worthy kitchen, a greenhouse, a broadcast studio and an indoor football practice facility.
Prosper is home to numerous full-service equestrian farms.
Prosper prides itself on a strong sense of community.The Town of Prosper greatly promotes resident input when it comes to planning and zoning.There have been several community surveys and town meetings held throughout the years with hundreds of residents participating and attending.In 2012,Prosper residents built their own community playground.Windmill playground was built with one hundred percent locally-raised funds and volunteer hours.
The Town of Prosper holds an annual Christmas festival and fourth of July event.Each May, Prosper Founders Fest celebrates the history, people and arts. The event combines the Prosper Fire Department's IBCA-sanctioned Barbecue Cookoff, a 5K race through the Prosper area, an art show and music festival and a Sunday Family Fellowship. The Sunday event is unique in that 80% of Prosper families attend local churches. The Family Fellowship is a once-a-year opportunity for the Prosper community celebrate with music, kite-flying and picnics.
Prosper is located at .
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 22.8 square miles (59.1 km2), of which 22.6 square miles (58.5 km2) is land and 0.23 square miles (0.6 km2), or 1.09%, is water.
The Town of Prosper is served by the Prosper Independent School District.
- Prosper High School (Grades 9–12)
- Reynolds Middle School (Grades 7-8)
- Rogers Middle School (Grades 5-6)
- Cockrell Elementary School (Grades PreK–4)
- Rucker Elementary School (Grades PreK–4)
- Folsom Elementary School (Grades PreK–4)
- Baker Elementary School (Grades PreK–4) *Located in McKinney, Texas
Prosper High School Baseball team went to the State Championship Semi-Finals in Class A in 1982 & 1983 then won their first State Championship trophy in Class A Baseball in 1984 against Runge. Prosper High School won its first football state championship (AAA) in 2008. In 2008, Prosper took down Waco's La Vega High School 17 to 10 to win the 3A Championship. Prosper High School won the Boys Golf State Championship in 2011.
- Matt Carpenter, MLB player, St. Louis Cardinals
- Pat Fallon, president of Virtus Apparel, based in Prosper, and Republican member of the Texas House of Representatives from District 106 in Denton County
- LaTroy Hawkins, MLB player
- Torii Hunter, MLB player, Minnesota Twins and Anaheim Angels
- Deion Sanders, former NFL player and MLB player
- Marc Fein, Journalist and NBC News Anchor
- Ann Ward, winner of the 15th cycle of America's Next Top Model
- Randy White, NFL Hall of Famer for the Dallas Cowboys
- Chris Buescher, driver for Roush Fenway Racing in the NASCAR Nationwide Series
- Ronald (Ronnie) Kauffman, 1964 and 1968 Olympic Figure Skater (Pairs with sister Cynthia), 1966-1969 US National Champions, 1995 US Figure Skating Hall of Fame Inductee
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- Town of Prosper official website
- Prosper Fire Department
- Prosper Police Department
- ProsperProgress, business website