July marks the midway point in construction for the Dallas Cowboys World Headquarters and multiuse events center.

The center—a public-private partnership among the Dallas Cowboys, the city of Frisco and Frisco ISD—is expected to open fall 2016, in time for FISD students to begin using the facility for the 2016-17 school year, Superintendent Jeremy Lyon said.

Dallas Cowboys COO Stephen Jones said the center and headquarters should also be done in time for the Cowboys’ first game next season.

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Frisco is the fifth-best city for first-time homebuyers, according to NerdWallet.com, a personal finance website.

The city was ranked among 300 municipalities throughout the United States according to their average housing costs, real-estate tax rates, median home-price appreciation and property crime rates.

Frisco was among five Texas cities to be ranked in the Top 10. Plano and McKinney were Nos. 6 and 8, respectively.

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