Residents Bob and Beth Warren are Enjoying Their Active Social Life at Parkview in Frisco

Wherever you live, if you’re not fully enjoying life, it’s time to explore options where you can truly thrive.

“There are more things to do than we can do. Then they have opportunities to go out and eat. They take us out on the bus and on adventures. In fact we’re going to a play Friday night on Parkview’s bus. – Bob Warren, resident of Parkview in Frisco

You can learn a lot from someone who has been in your shoes. Their honest insight can help you navigate your way to the place that’s right for you, regardless of which community you choose. (All quotes contained in this post are excerpts from an interview conducted with Bob and Beth Warren on Tuesday, November 3rd, 2015. To read the full, un-edited transcript, please click here.)

If you’ve been in Frisco any length of time, you probably know “Mr. Frisco,” Bob Warren. Author of Frisco – Now and Then, Parts 1 and 2, Bob was born and raised here, graduating from Frisco High and Texas A&M. He moved back to Frisco in 1981 after retiring from Exxon and found himself serving on the city council before becoming mayor for six-plus years. Having outlived his first two wives to reach his present age of 94, Bob married his best friend, Beth, the week before they moved to Parkview in January 2014. Now, between their active social life and his writing and speaking engagements, Beth can hardly keep up with him! But she’s having fun trying.

Just because you’re used to living somewhere doesn’t necessarily make it the best choice for you. Moving to the right retirement community can open up a whole new world of carefree, fun-filled living your way. Until you take the time to examine your options, you won’t really know what you’re missing. Isn’t it about time you looked around? “And with women I say, how do you like sitting down and making the menu and then you have to get up, get dressed, go to the car, go to the store, get the stuff for what you’re going to fix for dinner, come home, cook it, serve it, wash the dishes? I don’t do any of that. We have a wonderful chef and meals. Our food is wonderful. And it’s delightful just to sit down with white tablecloths and napkins and be served.” – Beth Warren

Beth had moved from California to Alabama to Texas with her first husband. After he died, she considered retirement communities near their children but none clicked. After his second wife died, Bob was ready to trade household chores for a more fulfilling lifestyle. Together, the friends stopped by Parkview on a lark. Bob found an ideal two-bedroom apartment on the spot. Before Beth could reserve one for herself, Bob proposed marriage and they began their new chapter as one. Their kids are happy everything worked out so well. “They’re happy that we are cared for and in a safe environment and in a place that is so pleasant and where we have so many friends.” – Bob Warren

Most people find their social circles shrink over time. At Parkview, Bob and Beth enjoy an ever expanding network of friends. “Where else could we have met the type of people in the people that we’ve met here? They’re from all walks of life, all parts of the nation. And our lunchtimes, our noontimes, which is the highlight of our day, is usually one and a half to two hours because we sit and talk. And we have such wonderful waiters and waitresses that spoil us. And we couldn’t ask for more.” – Beth Warren


Meet Bob and Beth in person over a cup of gourmet coffee or a drink in our dining room. Just call 1-972-439-1326 to set up a time. Bring your questions and get honest answers straight from the source.

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  1. Posted on 10/06/17 by Debra Rapp

    I took my 9 year old son today to collect popcorn money from the stylist there Kathy. We met Bob and his wife. Drew was in scout uniform and Bob was so happy to mmet Drew. Bob and his wife Beth were the sweetiest people. He bought popcorn from Drew and told Drew about Warren park being named after him and he was Frisco Mayor. Also about serving in World War 2. It was a honner to meet them both!

  2. Posted on 02/02/19 by Kelli Brown

    My name is Kelli Brown. I am Bob’s granddaughter. I was so thrilled to run across this article and it was a delight to read the unedited transcript. They are a lovely couple and they sound quite pleased with their simplified lifestyle. He is a great man and he celebrated his 98th birthday yesterday!

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