Plano has consistently been ranked among the best cities in America by Forbes and Money magazines. This Texas Certified Scenic City boasts multiple parks and nature preserves with hiking and biking trails, playgrounds and athletic fields where residents enjoy spending quality recreational time together. The city features six libraries that offer programming for toddlers through seniors. Annual events include the Plano Balloon Festival and Plano International Festival which draw thousands of visitors to the area.
Located just 20 miles from downtown Dallas, Plano’s prime location is home to several company headquarters including J.C. Penney, Pizza Hut, Cinemark Theatres, Frito-Lay and Dr. Pepper Snapple Group. The city is mostly in Collin County and has a population of nearly 270,000.
Retail, restaurants and relaxation abound in this city. The Shops at Willow Bend is just one of several upscale centers in Plano that will help residents stay in fashion, in shape and in touch. The Shops at Legacyis a mixed-use destination with boutique retail stores, more than eight acres of parks and trails, urban-style homes and a full-service hotel. Everything from five-star restaurants to family-friendly fast-food is within a short drive from most Plano neighborhoods. The area is served by DART’s Red and Orange light rail lines in Plano, making transportation to sporting events, downtown conventions or theater entertainment a breeze.
Plano Independent School District serves most of the school-aged children who live in the city. The district includes 70 public institutions and 16 private schools. Two campuses for Collin College and a branch of Southern Methodist University are available for higher education.
The city is home to some of the finest healthcare facilities in the United States, with specialized care for hearts, backs and pediatrics. The Heart Hospital Plano and Children’s Medical Center at Legacy Texas are among the hospitals and centers within city limits.
Links to a great lifestyleHeritage Farmstead Museum Urban Crust Nine Brand Brewing Pecan Hollow Golf Course Lake Lewisville