There are so many great things about Plano, that it’s hard to know where to start. First, the location: as the community’s convention and visitor’s bureau states, Plano is “close to everything, but far from ordinary.”
The City’s history dates back to the 1840s and the Republic of Texas, but its sleepy little town era ended in the 1960s, when the growth of Dallas to the south and the success of high-tech companies in nearby Richardson, signaled a boom.
Today, Plano is a mature community of pristine neighborhoods and clean streets. Abundant shopping, restaurants, and entertainment keeps the city lively, and the city’s parks and recreational facilities help ensure there is always something to do. The annual Plano Balloon Festival is a highlight for the community and the region each year.
In more specific terms, is a centrally located community on the northern side of Dallas. It is considered to be one of the first master-planned communities in North Texas, and today this bustling suburb is home to thousands of business executives, corporate employees, and their families. Nearby employment is abundant at the hundreds of corporate headquarters and high-tech firms that line the Richardson Technology and North Dallas Corridors.
Plano also has a historic downtown area. City leaders encourage residents to “Urbanize Themselves” with a visit to Downtown Plano’s unique shops, casual and fine dining, and varied assortment of attractions. Downtown Plano features Art Galleries, Performance Art Theaters, and the Interurban Railway Museum.
The Plano Independent School District is one of the best in the metro area, with 68 schools serving more than 53,000 students. Students are educated in five phases: early childhood (Pre-K), elementary school (K-5), middle school (6-8), high school (9-10), and senior high school (11-12).
The Collin County Community College District has campuses in Plano and more than 20,000 students. There are more than 50 colleges within a 30-mile radius of Plano.
Plano offers a variety of housing options. From temporary corporate housing (fully furnished homes for relocating professionals) to apartments, condos, townhomes, patio homes, single family homes, and executive homes, you can find it all in Plano. New homes are still being built, and the market for existing properties is big. The median price for existing homes on the market in Plano (June 2009) was $254,900. New home prices averaged $410,000, and the average price of foreclosures was $140,000.
Plano has more than 70 shopping areas, including two major malls: Collin Creek and the Shops at Willow Bend. Nearby Allen, with its Premium Outlet Malls, and North Dallas, with the Galleria, mean you’ll never be at a loss when it’s time to shop.
If you’re looking for a hotel in Plano, you won’t have to look far. There are plenty of major hotel chains and luxury hotels in and around the city. Book yourself a room, and come see what the city is all about!
$375,000 : 3213 Teakwood Lane, Plano4 beds, 3 full baths
$375,000 : 7501 Crested Butte Drive, Plano4 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
$429,900 : 7709 Case Drive, Plano5 beds, 3 full, 1 half baths
$349,990 : 4333 Cutter Springs Court, Plano4 beds, 3 full baths
$399,000 : 7333 Angel Fire Drive, Plano4 beds, 3 full baths
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(all data current as of 4/24/2017)
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