Plano, Texas

A town where you can live, work and play

Plano, Texas is a sprawling city with a vast footprint covering 72 square miles, making it the largest city in Collin County. Depending on where you live in Plano, you could have close proximity to either US 75, President George Bush Turnpike (190), Dallas North Tollway or Sam Rayburn Tollway (121). Plano is home to 9 hospitals and many leading global corporations including several Fortune 1,000 companies and more than 10,000 businesses. Currently JCPenney, Alliance Data Systems, Rent-a-Center, Cinemark Holdings, Keurig Dr. Pepper, Frito-Lay, FedEx Office, Toyota North America, and many others have headquarters here.  But don’t think Plano is all work and no play… there are over 4,000 acres of open space to enjoy, 167 miles of bike trails, 94 miles of walking trails, 1,000 restaurants, world class shopping and a lively arts scene located in Plano’s historic downtown. If this sounds like someplace you’d like to call home, scroll down for a detailed list of homes for sale in this area.

Things to do in Plano

Shopping & Outdoors

Legacy West and The Shops at Legacy follow the que of Plano’s large size by being the largest mixed-use development and retail destination in North Texas. With Legacy West being home to big corporations like Toyota, JCPenney, JPMorgan Chase and FedEx, it offers employees nearby shopping and restaurants just steps away from work and has emerged as a premier live-work-play location.

The Shops at Willow Bend enclosed shopping mall offers customers someplace to enjoy their shopping experience regardless of the weather outside with a unique blend of Texas-style ambiance and world-class shopping. Willow Bend is anchored by Dillard’s, Macy’s & Neiman Marcus as well as 125 additional stores. Not to be missed, just outside of the mall, is Whistle Britches – a personal favorite restaurant – specializing in chicken and comfort food. YUM!

Historic Downtown Plano Arts District offers a lively community of performing arts, galleries as well as unique shops and restaurants surrounded by the backdrop of historic buildings, the Plano Station Dart Rail and Haggard Park.

Plano Balloon Festival is a 40 year tradition earning Plano the distinction of  Balloon Capital of Texas.  It is a three day festival that encompasses balloon launches, live music, a half marathon as well as 5K & 1K fun runs.  Of course, no festival would be complete without including numerous food vendors.

If you are looking to enjoy time outside look no further than Arbor Hills Nature Preserve and Oak Point Park and Nature Preserve.  These two parks are connected by biking trails and provide 1,000 acres of uninterrupted park space. Golf enthusiasts, check out Pecan Hollow Golf Course and Ridgeview Ranch Golf Course.  Looking for something a little more extreme? Don’t miss Carpenter Park Skate Park to really get the blood pumping.




School Information

Plano ISD

Plano ISD serves more than 50,000 students on 72 campuses and is well known for its excellence and high performing schools. Currently there are 44 elementary schools serving K-5th and 13 middle schools serving 6th-8th. High school is divided into 2 separate types of campuses with  high schools serving 9th-10th and senior high schools serving 11th-12th. In 2013, Plano opened Academy High School as a STEAM project-based learning high school that includes 9th-12th. It is a unique alternative to the typical high school experience by offering collaborative team projects and the ability to attend classes without structured class periods.

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