Plano

Location: Plano is an affluent northern suburb located 17 miles north of Dallas. It has a population of 260,000 making it the ninth largest city in Texas and 69th most populous in the United States. The city includes 71 square miles and borders seven other suburbs. Search for homes in Plano.

Lifestyle: Cost of living index 92.5 which is less than the US average of 100. The majority of the neighborhoods include quiet residential streets lined with trees. Many neighborhoods include city parks or community parks within walking distance. Plano has long been recognized for its many information technology and telecommunications companies that call it home. More about Plano/

Amenities: Numerous golf courses, 80 parks, 40 miles of recreational trails, 6 recreational centers, Senior Center 5 swimming pools, and a 86,400 sq ft. Convention Center plus outstanding athletic and tennis facilities.

History: Plano comes from the Spanish word for “flat”.

Awards: Over the years Plano, has garnered numerous accolades for standard of living, average annual income, and education. CNN Money magazine’s recognized as best cities to live in America. Once recognized as an All-America City. US Census Bureau declared it the wealthiest city in America with a population greater than 250,000. Forbes October 2010 magazine named Plano the safest city to live in America.

Prominent Companies: JC Penney, Frito Lay, Ericsson, Cinemark Theaters, Dr. Pepper, Dell Services, Siemens PLM Software, HP Enterprise Services and DSC Communications.

Schools: Award winning Schools sending as many as 100 students to the National merit semifinals. Schools are organized grades K-5, 6-8, 9-10 and 11-12. Plano Independent School District.