Plano is a fantastic place to live and run a business. It is a well-established, family-friendly suburb centrally located about 20 miles north of downtown Dallas. Plano is home to major corporate headquarters.
In 2020 NICHE ranked Plano as the #4 Best Cities to buy a house in America based on crime, public schools, cost of living, job opportunities, and local amenities. Forbes named Plano the #1 Safest City in 2012 and Money Magazine named Plano the Third Best Place to Live in the US in 2016.
Plano is also the home to two campuses of Collin College and a branch of Southern Methodist University and 16 private schools.
LARGEST EMPLOYER: CAPITAL ONE FINANCIAL
SECOND: DXC TECHNOLOGY
THIRD: BANK OF AMERICA HOME LOANS
OTHER TOP 10: RED BEE MEDIA, TOYOTA, FRITO-LAY, JC PENNEY, NTTA DATA, TEXAS HEALTH & MEDICAL CITY
Parks and Recreation
Plano is committed to providing an outstanding park system throughout the city. With over 3800 acres of parks and trails, five recreation centers, numerous activity programs, and special events, which all contribute to the quality of life in Plano. This is managed by the nationally accredited Plano Parks and Recreation Department.
Recently redesigned, The Shops at Willow Bend offers world-class shopping, dining, and events experience plus an executive office tower.
Some of the most desirable shopping in north Texas is in Plano. Such as The Shops at Legacy, as well as a prime location at Legacy and the North Dallas Toll Road. Enjoy dining, entertainment, services, and events.