Welcome to Plano, Texas

Plano Balloon Festival

population 275,000

Plano is a vibrant suburb centrally located about 20 miles north of downtown Dallas. Plano is a fantastic place to live and run a business, and is home to major corporate headquarters.

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.

In 2018 NICHE ranked Plano #4 Best Cities to Live in America and #1 Best City to Buy a House in America based on crime, public schools, cost of living, job opportunities, and local amenities.

education

Plano Independent School District is a top rated and has over 54,500 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. PISD is rated #10 Best School District in Texas out of 995 districts. See the full report card from NICHE.

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,
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Parks, Recreation, Shopping in Plano, Texas

Swimming lessons at the Recreation Center

Parks & Recreation

Plano is committed to providing an outstanding park system throughout the city.

Over 3800 acres of parks and trails, five recreation centers, numerous activity programs and special events all contribute to the quality of life in Plano. This is managed by the nationally accredited Plano Parks and Recreation Department.

The yearly Plano Balloon Festival that happens every September.

Shopping

Recently redesigned, The Shops at Willow Bend offers world-class shopping, dining and events experience. Executive office tower is scheduled to open in 2019.

Some of the most desirable shopping in north Texas is The Shops at Legacy, with a primo location at Legacy and the North Dallas Toll Road. Enjoy dining, entertainment, services and events.

For more information about the numerous shopping options visit Shopping in Plano.

 

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