Everything In One Place
What’s not to say about Plano, Texas? Plano has everything – great schools, great job opportunities, great entertainment, and best of all, great people! The popular city of Plano is only 20 miles northeast of downtown Dallas and a little less than 20 miles west of our very own Lake Ray Hubbard. Just recently, Niche.com named Plano the Best City In America To Raise A Family and Nerdwallet.com ranked it as the Top Most Affordable Place In America. Maybe more importantly, the Movoto Real Estate Blog just listed the city as the 4th safest city in the country. We really could go on and on about why Plano is the right place for anybody looking to relocate to the perfect destination. If you would like more proof, feel free to click here and see how long the list actually is.
Plano got its start back in the early 1840s, when settlers came to the area and quickly began to build a new town. A store, a sawmill, and a gristmill drew people’s attention, as well as the completion of the Houston and Central Texas Railway in 1872. By 1900, there were about 1,300 people living in Plano and by 1960 the population had doubled. Over the next couple of decades, the city really kicked into motion with many government projects in the works, so that by 1980 the city had more than 70,000 residents calling this place home. During that decade, a number of large corporations began moving their headquarters to Plano, including Frito-Lay, J.C. Penny, and Dr. Pepper. Today, there is an estimated 280,000 people in what some would believe to be the greatest city in the country.
There are so many things to do while in Plano. If you are really feeling the need to shop, there are more than 70 shopping centers in the city, including the Collin Creek Mall. Visit the downtown area to browse specialty shops and boutiques for trinkets, hand-made jewelry, and antiquities. While you’re there, you can get a bite to eat of just about any style of food and dining. Several eateries offer rooftop dining, including Urban Crust and Zanata. You can check out a live music show at the amphitheater in Oak Point, the city’s largest park. Besides having the amphitheater, Oak Point Park is 800 acres of beauty and trails. Speaking of trails, there are more than 56 miles of them all throughout Plano. Another great outdoor destination is the Arbor Hills Nature Reserve, a 200-acre park with hiking and biking trails that lead you through three different ecosystems.
Plano is served by one of the top districts in the country, Plano Independent School District. PISD serves several other surrounding cities as well, including Dallas, Garland, Murphy, Wylie, Richardson, and Allen. There are 72 school campuses in the district and it is known for having some of the highest scores on SATs and college entrance exams in America.
There are so many beautiful, family-friendly neighborhoods in Plano. So many, in fact, that we can’t list them all. A few of the most popular neighborhoods include Parkway Estates, Harrington Homestead, Preston Ridge, and Briarwood Estates.
If you’re considering a move to Dallas, or are relocating for work, there’s no better home and community resource than The Dream Connectors. Together, Sylvia Seabolt and her mother Gale have decades of experience in the Southeast Dallas real estate market. Sylvia was the 2013 Texas Chapter of Women’s Council of REALTORS® President, and is currently serving on the National Executive Committee and as the Region 9 Vice President for Women’s Council of REALTORS®. A resident of Rowlett, Sylvia loves spending time with her family on Lake Ray Hubbard. For expert advice on communities and schools in southeast Dallas, contact The Dream Connectors today at 972-226-1900 or email Sylvia directly for a quick response!