Welcome to Plano
Recognized for being one of the safest and wealthiest cities in the Western US, Plano
has something for everyone. Located close to Dallas, the city is abundant with parks, recreation areas, and is culturally diverse. Residents enjoy weekend farmer's markets Downtown, amazing public transit, and popular events such as the Plano Balloon Festival.
Suburban yet lively, the tree-lined neighborhoods are full of gorgeous homes, with proximity to parks, shops, and entertainment.
What to Love
- Diverse recreational activities
- Family-friendly and welcoming
- Highly-rated public schools
- Unique shops and boutiques
- Plano Loves Pups, Forbes write-up.
People & Lifestyle
There is a strong sense of community in the area, mostly because of the many families and young professionals. With a population of over 280,000, Plano is an active neighborhood. Known for being a family town, many residents take advantage of the highly-rated public schools and the abundance of outdoor activities. Safe, vibrant, and walkable, Plano takes pride in enjoying life to the fullest— a stroll through town to sunsets at one of the many parks.
Plano has a three-prong approach when it comes to economic growth; business attraction, business retention and expansion, and redevelopment. The goal is to create new primary jobs that pay more than the prevailing wage, increase the amount of income coming into the community from outside its market area. Visit the Plano Economic Development site
to keep up with the latest economic news.
Things to Do
From local music venues in the downtown Arts District and Plano Metropolitan Ballet performances to the sprawling Bob Woodruff Park and
It's miles of walking or jogging trails, there is no shortage of things to do and see in Plano, Texas.
There are endless shopping options to experience. Dallas may be known as one of the top shopping destinations in the U.S., but just 20 miles north, you can continue the one-of-a-kind shopping adventure in Plano.
Legacy West: A lush, urban hotspot filled with retail, dining, and music experiences. Equipped with a modern dining hall, there is a wide range of places to choose from. At night, it is typical for Legacy West to be filled with people for events and live music.
The Shops at Legacy: Similar and close to Legacy West, The Shops at Legacy is yet just another upscale shopping adventure. Of course, there are many restaurants to ensure your dining experience is a great one.
From Legacy West, The Shops at Legacy, The Shops at Willow Bend to the Downtown Plano Arts District, and everywhere in between – Plano is brimming with shopping areas.
Plano may not have professional sports teams, but it's definitely offering opportunities for youth sports and amateurs alike, providing five recreation centers, two public golf courses, 133 public tennis courts, nine public swimming pools, 168 athletic fields, 160,000 sq ft of indoor wood courts, and two full sheets of ice in a single location.
Plano has also developed a reputation for producing amateur youth sports tournaments at a professional level if you don't want to miss a game mark this page
as a favorite.
The Texas Pool
is a great way to beat the summer heat in a giant pool shaped like Texas. Oak Point Park
offers canoeing and treetop adventures for outdoor enthusiasts.
Explore the best-rated trails. With more than 110 trails covering 459 miles, you're bound to find a perfect path for you. Learn all you need to know on all the trails, including descriptions, trail maps, photos, and reviews here
The Arbor Hills Nature Reserve is a beautiful park located in the heart of Plano. The Reserve has vast walking and biking trails and provides you with gorgeous scenery.
The Go Ape Zipline and Adventure Park is another place to go to get outdoors. This Treetop adventure provides a thrilling experience and breathtaking views along the way.
Crayola Experience Plano
is where the magic of Crayola comes to life! With 60,000 square feet of attractions, Crayola Experience is Texas' most colorful family destination for interactive, creative play!
You'll also find scavenger hunts, miniature golf, arts facilities, and so much more (too many to list)! Don't miss out on the family-friendly offerings.
Town Homes At Legacy Town Center features mostly competitively priced midsize homes. This is a well-established community that dates back to 2005, and construction was completed around 2013.
Russell Creek is an established, small-town community. Homebuyers browsing this community can choose from high-end, midsize single-family homes that sport stunning curb appeal. Russell Creek not only offers quality built homes, but homeowners also have access to amenities that help them maintain an active and social lifestyle.
Hunters Glen is located between Highway 75 and the Dallas North Tollway, is approximately 6 miles from downtown Plano and 27 miles away from downtown Dallas. Residents enjoy the accessibility of the community's many amenities, proximity to both Lewisville Lake and Lavon Lake, and the wealth of nearby shopping and dining options available in downtown Plano and beyond.
Shoal Creek is a serene, suburban community. Located near highways 121 and 289, Shoal Creek is 15 miles west of Downtown Plano, around 10 miles west of Downtown Lewisville, and approximately 24 miles north of Downtown Dallas. Residents of this beautifully landscaped community enjoy the mature tree-lined streets, the predominance of green space from the Shady Brook Trail, and the accessibility of a multitude of dining and entertainment options located along the nearby Dallas North Tollway.