Living the Good Life in Plano

Did you know Plano was voted #1 place to live and work in the United States? Plano residents enjoy a remarkable quality of life. Read on and learn more about why Plano residents are proud to call this “city of excellence” home.


Exceptional Academic Environment

Commitment to academic excellence is the hallmark of the Plano Independent School District. Plano ISD students have far exceeded the state and national average for college entrance exams. The city’s three senior high schools were named among American’s best schools by Newsweek magazine.

Diverse Population

Plano’s estimated population of 280,000 is a vibrant group representing a variety of ages, backgrounds, religions, and cultures. This diverse group comes together to create a connected community with a distinctive friendly nature and independent spirit.

Residential Neighborhoods

Plano offers a wonderful mix of peaceful suburban living with dynamic, urban amenities. Housing is available to suit the needs of all residents from young professionals to new families to senior citizens and everyone in between. Whether you’re looking for loft-style living in a walkable, mixed-use development or the classic four bedroom dream home, Plano has a neighborhood to suit your lifestyle to a tee.

Outstanding City Amenities

Residents of Plano have access to an array of amenities that enhance quality of life. Plano has been named one of the healthiest cities and with first class-parks and recreational facilities, the city offers multiple ways to enjoy the outdoors.

Best City to Live in Texas

In 2019, Plano ranked #5 in the nation for Best Cities to Live in America by Niche. Described as a “corporate center with a small-town vibe,” Plano has among the lowest crime rate of any Texas city and some of the lowest tax rates in the region.

America’s Safest City

In a 2010 article titled “America’s Safest Cities,” Forbes rated communities based on the number of violent crimes per 100,000 residents in 2009, as reported by the FBI, as well as on the number of traffic fatalities per 100,000 residents using 2008 data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Plano is often considered among the “best run” and “safest” cities with a population over 250,000. Read more in the 2020 Relocation and Community Guide.

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