Living the Good Life in Plano

Did you know Plano was voted #5 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.

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Exceptional Academic Environment

The Plano Independent School Distrist (PISD) has long played a vital role in Plano’s economic success.  It’s reputation for excellence continues to lure professional families and, in turn, companies to Plano.  With enrollment of 52,629 students, PISD boasts one of the highest performances on college entrance exams in the nation.

Diverse Population

Plano’s estimated population of 284,579 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.  Plano’s location in the Central Time Zone and close proximity to DFW International Airport allows same-day departures and returns for both the East and West Coasts.

Best City to Live in Texas

Plano is one of the best places to live in Texas, according to Niche.  Living in Plano offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes.  With lots of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks many families and young professionals live in Plano.

America’s Safest City

For the second year in a row, the City of Plano has been ranked as one of the best run and safest cities in America with a population over 250,000 according to Forbes magazine.  Forbes rated communities based on the number of violent crimes:  murder, forcible rape, robbery, and aggravated assault.  Next, ranked each city by the number of traffic fatalities per 100,000 residents using data from the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration.  As part of welcoming you to our wonderful community, we have compiled a list of helpful information to make your transition into Plano seamless as possible.  Read more in the 2020 Relocation and Community Guide.


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