9.3 out of 10

Plano

Ranked 1st best city in Texas
33.05655407716 -96.7109173359868
Great for
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Shopping Options
  • Internet Access
  • Medical Facilities
  • Schools
Not great for
  • No ratings yet
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Who lives here?
  • Families with kids
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Retirees
  • Trendy & Stylish

Reviews

5/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Just moved here and love it."

A central suburb of Dallas-Fort worth. Great location, easy access to highway and being next door to Dallas is priceless. Schools district is among top three in DFW. Safe, diverse and family friendly. Stable home resale. Low property taxes.
Pros
  • cost of living
  • good schools
  • shopping
  • One of the most safe and convenient place on earth to raise family.
  • Friendly people.
Cons
  • Good mix of historic homes, ranches, mansions, cookie cutters and tasteful contemporaries.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
5/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Fantastic Dallas Suburb"

Plano is one of the best suburb in north of Dallas. You get location, nice home resale, excellent schools, greenery, shopping, dinning, entertainment and its pretty affordable. Most residents are educated and high earners. It's equally popular among young couples, families, empty nesters and retired folks.

No its not San Francisco or Hawaii but you wouldn't find those in any part of the Texas.
Pros
  • Friendly people.
  • cost of living
  • good schools
  • shopping
  • One of the most safe and convenient place on earth to raise family.
Cons
  • Exurbanites and city folks are equally envious of us, all the good things a suburb can offer and a short commute to city amenities. :-)
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
Yale66
Yale66 Realtors tried to take us towards far flung exurbs to new subdivisions where they get bigger commission for little effort but we made it clear that we need to stay central and if we can't afford Highland Park then Plano is our other choice.
2yrs+
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Plano Rocks"

Plano is a highly desireable suburb of Dallas. Its a great location, offers top ranking schools, excellent city government, wins best place to live awards every single year. West Plano is the wealthier part with multi million dollar properties, Downtown is lovely. Plano is known for convenient lifestyle where every amenity from parks, shopping, dinning, to hospitals and entertainment is at your doorstep. Its a very diverse and moderate place with a family friendly atmosphere. Shops at Willowbend, Lakeside at Preston/Park and Legacy Village are popular hang outs. Pkano is home to many Fortune 500 companies and offers easy commute to other DFW employers and airports as well. Far West side of town has best access to all three tollways and best of the best schools. PISD is one of the most well regarded school district which caters children from early childhood classes to International baccalaureate/ Advance Placement/Health Profession/ Science n technology Academies and send them off to top universities. Willowbend Country, Kings Lake, Cypress Creek, Lakeside, Prestonwoods, Ranchero Estates, Avignon and Gleneagles are prestigious neighborhoods. Golf courses, swimming pools, nature reserves, tennis courts, ball fields, walking/biking trails are almost all year round activities thanks to good weather.
Pros
  • One of the most safe and convenient place on earth to raise family.
  • cost of living
  • good schools
  • shopping
Cons
  • Good mix of historic homes, ranches, mansions, cookie cutters and tasteful contemporaries.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
BCB BCB
3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 2/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 1/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 1/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Overrated"

Plano is a very large suburban city in the DFW metroplex with nearly 300K residents. It is well known for its endless shopping and gridded streets but also for its needless pretentiousness. Plano is somehow viewed as DFW's wealthy city, when in fact it's not even close to the top five highest income towns in DFW. Also, most of Plano's neighborhoods have tiny lots and homeowners must use public alleyways which can be a big negative when considering purchasing a home. However, Plano offers good schools, moderate safety, and great shopping. There are two malls in Plano, one is nicer than the other. The city is located north of Dallas and it is nestled in between three tollroads, so commuting will be costly.
Pros
  • cost of living
  • good schools
  • shopping
Cons
  • horrible traffic
  • snobby attitude
  • oceans of cookie-cutter homes and bland atmosphere
Recommended for
  • Singles
Goodman
Goodman Have you ever been to Plano? I wouldn't bother with other rubbish but recommended for singles? Its a highly family oriented town, Legacy Town center, Old Downtown and Austin Ranch are the only suitable pockets for singles. Google homes on Realtor.com to see prices of the houses.
2yrs+
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Unranked Neighborhoods in Plano

Briarwood

4/5
33.0267734699391 -96.6725822326395

Clearview

4/5
33.0530190311625 -96.7055811534672

Creekdale

4/5
33.0684698185239 -96.713820967325
33.0145182655129 -96.7209848156204

Forman

3/5
"Nice and affordable...a great place for your first home"
33.021038982419 -96.6618137054865

Old Towne

4.5/5
"One of Plano's Best"
33.0218052036488 -96.691670585959
"Estates of Cypress Creek (Midway Corridor-West Plano)"
33.0339046796135 -96.6885033473561

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