Plano, Texas Real Estate and Community Information
Plano is a Texas community that is located about 20 miles northeast of the Dallas downtown area in Collin County. This location offers convenient access to Interstate 30, Interstate 35-East, Interstate 635 and United States Highway 75. This location also offers access to several nearby communities including Arlington, Fort Worth, Highland Park, Richardson and University Park.
A Brief Community History
Plano's first modern inhabitants include a group of English settlers who arrived from the nearby Peters Colony in 1845. They soon established farms, factories and ranches on land that once belonged to the Caddo and Cherokee Indians.
Plano's population grew during the middle of the 19th century after ranchers and farmers discovered the convenience of Plano's location near the Shawnee Trail. This growth encouraged the development of a branch of the Houston and Texas Central Railway near our downtown area that spurred growth in Plano's economy until World War II.
Modern interest in Plano's real estate market was established during the early 1970s by Dallas-area residents who discovered Plano's low crime rates, beautiful parks, excellent schools and reasonable living costs. This interest has continued to encourage many Dallas-area homebuilders to construct homes that are located in some of the Dallas area’s most popular neighborhoods and subdivisions.
Plano is now a modern Texas city that has been named the “Best Place to Live in the Western United States” several times by CNN Money magazine. This is not surprising because Plano offers its residents viable career choices, peaceful neighborhoods and many attractions that allow families to enjoy a wonderful standard of living. As a result, we expect demand for Plano homes for sale to continue to increase in the future as more homebuyers discover the value of living in Plano.
General Information About Plano's Homes for Sale
Most Plano homes for sale have been constructed since 1950 by many of the Dallas-Fort Worth area's most popular homebuilders. Most of these homes are located in traditional neighborhoods and subdivisions that were established during the middle of the 20th century around Plano’s downtown area. Other Plano homes for sale are located in planned communities that offer access to many luxurious amenities.
Most of these homes feature flexible floor plans, large basements, fun game rooms and cozy attics that offer many exciting interior design options. Furthermore, many of these homes also feature valuable amenities such as hardwood floors, stainless steel kitchen appliances and inviting fireplaces that are a tremendous value.
Plano is home to many lovely neighborhoods that offer families tree-lined streets, quiet surroundings and access to many fun attractions. Some of the most popular Plano neighborhoods include:
- Cyprus Point.
- The Downtown Plano Historic District.
- Prestonwood Hills.
- Shoal Creek.
Other popular neighborhoods include Santa Fe Estates, Willow Bend Lakes, Frankford Lakes and Cabridge Place.
Educational Opportunities at a Glance
Plano is home to several public and private schools that offer the practical and social skills needed to lead a productive life. Some of our clients' favorite schools include:
- The Plano Independent School District's schools.
- Great Lakes Academy.
- Spring Creek Academy.
- Prestonwood Christian Academy
- John Paul II High School
- Collin College.
- Dallas Baptist University.
A Brief Overview of Plano's Economy
Plano's economy features a diverse mix of electronics, financial, healthcare and logistics firms that take advantage of our area's low business costs to create value for customers. Other firms that drive growth in Plano's economy include a well-known potato chip manufacturer and several retail establishments that offer many opportunities to gain valuable work skills.
Parks and Recreation Opportunities
Plano operates a modern parks and recreation department that operates more than 40 recreational facilities including a modern athletic center, a tennis center, two golf courses, five libraries and six community centers. Other popular recreational facilities include Oak Point Park Amphitheater, two swimming pools and 15 urban hiking trails.
Moreover, Plano's parks and recreation department offers more than 150 leisure activities that are designed to help you find meaningful ways to develop a holistic way to stay healthy and active. Some of our clients' favorite leisure activities include art classes, computer classes, fitness classes, dance classes, swimming lessons and several recreational sports activities. For more information about these leisure activities, please call 972-941-7000.
Moreover, Plano is also located within a 40-mile radius of several lakes and state parks that offer exciting backpacking, camping, fishing and hunting opportunities. Some of our favorite nearby lakes and national forests include:
- Arrowhead Lake.
- Lake Lavon.
- Lake Ray Hubbard.
- Dinosaur Valley State Park
- Bonham State Park.
Plano's location near the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex offers homebuyers access to more than 2,000 fun attractions that offer something fun to do for everyone. Some of our favorite Metroplex attractions include the Dallas Arboretum, the Dallas Zoo, Texas Motor Speedway, the Dr Pepper Museum, the Fort Worth Stockyards and the Nasher Sculpture Center.
If you want to travel closer to home, be sure to visit some of Plano's most popular attractions that offer a fun way to spend time with your family. Some of our favorite Plano-area attractions include the Arbor Hills Nature Preserve, Fairview Farms and the Plano Heritage Farmstead.
We are located near many fun events that offer a great way to make new friends while experiencing Texas's famous hospitality firsthand. Some of our favorite events include the Brazos Valley Museum's Boonville Festival, the Plano FarmFest, the Tacolanda Taco Festival, the Plano International Festival and the Parkerfest Fall Festival. For more information about events that take place near Plano, please visit this event website that is maintained by the Visit Plano Tourism Board.