About Plano, TX
Located just fifteen miles north of Dallas, Plano real estate is in one of the largest suburbs in the Dallas-Forth Worth metroplex. The city embodies the true essence of suburban living. Home to over 250,000 people, homes in Plano offer residents easy access to all the advantages of a big city wrapped up in a small town package. Known as the "Balloon Capital of Texas" because of the annual hot air balloon races held here, Plano real estate is a great choice for anyone.
Plano Real Estate: Home to Southfork Ranch
Plano homes are an especially popular choice for corporate employees. Once seen as a Dallas bedroom community, many of the country's largest and most-recognized companies now have their headquarters in the city including Electronic Data Systems, JC Penney, Dr. Pepper, Snapple Group, Frito Lay, Cinemark Theatres, Ericsson, HP Enterprise, and Pizza Hut. Real estate in Plano increased in popularity after many workers became employed by local companies and no longer needed to commute.
The famous "Southfork Ranch" lies on Plano's eastern edge. This attraction draws in millions of visitors each year, eager to see the original location of the classic television show "Dallas." The ranch is currently an event and conference center and home to the KLTY-FM radio Christian concert "Celebrate Freedom" held annually each Independence Day.
Plano Property For Sale
Plano homes are close to parks, trails and numerous country clubs and golf courses. The city is served by the Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) public transportation system, as well as buses and LRT. The city offers great shopping, dining, and entertainment so residents don't have to travel far from real estate in Plano to have a great night out. Check out everything this great suburban city has to offer today!
Plano - West Homes for Sale
Located just a short fifteen miles north of Dallas, Plano is one of the largest suburbs in the DFW metroplex and embodies the true essence of suburban living. Home to a quarter of a million people, the "Balloon Capital of Texas" (a nickname for its annual balloon races), offers all of the advantages of a big city wrapped up in a small town package. Plano is the corporate headquarters for some of the country's largest and most-recognized companies. Tree-lined Legacy Drive (between Preston Road and State Highway 121) in west Plano is just bursting with corporate campuses. Electronic Data Systems, JC Penney, Cadbury Schweppes Americas Beverages, Frito Lay, Cinemark Theatres, Rent-A-Center, Perot Systems, and Neiman Marcus all call Plano home. For more of the earthy edge, Plano West also hosts the Arbor Hill Nature Preserve, White Rock Trail Park as well as the slightly more man made Hills of Prestonwood and Gleneagles Country Clubs. The area offers high end shopping at the "Shops at Willow Bend," a uniquely designed modern shopping mall. Plano is also one of many cities in the area that participate in the Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) public transportation system. Plano is served by both bus lines and in recent years by light rail. Students living in Plano are served by the Plano Independent School District including Plano West High School.