Central Plano Neighborhood
Located 20 miles northeast of downtown Dallas, Plano boasts a population of nearly 275,000 residents making it the the 9th most populous city in the state of Texas. Families are drawn to Plano for the excellent public schools while businesses and professionals like the convenience and easy access to highways and neighboring communities. Recently voted the #1 city to raise a family in the U.S. by Niche ranks, Plano’s popularity among families continues to grow. North Central Plano is all about access. Access to strong public schools, parks and recreational areas, newer housing, safe neighborhoods, and major highways. Central Plano has one of the highest rankings in the area among families with kids as well as empty nesters. Safe streets, reasonable commutes, retail shopping, and numerous dining options continue to give Central Plano a competitive advantage. Four major highways are easily accessible from Central Plano: the Bush Turnpike to the south, State Highway 121 to the north, the Dallas North Tollway to the west and Central Expressway to the east. Central Plano’s accessibility to area attractions continue to make it one of the most popular communities in the Metroplex.
West Plano Neighborhood
Even before the bulldozers got to work at the new Toyota headquarters, West Plano was booming. In addition to numerous office developments, the successful Shops at Legacy brought commercial and residential growth to the West Plano area. The explosive growth helped propel West Plano to the top spot of the Dallas Morning News’ 2015 annual list of the best neighborhoods in North Texas. The area ranked No. 1 for families with kids and for empty nesters. Data analysis found West Plano to be among the region’s safest areas, and the neighborhood schools were at the top of the rankings. Large employers including Dr Pepper Snapple, Ericsson, Frito-Lay and J.C. Penney already make their corporate or regional homes in Plano’s northwestern sector. Soon, Toyota and FedEx Office and Print Services will join them.
East Plano Neighborhood
With its established neighborhoods, rejuvenated downtown scene, and expansive nature preserve, East Plano has a unique character and charm in a suburban community.
Home to some of the city’s oldest homes, East Plano offers a variety of home sizes and ages providing a wealth of opportunities and options for residents. Sharing the spotlight with West and Central Plano, East Plano topped the 2015 Dallas Morning News’ annual ranking of top neighborhoods in North Texas making it an attractive community for growing families. East Plano residents also have quick access to an array of parks, from the quaint Haggard Park near the downtown district to the hundreds of acres that make up the Oak Point Park and Nature Preserve.
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Updated: 24th April, 2019 8:16 AM.