Welcome to Plano

Boasting great neighborhoods, strong schools and ample parks, Plano’s citizens enjoy a high standard of living. Many of the country's largest and most recognized companies have moved their headquarters to Plano.

Key Details


quality of life, ample job opportunities, safe, good schools, restaurants


Commute Times
DFW Airport 26m by car
Love Field Airport 22m by car
Downtown Dallas 22m by car
Downtown Fort Worth 45m by car
East to West North Murphy Road to Plano Parkway
North to South Sam Rayburn Tollway to President George Bush Turnpike
Nearby Neighborhoods Richardson, Allen, Frisco, The Colony, Addison

Around the Block

What was once a quiet farming outpost is now a booming suburban area.

Plano began as a rural farming community and is now hallmarked as a diverse city that is often named one of the best places to live in Texas. The city adopted a growth mindset in the 1980s and has boasted good work opportunities since with no signs of slowing down.

What to expect:
Stout roster of top corporations’ offices.

Each year, more companies choose to relocate their headquarters or open large office spaces in Plano due to its good cost of living for employees and plentiful commercial space. The city is home to many corporations, including J.C. Penny, Frito Lay, Toyota, Pizza Hut, FedEx, Bank of America, McAfee and more. Between the city’s high median annual income and the growing job market, it’s always a good time to search for a job in Plano.

The lifestyle:
A convenient ease to daily life.

Residents of Plano have quick access to trendy entertainment, top shopping, professional sports and award-winning restaurants, but enjoy the safety, community and tranquility of living in a smaller city. Easy access to major freeways as well as close proximity to DFW International Airport make Plano a wonderful place to call home.

Unexpected appeal:
The best in dining and retail at your fingertips.

With over 700 restaurants to choose from, the plethora and quality of dining options in Plano mirror those of any big city. Plano’s Legacy West shopping center offers luxurious, local favorites and creative dining is taken to the next level at Legacy Hall, a one-of-a-kind artisanal food hall. Plano also offers a historic downtown area with world-class restaurants and unique shops.

The market:
Strong public schools elicit a competitive housing market.

With its highly rated public schools, Plano attracts many affluent families and young professionals. The real estate market in Plano is competitive, particularly in the Plano West area, where well-priced homes sell very quickly. The diversity in its residents is reflected in the diversity of the home styles available, with styles ranging from traditional homes to luxurious custom-built homes and historic homes.

You'll fall in love with:
Abundant Outdoor activities.

Plano has no shortage of natural and recreational activities. Residents are able to lead active lifestyles thanks to plentiful biking trails and over 85 parks, such as Arbor Hills Nature Preserve. Plano also has outstanding options for the avid golfer.