Located 20 miles north of Dallas in north-central Texas, Plano is the ninth-largest city in the state, and boasts a safe, family-friendly suburban environment.
Residents of Plano enjoy 4,000 acres of green space, including parks and more than 40 miles of hiking and biking trails. Home to six Fortune 1000 companies, Plano also offers plenty of professional opportunities. In the historic downtown area, there are quaint storefronts, brick-paved streets and over 50 specialty shops, including antique and craft stores, and art galleries. When it's time for a night out, residents of Plano can choose from over 700 full-service restaurants.
The Dallas Area Rapid Transit System allows for short commute into Dallas, while the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, 27 miles away, and Dallas Love Field Airport, 20 miles away, make for easy business or weekend trips.
The 'Dallas' Southfork Ranch, in nearby Parker. (Photo courtesy of Jim Bowen)
Renting in Plano, TX
Apartments for rent in Plano are in high demand. While the cost of living is relatively low, rent prices are typically more than the county and state averages.
Southfork Ranch: Tour the ranch made famous by the TV series 'Dallas,' located 7 miles from downtown PlanoInterurban Railway Museum ? This museum honors the depot that served as a primary stop on the Texas Electric Railway, which ran from Denison to Dallas beginning in the early 1900s.Heritage Farmstead ? Built in 1891, this farmstead now serves as a museum and learning center.Oak Point Park and Nature Preserve ? This 800-acre property, features 8.5 miles of trails along Rowlett Creek and an amphitheater with seating for 1,000.Arbor Hills Nature Preserve: ? Encompassing 200-acres, this preserve has three distinct ecoregions: riparian forest, upland forest and blackland prairie.Six Flags Over Texas ?Thirty miles from Plano, this Arlington amusement park is larger than Disneyland.