Elegant Living in Plano … Collin County, Texas


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Plano Texas, Residential Oasis and Corporate Hub

Of all the communities in North Texas, Plano stands out for several quality-of-life reasons. It is a draw to over 273,000 suburban residents, as of a 2009 census estimate and is the 9th largest city in Texas. Even though Plano isn’t the county seat of Collin County (McKinney is), Plano surpassed McKinney’s population back in 1990.

In 2005, Plano was designated the best place to live in the western United States by CNN Money magazine. In 2006, Plano was selected as the 11th best place to live … in the whole United States … by CNN Money magazine.

In 2008, Forbes.com selected the 3 prestigious Dallas suburbs of Plano, University Park, and Highland Park as the three “Top Suburbs To Live Well” of Dallas. Previously, in 1994, Plano was recognized as an All-America City.

Plano is also corporate home to over some of the country’s largest and most recognized companies. In fact, the following companies are either headquartered in Plano or have regional offices here:

  • Ericsson Inc
  • Rent-A-Center
  • Crossmark
  • Dell Services
  • HP Enterprise Services (formerly E.D.S., Electronic Data Systems)
  • Perot Systems Corporation (now part of Dell)
  • J.C. Penney
  • Frito-Lay
  • Cinemark Theatres
  • Capital One Auto Finance
  • Oracle
  • Rug Doctor
  • Safety-Kleen
  • Dr Pepper Snapple Group
  • Alcatel-Lucent
  • Siemens PLM Software

While many Plano residents commute to work in Dallas or other suburbs, many have a very short local commute.

How it All Began in Plano

In the early 1840s, several settlers came to the area around Plano. Facilities such as a sawmill, a gristmill, and a store brought more people to the area. Mail service was established, and after rejecting several names for the budding town (including naming it in honor of then-President Millard Fillmore), the locals suggested the name Plano, from the Spanish word for “flat,” a reference to the terrain of the area. The name was accepted by the post office.

In 1872, the completion of the Houston and Texas Railroads helped the city grow, and the population grew to more than 500 by 1874. In 1873, the city officially incorporated.

In 1881, a fire raged through the central business district, destroying most of the buildings: 63 in all. The town was rebuilt, and business again flourished through the 1880s. In 1895, the PISD (Plano Independent School District) was formed.

In more recent times, while other suburbs grew more quickly, Plano’s (then) relative distance caused it to grow more slowly. In 1970, the population reached almost 18,000. By 1980, population had grown to over 72,000. And by 1990, the population had almost doubled, to almost 129,000.

Educational Opportunities in and nearby Plano

Plano schools consistently score among the highest in the nation.

The Plano Independent School District serves most of city. Other students are served by Allen ISD, Frisco ISD and by Lewisville ISD.

Student enrollment has increased dramatically over the past few decades. Plano has a unique high school system, in which grades 9-10 attend a high school and grades 11-12 attend a senior high. There are 70 public schools, 16 private schools, two campuses of the Collin County Community College District (Collin College), and six libraries in Plano. There are 5 colleges or universities within about 10 miles or less of Plano.

SMU-in-Plano, formerly SMU-in-Legacy, a branch of Southern Methodist University, is a graduate university serving the needs of 3,000 working professionals. Its academic programs include business, engineering and computer training, education and continuing education.

What Makes Plano TX Unique in North Texas

Plano is also the Hot Air Balloon Capital of Texas. The annual Plano Balloon Festival and the Plano International Festival are two of the city’s premiere cultural and entertainment events.

It is also known as the Gymnastics Capital of the World. Among other sport accolades, Plano is home to the World Olympic Gymnastics Academy (WOGA), the training ground of 2004 and 2008 Olympic All Around Champions, Carly Patterson and Nastia Liukin. The gym is owned by Patterson’s coach, Yevgeny Marchenko, and Liukin’s coach and father, Valeri Liukin.

Several celebrities have either been born in Plano or make their life here now. Some include:

  • Nastia Liukin, gymnastics, 5-time Olympic medalist including all-around gold and nine-time world medalist
  • Lance Armstrong, professional cyclist (his birthplace)
  • Troy Aikman, former professional football player, Dallas Cowboys
  • Spencer Adams, former professional baseball player, New York Yankees, Pittsburgh Pirates, St. Louis Cardinals and Washington Senators
  • Fred Couples, professional golfer
  • Michael Irvin, former professional football player, Dallas Cowboys
  • Boz Scaggs, musician
  • Chace Crawford, actor
  • Hunter Parrish, actor
  • Kevin McHale, actor known for his role as Artie in the television series Glee, singer
  • Michael Urie, actor known for his role as Marc St. James in the television series Ugly Betty

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Additional data about Plano houses for sale, schools and demographic information can be found at:

http://www.city-data.com/city/Plano-Texas.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plano,_Texas
http://www.bestplaces.net/city/Plano-Texas.aspx
http://www.planotx.org/Pages/default.aspx

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