Located just 20 minutes north of Downtown Dallas, Plano is a very popular and family-friendly suburb of Dallas that is home to hundreds of restaurants and an abundance of spectacular retail shopping! Old Historic Downtown Plano charms with its brick streets and 50 specialty shops and eateries. The annual Plano Balloon Festival draws huge crowds with over 50 hot air balloons participating. As a result, Plano is known as the “Hot Air Balloon Capital of Texas”. Another tourist draw is the famous Southfork Ranch, home of JR Ewing and the cast and crew of the television series “Dallas”. The show’s episode titled “Who Shot JR”? was watched by a record of over 63 million people worldwide! Plano has many venues for outdoor activities, such as parks, golf courses and miles of hike and bike trails.
Plano had seen significant development and corporate relocation in recent years, with the biggest development being Legacy West, a $3 billion dollar, 240-acre mixed use project on the SW corner of the Dallas Tollway and State Hwy 121 in Plano. Plano is the corporate headquarters of Toyota Motors, Nokia, Allied Data Systems, Cinemark Holdings, Dr.Pepper-Snapple Group, J.C.Penney, Rent-A-Center, Frito-Lay and Yum! China Holdings. Housing in Plano ranges from the smaller, tidy brick homes in the older part of Plano east of 75 Central Expressway, to the multi-million dollar mansions in the Bent Tree and Willow Bend neighborhoods. Plano has a stellar reputation for being a safe, family-oriented town with great schools, wonderful outdoor venues, fantastic restaurants and incredible shopping!The median home price in Plano is $329k, and home prices continue to rise with strong demand for housing in there.