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What Bert Has To Say About Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington Metro Area

Dallas is the eastern, larger half of the Dallas–Fort Worth “Metroplex.” Dallas is what most people think of when they first think of Texas—big, busy, growing, cosmopolitan, rich, glitzy, and self-confident. Dozens of gleaming downtown skyscrapers tower above the level plains, while an assortment of neighborhoods and suburban commercial centers sprawl in all directions around the city core. It has far outgrown its beltway and is supported by a spider web of freeways going in all directions, a network almost without compare in other U.S. cities. Long commutes are common, thanks to the large population, growth rate, and urban sprawl, but most don’t commute to the city itself. A rapidly developing rail-transit program is helping to cope, but Dallas is pretty much as “motor city.”


Quick Facts About Plano

    The unemployment rate in Plano is 4.30 percent(U.S. avg. is 6.30%). Recent job growth is Positive. Plano jobs have Increased by 3.43 percent.
    Compared to the rest of the country, Plano's cost of living is 14.70% Higher than the U.S. average.
    As of 2014, Plano's population is 263,122 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 18.41 percent.
    Average Commute time is 26 minutes. The National Average is 25 minutes.
    The median home cost in Plano is $249,200. Home appreciation the last year has been 11.10 percent.
    Plano public schools spend $11,521 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,435. There are about 14.5 students per teacher in Plano.

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