Best Places to Live in Plano, Texas

Regional center - Northeast Texas
Pros
-Entertainment
-Arts and culture
-Diverse economy
Cons
-Growth and sprawl
-Unattractive physical setting
-Summer heat

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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

City: Plano
Zip Codes: 75025 75093 75074 75023 75024 75075
Time zone: Central Standard Time (CST)
Elevation: 596 ft above sea level

Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Plano is 3.50% (U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Positive. Plano jobs have increased by 3.09%. Learn More...
COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Plano's cost of living is 20.70% higher than the U.S. average. Learn More... or Compare Plano's Cost of Living
POPULATION
Plano's population is 283,558 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 120.30%. Learn More...
TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 26 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes. Learn More...
REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Plano is $299,700. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 35.06%. Check out the homes in the area.
SCHOOLS
Plano public schools spend $10,972 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 14.3 students per teacher in Plano. Learn More...

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Housing Market in Plano

It's a good time to buy in Plano. Home Appreciation is up 11.1% in the last 12 months. Browse Plano Real Estate.

The median home price in Plano is $299,700. Browse Homes in this Range.


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Reviews for Plano    38 Reviews
We Are Considering Moving to Plano, TX - 12/3/2015
We would like your honest opinion. 1. Are people really braggy "Christians" in Plano,TX? 2. Are taxes really as high or close to what you pay for your mortgage? 3.... (Read More)

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Best Place to Live - 2/14/2015
Plano has everything! And everything is close. Jobs are plentiful and growing, schools are very good, cost of living is great, and a safe place to live. Would recommend... (Read More)
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Unique type of religious behavior.... - 1/12/2015
I moved here 5 years ago from west of Chicago, before that-northern Indiana. Work is in north Dallas, live in south Plano, (middle-class older ranch homes.) I thought we... (Read More)


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ZIP CODES IN PLANO, TEXAS
75025 75093 75074 75023 75024 75075