Rated “3rd Best Place to Live in America”, by Time, Inc.’s Money Magazine, Plano, Texas is fondly called “The City of Excellence” for many reasons… Home to a little over 280,000 people, this super-sized suburb of Dallas was also tapped as “The Best Place to Live in the State”, a new category that looked at communities with at least 50,000 residents.
Plano’s vision of being a ‘corporate center with a small-town vibe’, is coming to fruition with it being home to dozens of corporations such as J.C. Penny’s, Frito-Lay, Liberty Mutual, JPMorgan Chase and now, the North American headquarters of Toyota. With 200,000 jobs and another 20,000 expected within 5 years, Plano isn't just living up to its nickname, 'A great place to do business’, it's giving Sister City, Dallas, a run for its corporate money!
School District in Plano, Texas
In addition to a business mecca, Plano is also family friendly. Plano ISD has had a great reputation for decades due to exceptional teachers (most with an average of 11 years of experience), and great staff. An innovative two-year high school and two-year senior high school system allows schools to offer more vocational and elective classes which has proven very successful. U.S. News awarded all 10 Plano high schools with high performance awards and the district boasts a graduation rate of 95.7%, which is much higher than the 82.2% national average. The student to teacher ratio is 15:1, beating out the national average of 19:1. The ISD serves the residents of the City of Plano, with the balance including northern portions of the cities of Dallas and Richardson and parts of the cities of Allen, Carrollton, Garland, Lucas, Murphy, Parker and Wylie.
Parks and Recreation in Plano
If it’s fun and adventure you are looking for, Plano has that too! From Southfork Ranch, home of the hit TV series “Dallas”, to events like Texas’ largest hot-air balloon festival, Plano offers a high-spirited day and night life. You will find restaurants and shopping for any taste and style in downtown historic Plano or the Shops of Legacy. Want to spend some time outdoors? There are an abundance of outdoor parks and nature preserves. The city is culturally sound with theaters and museums, as well. In all, Plano is a well-rounded community…truly, a “City of Excellence”!
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