Plano Real Estate & Homes for Sale in Texas
Plano, Texas has a loyal resident base that enjoys a strong economy, diverse housing options, and excellent public services and recreational facilities. According to city management, more than 72% of residents surveyed in February of 2004 ranked their city as "The best, or one of the best places to live" in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex.
Plano is often looked in terms of East Plano and West Plano with the dividing line between both areas being Coit Road, which runs roughly parallel to Dallas Parkway. The western side of town is characterized by modern subdivisions and golf course communities with gorgeous, expansive homes. Some of the best-known neighborhoods are Cypress Point, Gleneagles, Kings Gate, Kings Ridge, Lake Side on Preston, Prestonwood, Shoal Creek, and Willow Bend. Much of East Plano was developed in the mid to late 1900s and residents are mindful of the importance of keeping up their properties' curb appeal. The tree-lined residential streets are complemented by neighborhood parks and convenient shopping centers. Some well known neighborhoods in the eastern part of Plano include Armstrong Park, Dallas North Estates, Douglass, Meadows Addition, Old Towne, Plano Park and Village Creek.
Antique shopping and historic homes are balanced by modern parks and handy Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) terminals. Major attractions include the Old Towne shopping district, Plano Centre, Frito-Lay Pepsi Youth Championship Ball Field, Plano Convention Center, and Collin County Community College. Public education is provided by Plano Independent School District and Lewisville Independent School District.
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