Plano, Texas - Homes for Sale and Community Information
Plano is located about 15 miles north of Dallas in Collin County, Texas. Plano's population of nearly 270,000 makes it the ninth most populous city in Texas. Plano is home to many national corporate offices, including Frito-Lay, J.C. Penney, Cinemark Theaters, and HP Enterprise Services. In 2005, 2006 and 2011, Plano was designated the "best place to live in the U.S." by CNN/Money.
Plano is a proud Texas city that offers home buyers a solid post-secondary school system, a thriving
economy and quiet neighborhoods. These benefits make Plano homes for
sale some of the best values in the Dallas-area real estate market.
The modern history of Plano homes can be traced back to 1844 when a group of settlers from the Peters Colony established Plano's first neighborhoods. Many of these settlers' families established factories during the 1870s that created high-quality clothing, plumbing products and steel wire. Other residents established thriving cattle ranches that were located near the Shawnee Trail.
Many of these factories and ranches were located near a railroad station that was established by the Houston and Texas Central Railway. The railroad station quickly became an important transfer point for travelers who commuted to Dallas, Houston and other Texas transportation hubs.
The demand for Plano TX real estate increased during the 1890s after the St. Louis, Arkansas and Texas Railway Company established an intersection with the Houston and Texas Central Railway. Many of the Plano home buyers who purchased homes during this time were merchants who established thriving stores near what is now Plano's downtown area.
The modern Plano TX real estate market was established during the 1950s by Plano real estate agents who advertised homes to Dallas-area home buyers. It experienced significant growth during the 1970s and 1980s after Dallas-area home buyers discovered Plano's quiet lifestyle.
Parks and Recreation
The Plano Parks & Recreation Department maintains more than 100 recreational facilities that are open to everyone. Some of these facilities include a modern tennis center, two swimming pools, seven community centers, 14 urban hiking trails and more than 40 parks. Moreover, the Plano Parks & Recreation Department offers several recreational sports programs that offer Plano residents a fun way to stay healthy. Some of the most popular programs include adult softball programs, adult basketball programs,, youth baseball programs and youth soccer fields.
Attractions and Events
Most real estate in Plano is located near many popular attractions that offer residents a fun way to explore the greater Dallas area. Some of these attractions include Southfork Ranch, the Arbor Hills Nature Preserve, the Interurban Railway Museum and Pecan Hollow Golf Course. Other popular attractions include the Plano Historic District and the Granada Theater.
Plano residents host several fun events that take place near many high-value homes for sale. Some of these events include the Plano Balloon Festival, the Downtown Plano Festival, the Plano Asia Fest and the Plano Juneteenth Festival. Home buyers who are interested in purchasing homes for sale in Plano can find information about other Plano events by visiting the Plano City Council's online event calendar.