Do I Want to Live in Plano Texas?
If Texas is calling and you're looking for a booming city, Plano is certainly a place you don't want to miss. Plano is just twenty miles from Dallas making it a hot suburb with all the perks of shopping, working, dining and entertainment in the big city nearby.
In 1994, Plano was named an All-American City. By 2000, the population grew to just over 222,000, making it one of Dallas's largest suburbs. It's great schools and quiet neighborhoods continued to gain momentum, and by the 2020 census, the population had increased to slightly over 285,000. It is now the ninth-largest city in Texas and the 72nd largest city in the United States.
With the population increase, there has been a flurry of new development. Homes have increased in price, but the job market is hot and most residents in the Plano suburb make well above the national average.
Texas is known for its rich farmlands and open areas for ranching. In addition, the climate makes farming favorable and most everyone enjoys the warmth and sunshine of this area.
About two-thirds of the year, Plano is sunny and warm. It is one of the more comfortable cities in Texas, with just a couple hot months, July and August, which average highs in the 90's. While these months are extremely warm, they're still cooler than most places in Texas.
Plano low temperatures rarely drop below freezing and the area averages about forty inches of rainfall each year, with just a rare dusting of snowfall in the winter months.
Highly Ranked Schools
Students in Plano attend the following highly ranked schools. Their ranking scores are based on Niche data, which includes academics, teachers, diversity, college preparation, clubs and activities, health and safety.
- Jasper High School is ranked #1 for best public high schools in Collin County and #11 for best public high schools in Texas,
- Liberty High School is ranked #2 for best public high schools in Collin County and #17 for best public high schools in Texas,
- Plano West Senior High is ranked #4 in Niche standout high schools in Dallas-Fort Worth Area and #31 for best public high schools in Texas,
- Frances E. Norton Elementary School is ranked #19 for best public elementary schools in Texas,
- Wyatt Elementary School is ranked #27 for best public elementary schools in Texas.
Real Estate Options
The median home value in Plano is $320,100 and the vast majority of residents own their homes. The median rent is $1,418 per month.
The most affordable real estate option on the market is currently a nicely maintained condominium listed at $199,999. Built in 1985, this two-bedroom, one-and-a-half-bathroom, two-story property includes 1,188 square feet of living space and includes beautiful wood laminate flooring throughout, a nice fenced patio area, and a recently replaced air conditioning and water heater.
Also available is a cute, one-story home built in 2012, with three-bedrooms, two-bathroom and 1,200 square feet of living space. This property has a spacious yard, new carpet throughout and a large open living area. It is offered for an asking price of $249,900.
Jumping up to the higher-end price range is a luxury ranch estate on 3.3 acres for $10,000,000. This magnificent home was built in 2007 and includes six bedrooms, eight-full-bathrooms and three-and-a-half partial bathrooms. It has 17,612 square feet of living space and features a clay roof, drought-tolerant grass, walnut cabinets, wood flooring and distinctive chandeliers. This breathtaking estate also has an additional guest suite, including three large bedrooms and a guest apartment.
With endless options for the new home buyer all the way up through a large family estate, you won't want to miss the new homes coming on the market daily.
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NTREIS data last updated October 4, 2022.