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  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    A-
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    A+
  8. Weather
    B+
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    NG
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C+
  12. Commute
    NG
Thunderbird is a neighborhood in Plano, Texas. Thunderbird is in Collin County and is one of the best places to live in Texas. Living in Thunderbird offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Thunderbird there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Residents of Thunderbird tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Thunderbird are highly rated.
About Thunderbird...
Population
Neighborhood in
Plano

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$149,941
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,777
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    38%
  • Own
    62%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    283
  • Murder
    6
  • Rape
    41
  • Robbery
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500
  • Theft
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$75,046
National
$55,322
Children
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    13%
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Thunderbird Reviews

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Overall, there are no issues in terms of Crime & Safety! The only problem is that the street lighting is sometimes weak and it gets really dark at night.
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The area where I live in now is okay, but it was much better when I was growing up. The problem

now is that my neighborhood is starting to deteriorate because strange people are moving in and this has resulted in former tenants moving out to better houses. Education is great (Plano ISD is great!). I'll miss it next year when I'm going to college :(
I love the area because all the neighbors are friendly and stay connected, also because there are so many stores and restaurants conveniently located.