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Plano is a wonderful city for families of all sizes. After living in Arlington, Irving and traversing the north Texas metroplex, I have seen much excitement over opportunity here in our state- though no city's inhabitants are as excited as Plano's. This city is a land of opportunity and growth; a gem in education and experience; the most enthralling part to all this: the city is still expanding rapidly. If you are looking for a safe, family-friendly, connected, neo-industrial, diverse, beautiful city, then Plano is your best option. Trust me, after 16 years in this area, I have seen swarms of people moving in from all over the country- Chicago, Washington, Denver, New York- so my advice to you is: do not get left behind!
Plano is a quiet city from the Dallas area. There is diversity here(lots of Hispanics and Asians) , but I tend to see more of the old white population in my neighborhood. Recently, more stores and cafes opened up in the city, allowing us teens to hang out at many places on a weekend night. It's a pretty quiet city, but It's defiantly not boring!
Honestly one of the best places to grow up/raise a family in. With top tier schools that consistently place in the top 5% of the nation in terms of graduation rates, AP scores, standardized testing scores, the education system cannot be beat by any other district in Dallas. Not only that, but Plano ISD has three, 6A high schools to show that it doesn't just focus on academics, but also on sports and music. Plano has strong security too, with one of the best equipped police, fire, and emergency departments to boast in Texas. You'll never feel unsafe when you live in Plano. Diversity is huge. There is strong representation from all races. Jobs are abundant. Commute time to Dallas can be a little longer, DART public transportation is awesome. There's tons of hospitals and health care options around the area as well. Just from my home in central Plano, I could easily access 4+ hospitals within a 15 minute drive from my house.