A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  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
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B-
  12. Commute
    A-

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$231,600
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$1,148
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    38%
  • Own
    62%

Plano Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    78
    0
  • Murder
    1
    0
  • Rape
    32
    41
  • Robbery
    41
    0
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    260
    1
  • Theft
    1,443
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    96
    0

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$83,793
National
$53,889
Children
20%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    21%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    34%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    26%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    13%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    6%
    13%
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Plano Reviews

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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!
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Plano is a great place to settle down and raise a family with the great school districts around. The night life around here isn't too bad, but it gets old very quickly at the Shops at Legacy. Luckily they have added legacy west for some more fun and adventures! The real estate market is very competitive around here, if you have a house it will sell very quickly. on the other hand if you are trying to buy there is not enough houses for the amount of people that are moving here. With this comes many apartment complexes being built to accommodate the extraordinary amount of people flocking to Plano, TX.
You get all you need. Good location Great schools Shopping Dinning Entertainment Parks Rec centers, gyms, pools Nature trails Low tax Responsible city government Great police,fire fighters, teachers Top notch Medical facilities, libraries Employers Everything DFW near by Great neighborhoods Two great downtowns Great mix of old and new, traditional and contemporary homes Established neighborhoods with sense of community and tree lined streets Great home resale Balloon Festival, Music Festival, July fireworks etc Wealthy part of the town is on West Side that borders North Dallas. We enjoy living here, raising our family is fun and intend to retire here as well.