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%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools
  • Colleges

    Crime & Safety

    Crime & Safety
    B-
    Based on violent and property crime rates.
    Violent Crimes
    • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
    National
    • Assault
      78
      273
    • Murder
      1
      6
    • Rape
      32
      41
    • Robbery
      41
      133
    Property Crimes
    • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
    National
    • Burglary
      260
      525
    • Theft
      1,443
      2,081
    • Motor Vehicle Theft
      96
      263

    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%

    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 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.