Texas is the second largest state of the United States and is known for its pulsating and lively metropolises. Plano, Houston, Austin, San Antonio and Dallas are few of the cities that offer excellent employment opportunities, lower poverty rates and affordable real estate market. Texas also offers wonderful living conditions to adults and young alike; houses here are affordable and the lifestyle is healthy and peaceful. Amongst these major cities, lying in 33.05N latitude and 96.75 W longitude, Plano makes up the ninth largest city of Texas. Despite its smaller size in comparison to other cities of Texas, the city seems to be growing day by day in terms of its economy. The real estate of Plano, although relatively new and expensive, offers multitude of options to people considering a move to Texas. Also known as the Gymnastics city of the World and the Hot Air Balloon Capital of Texas, Plano has a total of 70 neighborhoods out of which 22 are constituent. Some names include Carrington Estates, Cobblestone Square, Greenwoods Hill Community, Highlands Parkway HOA, Maxwell Creek, Watters Crossing, Lakeside on Preston, Winding Creek HOA, Yale HOA, Hilltop Estates, Glendover Park, Amelia Court and Courtyard Homes. Nearest cities include Addison, Colony, Murphy, Frisco and Parker.
Amidst the sparkling cities of Texas, Plano has been declared the best, safest and the wealthiest city to live in. The unemployment rate is significantly lower than that of Texas as a whole and the job opportunities seem to increase every passing day. The city is home to more than 260,000 people from different races and spheres of life. The majority of the population is married, falls within the middle age bracket and has white collar jobs. However, this does not mean that there are no opportunities for the younger lot. The availability of white collar jobs for entry professional makes it easier for fresh graduates to settle in the region as well. The city has plenty of parks, hospitals and educational institutes. Plano city is best navigable by cars; it has wide streets, a large number of parking lots and many supermarkets and strip malls. Sidewalks are lesser in number and people on foot need to be very careful, especially when walking around busy areas of the city.
Plano’s educational system is unique as the students of standard 9 and 10 attend high school while students of standard 11 and 12 go to senior high school. Out of 86 schools in Plano, 70 are administrated by government while the remaining are private. The schools provide excellent grooming to the pupils; there are 13 students per teacher and 363 students per librarian.