CNN Money Magazine has put Plano on its list of the best places to live on several occasions, including 2005, 2006 and 2011. There are many reasons for this. One is that its combination of a high level of safety and highly rated public schools make it a great place to raise a family. Schools in Plano have boasted some of the highest test scores in the nation, the graduation rate is at a whopping 94 percent, and the number of students per teacher is surprisingly low - the average classroom has just 14 kids! Plano schools are a favorite of parents who want to be able to trust the school system to give their kids a proper education. Plano has also been listed as one of the wealthiest cities in the nation, with a six-figure median income for families.

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One of the great things about Texas is that you get a lot of space. If you're the kind of person whose life just doesn't fit in a little box on the third floor of some drab building, then you need to go where you can spread yourself out a little. Plano, Texas, is just the place for people who want a serious patch of land with a nice, stately house featured prominently among smooth lawns and well-placed trees. Several homes of this type are available in Plano right now at affordable prices.

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