Distinguished as the self-proclaimed ‘Gymnastics Capital of the World’ and the ninth most populated city in the state of Texas, Plano is just 20 miles northeast of Dallas. Its homes are limitless and accommodating, influenced partly by modern urban American architecture and also by traditional Spanish classical styles. Three and four-story homes are popular, while smaller single-story or split-level ranch homes are also an option.
Plano is divided into several different neighborhoods and enclaves that have a little something different to offer, but all boast strong access to good schools, low crime rates, and ease of getting around. The historical Downtown Plano community, for example, is home to McCall Plaza, the fourth public performing arts venue in Plano. A few of the most desirable neighborhoods in Plano include Avignon, Cypress Point, Gleneagles, Kings Gate, and the Hills of Prestonwood, which is a master planned community with a whopping 750 homes. All residents, of course, have access to Plano’s several thousand acres of community parks, special use areas, neighborhood parks, and open space preserves. Nearly 500 acres of golf courses are also located within the city. The Heritage Farmstead Museum and the Texas Electric Railway, Plano Station are two of the historically acclaimed sites in Plano.
Retail, business and professional services, finance, and manufacturing are the top performing industries in Plano. Among the largest employers in the city are Bank of America Home Loans, HP Enterprise Services, Capital One, Ericsson, Alcatel-Lucent, Dell, the Medical Center of Plano, and the Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. Numerous headquarters of various companies are headquartered in Plano, which has brought thousands of jobs to the area. These include Capital One Financial Services, Cinemark Theatres, Crossmark, Frito-Lay, Gearbox Software, JCPenney, Pizza Hut, Robot Entertainment, and Rent-a-Center. A city-owned convention center, the Shops at Legacy, and a luxury Walmart supercenter are three more epicenters which employ thousands of local workers.