Plano, Texas
Real Estate and Community Information

When you're looking for a place to call home that offers access to plenty of recreational areas and shopping venues as well as a great place for employment opportunities, take a look at the city of Plano, Texas. Located just 20 miles north of downtown Dallas, Plano is a convenient bedroom community that offers many exciting attractions and activities as well as being within a short drive of several other entertainment venues. The town has a population of 269,000 people within 71 square miles. There are several corporate headquarters in town, providing plenty of job opportunities for residents.

The town was incorporated in 1873 and was originally a small farming community with herds of bison roaming across the prairies. In 1872, the Houston and Texas Central Railway ran a rail line into town, linking the community with the larger cities of Houston and Dallas. The towns economy still depended on the farmers and ranchers all the way to the mid-20th century when Dallas began to spread out toward the community and more companies moved into town, changing it into a thriving corporate environment. Several well-known businesses like Frito-Lay, Dr. Pepper, Pizza Hut, Rent-A-Center and J.C.Penney among others call the town their home.

Set within the open countryside of North Texas, the community includes more than 4,000 acres of park land with plenty of recreational activities that include hiking trails, basketball and tennis courts, baseball and football fields as well as swimming pools, golf courses, horseback riding trails and nature centers. The town also offers gymnastics programs, arts and crafts classes, summer camps and outdoor adventure programs. There are also five community centers throughout town that offer things like dance classes and senior activities for residents to enjoy. There are even some dog walking parks available for you to enjoy.

The Oak Point Park and Nature Preserve includes an amphitheater for local plays and concerts as well as a pavilion and plenty of nature trails. As the largest park in town with over 800 acres, Oak Point Park is a great place for family gatherings and group activities. The town is also about 10 miles from Lewisville Lake, a 29,000 acre recreation park that offers plenty of water activities as well as six separate campgrounds and 14 different parks located around the lake. There are plenty of restaurants and convenience stores around the lake for guests to get whatever you need during your outing.

While you are checking out properties around the community, take a look at all the shopping and entertainment venues that are within a short drive from your potential home. There are many local shopping centers such as the Stonebriar Centre, with major department stores like Sears, JCPenney, Dillards and Macy's. The Collin Creek Mall offers over 130 individual retailers ranging from clothing stores and art dealers to restaurants and entertainment venues. The Shops at Willow Bend is a large mall that offers a number of great retailers that include Coach, Crate & Barrel, Enchanted Fairies and food venues like Godiva Chocolatier, Scoop and the California Pizza Kithen to name a few.

There are several local attractions to enjoy within a few minutes of your new home. The famous Southfork Ranch, the setting for the TV show "Dallas" is just a few miles northeast of town, while the Heard Natural Science Museum is about a 15 minute drive north of town on Hwy 75. There are many other entertainment venues within a short drive, including the AT&T Stadium(Home of the NFL's Dallas Cowboys), Six Flags over Texas Amusement Park and Globe Life Park(the home of the MLB's Texas Rangers.)

While you are checking out homes in the area, you might also want to look at all the local events that take place around town as well as within the greater Dallas/Ft Worth area. The area is filled with great events to take part in, such as the Greek Food Festival, Shakespeare in the Park, the Japanese Fall Festival and the Cool Thursdays Concert Series where you can listen to many amazing artists in concert. You can also take part in a 5K Run and Walk for Brain Tumor Research, Charity Golf Tournaments, local arts and crafts festivals, painting classes and the Annual Balloon Festival where you can experience what it is like to ride in a hot air balloon.

If you still want more activities and events while checking out the local homes and properties in the area, try taking in concerts with artists like Van Halen, Ricky Skaggs or Ry Cooder as well as taking part in the John Wayne Film Festival, a City Wide Scavenger Hunt, Autumn at the Arboretum, the San Francisco Ballet production of Romeo and Juliet or attend a WWE event. There is plenty to see and do close by when you make this town your new home.

When you are ready to purchase real estate here in town, contact Shirley Davis. Shirley is very familiar with the real estate prices in the greater Dallas/Ft Worth area, making her mark as a top listing agent for many years with her office. She can help you get the best price for your new home. She knows where to find the best deals and can help you locate the home you want in just the right neighborhood. For more information about the home prices and best deals, contact Shirley!
Shirley Davis
Shirley Davis
Shirley Boulter Davis Realtors, LLC