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Plano, TX

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Forbes Magazine has designated Plano the safest city in America, and CNNMoney Magazine named it the 11th best place to live—as well as the #1 wealthiest—in the United States. Even so, this affluent suburb of Dallas is more than the sum of its accolades. While it may be home to dozens of shiny corporate headquarters, Plano is also a place where independent businesses, historic architecture, and nature preserves flourish

Plano Apartments

$873-$1362

Villas Of Preston Creek
Beds: 1-2  •  Baths: 1-2

$849-$1433

Estancia At Ridgeview Ranch
Beds: 1-3  •  Baths: 1-2

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Villas At Chase Oaks
Beds: 1-3  •  Baths: 1-2.5

$830-$985

Presidio Apartment Homes
Beds: 1-2  •  Baths: 1-2

$622-$3405

Legacy Village Apartment Homes
Beds: Studio-3
Baths: 1-2.5

$850-$2175

RIACHI at ONE21
Beds: 1-3
Baths: 1-2.5

Key City Stats

The average age of Plano, TX is
45 to 49
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  • Age Demographic of Renters
  • 25 to 29 years
  • 30 to 34 years
  • 35 to 39 years
  • Male
  • 7.31%
  • 7.12%
  • 7.93%
  • Female
  • 6.84%
  • 7.02%
  • 8.37%
$1012
is average rent in Plano, TX
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  • Rent Range
  • $650 to $699
  • $700 to $749
  • $750 to $799
  • Percentage of household units
  • 2.33%
  • 3.99%
  • 5.58%
48.07%
of units are available for rent in Plano
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  • Vacancy Status
  • For Rent
  • Rented, not occupied
  • Other vacant
  • Housing Units
  • 2832
  • 725
  • 1119
Getting Around in Plano, TX

There’s no way to evade the fact that Plano’s preferred method of transport is big trucks on big highways. Only 1% of the city’s population uses the Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART), an efficient system of light rails. Woefully underappreciated, the Red Line from Downtown Plano is quite useful for residents commuting to work in other areas of Dallas, who save tons of time and gas money. Plano is also lightly served by buses.

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"Somewhat Walkable"
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The average commuter time in Plano is:
30 to 34 minutes
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  • Time Range
  • 25 to 29 minutes
  • 30 to 34 minutes
  • 35 to 39 minutes
  • Percentage of workers
  • 6.5%
  • 16.12%
  • 3.34%

Historic Downtown

<p>Even amid the moneymaking machines based in Plano,Dr. Pepper and Frito-Lay among them, Historic Downtown has retained its quaint and charming integrity. Lining the streets are buildings dating to the 1800s, rendered in the classically Texan, mission-inspired style. These historic spaces are occupied by independent businesses with artisanal spirit, including antique shops Ole Dixie and Cobwebs, several jewelry stores, and Georgia's Farmers Market. Shoppers who've worked up an appetite like to wreak havoc on wine and wood-fired pizza at Zanata, a Mediterranean haven in Texas.</p>

Nature Preserves

<p>Even though an outdoorsy day is practically out of the question in North Texas's 100-degree Julys, the rest of the year is ideal for walks and bike rides in Plano's picturesque nature preserves.&Ecirc; Arbor Hills Nature Preserve offers a babbling creek and a tangle of trails for hikes to the mountain's summit, where indescribable views expose sunsets over the plain. Oak Point Park is a bit less rugged, with more paving and picnic tables set up for visitors. Its focal point is a sizeable lake where people gather to fish and observe wildlife. Both parks are particularly remarkable when the leaves change in fall.</p>

Kid Stuff

<p>In Plano's scorching summers, simply telling the kids to "go outside and play" takes on a cruel ring. That's probably why the city offers so many indoor, energy-sucking attractions to get children out of your hair. Havens for the hyperactive include Jump Mania, an inflatable bouncy park, and JumpStreet, a trampoline park. Both of these air-conditioned establishments have parents' lounges, but adults are by no means barred from the fun. For a full-on family affair, check out WhirlyBall, a high-octane hybrid game that combines bumper cars and lacrosse in an indoor court. WhirlyBall requires six participants per game, so it's perfect for play dates or even work parties.</p>