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
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.