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Plano

Plano is an affluent suburb located twenty miles northeast of downtown Dallas.   According to  Time Inc.’s Money magazine it’s one of the best places to live in America .  The city, home to a little over 275,000 people, was listed as the third-best place to live in the country.  It has the lowest crime rate of any Texas city and some of the lowest taxes in the region. On a $301,850 home (the median in 2016),  the annual property tax is about $6,000. (Courtesy Money Magazine) Many corporate headquarters, such as  Dr Pepper Snapple Group, Ericsson, Frito-Lay, Pizza Hut, Rent-A-Center,  and Toyota Motor North America, Inc. are located here. The PISD school district is rated as exemplary and is a top choice for many international families.
Interesting Facts:
  • In 2007, listed as the biggest city in the Collin County, in terms of population. The number amounted to over 260,000.
  • According to the US Census Bureau, the average household income is among the highest in the country ($84,492).
  • National Civic League named as the “All American City”
  • Renowned companies such as J.C. Penny and Frito Lay have their headquarters here.
  • An economically healthy city that has a vibrant community. At present, there are 68 schools, and its public library is home to about nearly 700,000 books. Also boasts 3,600 acres of parks, playground, hike and bike trails, proof that the city isn’t only amenable for business, but it’s also a place for pleasure, fun and relaxation as well.
   

HISTORY

European settlers came to the area near present-day Plano in the early 1840s. Facilities such as a sawmill, a gristmill, and a store soon brought more people to the area. A mail service was established, and after rejecting several names for the nascent town (including naming it in honor of then-President Millard Fillmore), residents suggested the name Plano (from the Spanish word for “flat”), as a reference to the local terrain, unvaried and devoid of any trees. The name was accepted by the post office. In 1872, the completion of the Houston and Central Texas Railway helped the city to grow, and it was incorporated in 1873. By 1874, the population had grown to more than 500. In 1881, a fire raged through the business district, destroying most of the buildings. The town was rebuilt and business again flourished through the 1880s. At first, the population grew slowly, reaching 1,304 in 1900, and rising to 3,695 in 1960. By 1970,  a series of public works projects and a change in taxes that removed the farming community from the town helped increase the overall population.  Sewers, schools and street development kept pace with this massive increase, largely because of Plano’s flat topography, grid layout and planning initiatives. Today the population is over 271,166. (Courtesy Wikipedia)

SCHOOLS

The Plano Independent School District serves most of the city. Student enrollment has increased dramatically over the past few decades. PISD has a unique high school system, in which grades 9-10 attend a high school and grades 11-12 attend a senior high. There are three senior high schools (grades 11-12), Six junior highs (9-10), 13 middle schools (6-8) and 44 elementary schools.  In Newsweek’s 2012 list of best national high schools, Plano West was ranked as 63rd, Plano Senior as 108th, and Plano East as 243rd. Area: 96.14 mi² Students: ≈55,000 Teachers: ≈7,000 Budget: $479 million
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3620 Ranchero Road Plano
$10,000,000
6 Beds 8 | 3 Baths 17,612 SqFt Listing No. 14600242 Property Type: Single Family Home camera Virtual Tour camera (40)
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7901 Windrose Avenue #2204 Plano
$5,100,000
4 Beds 4 | 1 Baths 5,392 SqFt Listing No. 14526761 Property Type: Condo camera (35)
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7901 Windrose Avenue #2701 Plano
$3,775,000
3 Beds 3 | 1 Baths 3,793 SqFt Listing No. 14429269 Property Type: Condo camera Virtual Tour camera (36)
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3513 Twin Lakes Way Plano
$2,654,999
5 Beds 5 | 2 Baths 8,138 SqFt Listing No. 14628145 Property Type: Single Family Home camera Virtual Tour camera (40)
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5024 YORK Lane Plano
$2,349,000
5 Beds 5 | 2 Baths 7,032 SqFt Listing No. 14626760 Property Type: Single Family Home camera Virtual Tour camera (35)
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7901 Windrose Avenue #1406 Plano
$2,300,000
3 Beds 3 | 1 Baths 2,806 SqFt Listing No. 14709618 Property Type: Condo camera Virtual Tour camera (7)
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7901 Windrose Avenue #1501 Plano
$1,975,000
2 Beds 2 | 1 Baths 2,245 SqFt Listing No. 14629180 Property Type: Condo camera Virtual Tour camera (40)
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7901 Windrose Avenue #2203 Plano
$1,600,000
2 Beds 2 | 1 Baths 1,834 SqFt Listing No. 14698223 Property Type: Condo camera Virtual Tour camera (27)
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5121 Seascape Lane Plano
$1,499,999
5 Beds 4 | 1 Baths 5,123 SqFt Listing No. 14703799 Property Type: Single Family Home camera Virtual Tour camera (27)
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6801A15 Corporate Drive Plano
$1,358,000
2 Beds 2 Baths 2,359 SqFt Listing No. 14676198 Property Type: Condo camera Virtual Tour camera (3)
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7901 Windrose Avenue #1403 Plano
$1,348,000
2 Beds 2 | 1 Baths 1,834 SqFt Listing No. 14645518 Property Type: Condo camera Virtual Tour camera (38)
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5101 Meadowside Lane Plano
$1,295,000
5 Beds 4 Baths 5,152 SqFt Listing No. 14695815 Property Type: Single Family Home camera Virtual Tour camera (37)
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$10,000,000

beds

6 6 Beds

baths

8 | 3 8 | 3 Baths

lot size

17,612 SqFt 17,612 SqFt

listing no.

14600242 Listing No. 14600242

property type

Single Family Home Property Type: Single Family Home

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$5,100,000

beds

4 4 Beds

baths

4 | 1 4 | 1 Baths

lot size

5,392 SqFt 5,392 SqFt

listing no.

14526761 Listing No. 14526761

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Condo Property Type: Condo

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$3,775,000

beds

3 3 Beds

baths

3 | 1 3 | 1 Baths

lot size

3,793 SqFt 3,793 SqFt

listing no.

14429269 Listing No. 14429269

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Condo Property Type: Condo

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$2,654,999

beds

5 5 Beds

baths

5 | 2 5 | 2 Baths

lot size

8,138 SqFt 8,138 SqFt

listing no.

14628145 Listing No. 14628145

property type

Single Family Home Property Type: Single Family Home

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camera VIRTUAL TOUR

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price

$2,349,000

beds

5 5 Beds

baths

5 | 2 5 | 2 Baths

lot size

7,032 SqFt 7,032 SqFt

listing no.

14626760 Listing No. 14626760

property type

Single Family Home Property Type: Single Family Home

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camera VIRTUAL TOUR

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price

$2,300,000

beds

3 3 Beds

baths

3 | 1 3 | 1 Baths

lot size

2,806 SqFt 2,806 SqFt

listing no.

14709618 Listing No. 14709618

property type

Condo Property Type: Condo

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camera VIRTUAL TOUR

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camera (7)

price

$1,975,000

beds

2 2 Beds

baths

2 | 1 2 | 1 Baths

lot size

2,245 SqFt 2,245 SqFt

listing no.

14629180 Listing No. 14629180

property type

Condo Property Type: Condo

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camera VIRTUAL TOUR

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price

$1,600,000

beds

2 2 Beds

baths

2 | 1 2 | 1 Baths

lot size

1,834 SqFt 1,834 SqFt

listing no.

14698223 Listing No. 14698223

property type

Condo Property Type: Condo

virtual tour

camera VIRTUAL TOUR

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camera (27)

price

$1,499,999

beds

5 5 Beds

baths

4 | 1 4 | 1 Baths

lot size

5,123 SqFt 5,123 SqFt

listing no.

14703799 Listing No. 14703799

property type

Single Family Home Property Type: Single Family Home

virtual tour

camera VIRTUAL TOUR

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camera (27)

price

$1,358,000

beds

2 2 Beds

baths

2 2 Baths

lot size

2,359 SqFt 2,359 SqFt

listing no.

14676198 Listing No. 14676198

property type

Condo Property Type: Condo

virtual tour

camera VIRTUAL TOUR

gallery photos

camera (3)

price

$1,348,000

beds

2 2 Beds

baths

2 | 1 2 | 1 Baths

lot size

1,834 SqFt 1,834 SqFt

listing no.

14645518 Listing No. 14645518

property type

Condo Property Type: Condo

virtual tour

camera VIRTUAL TOUR

gallery photos

camera (38)

price

$1,295,000

beds

5 5 Beds

baths

4 4 Baths

lot size

5,152 SqFt 5,152 SqFt

listing no.

14695815 Listing No. 14695815

property type

Single Family Home Property Type: Single Family Home

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camera VIRTUAL TOUR

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