Quality of Life

Plano, Texas has earned a national reputation as one of the best places in the United States for families to live and work. Located just 19 miles north of Downtown Dallas, Plano offers access to all the amenities of the DFW metropolitan area. Dallas is known for its culinary scene, leading arts district, professional sports, hip entertainment districts and great shopping. All of these amenities are within a few minutes by car or light rail.

Plano citizens enjoy a high standard of living.
In 2016, the City was named the 3rd 'Best Place to Live in America,' by Money Magazine. "With 200,000 jobs and another 20,000 expected within five years, Plano isn’t just living up to its nickname, 'A great place to do business.' It’s giving Dallas, 20 miles south, a run for its corporate money.
What makes Plano a great place to work is that it’s also a great place to live and raise a family. 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."

Translation-you can live here and afford to do the things you want to do. And if you want to get away, DFW International Airport can take you to over 244 destinations world-wide. Plano citizens place a high value on education, safety and healthcare.

Composite Cost of Living

Cost of Living Single

​Recent Accolades