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.

Plano was ranked #1 Best City to Build Personal Wealth by Salary.com. This is due, in part, to a combination of affordable, quality housing, and an abundance of high paying jobs. 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 170 destinations world-wide. Plano citizens place a high value on education, safety and healthcare.

Plano places a high value on education, safety and healthcare.
Cost of Living & Housing
 Cost of Living

Recent Accolades
  • #1 City to Find a Job - WalletHub.com 
  • #2 Best City for Families - WalletHub.com
  • America's Top Affordable Place - NerdWallet.com 
  • #3 Hardest Working City in America - WalletHub.com
  • #4 Hottest Real Estate Zip Code in America - Yahoo.com
  • #7 Safest City in America - Law Street Media
Nationally renowned Plano ISD played a major role in Plano’s rapid growth. PISD provides comparable educational quality to private schools allowing families to pocket the savings.

Plano has one of the lowest crime rates in the nation, making it a very safe city. Its police and fire departments are nationally known for excellence.

Healthcare is also first class. Plano has 3 major hospitals and a new pediatric hospital.

Mild winters, lots of sunshine and short commutes allow you to spend ample leisure time doing what you enjoy. All of the factors make Plano a great place to raise family and develop your career.