PLANO. IT’S ALL HERE.
Home to several Fortune 1000 corporations, global companies and over 10,000 businesses, Plano is much more than a suburban community. Plano is the ideal place to raise a family. Excellent schools and affordable housing have lured many employees and their families to Plano.
As a result, Plano offers an abundance of high-paying jobs, great schools, and a low cost of living relative to the nation’s coasts. This all means you can live well in Plano. All of these factors help explain why Plano was ranked #3 Best Place to Live in America by Money.
Plano’s location just north of Dallas allows you to experience all of its rich amenities including sports, culture and recreation. Living in Plano provides you all the advantages of a big city without its hassles.
But Plano is also a destination in its own right with more than 1000 restaurants, world class shopping, a lively arts and nightlife scene, and abundant natural beauty.
Some of Plano’s walkable entertainment districts include the Downtown Plano Arts District, Legacy West, The Boardwalk, and The Shops at Legacy.
Not to be missed is the Downtown Plano Arts District, which was named one of the Top 10 Best Downtowns in America by Livability.com, offering a charming setting for a simple stroll, a unique dining experience, an afternoon of shopping, or an evening’s entertainment at McCall Plaza.
Legacy West is known as a “city within a city”; it is the largest mixed use destination in North Texas and is a great place to meet, play, shop, dine, and stay. The 255-acre development boasts plenty of open-air high-end retail and restaurants. Here, visitors can satisfy every craving, whether for steak or a good old-fashioned milk shake, French bistro fare, or a perfect plate of pasta.
For those who can’t decide on where to dine, Legacy Food Hall has it all. In this one-of-a-kind artisanal food hall at Legacy West, visitors can wander over 20 stalls to meet local purveyors and sample everything from lobster rolls and sushi to Philly cheesesteaks and duck fat fried chicken. But that’s not all – there is also has an on-site brewery and an outdoor live music and entertainment stage. Legacy Hall was even named the #2 best new food hall in the nation by USA Today in 2019.
Nearby sits a new 30,000 square foot restaurant park called The Boardwalk where visitors can enjoy eateries featuring a French tea room, gourmet biscuits, a coffee shop, bistros, and even a local brewery and restaurant.
Legacy Town Center is a mélange of homes, businesses, shops, hotels, restaurants and open spaces all in an urban village-style setting. The Shops at Legacy feature an upscale retail mix of men’s and women’s clothing, home furnishings and more. The development is also home to the Angelika Film Center & Café, a stylish five-screen boutique cinema devoted to independent specialty film, as well as some of the area’s best restaurants, including Bob’s Steak & Chop House, Fleming’s, and Mexican Sugar. Baccus Plaza boasts the Trails in Legacy Sculptures, which were created by Texas native Robert Summers and depict a cattle drive along the Shawnee Trail, a principal route on which Texas longhorn cattle were driven before and just after the Civil War.
With its temperate Sunbelt climate, Plano is the perfect place for all types of outdoor recreation activities. The city has 4,337 acres of public parks offering more than 82 miles of recreation trails. Worth a visit is Arbor Hills Nature Preserve, a 200-acre park featuring vast areas of natural beauty for walking, jogging, orienteering and other outdoor activities. Amenities include a playground, approximately 2.3 miles of paved recreational trails, approximately two miles designed as an off-road cycling trail, an observation tower and three pavilions.
Over at Oak Point Park Nature Preserve, glide over the forest canopy at Plano’s Go Ape! Zip lines, Tarzan swings and suspended obstacles bring out your inner monkey and provide a fun challenge amid 800 acres of natural beauty at Texas’ only Go Ape location.
With all of this and so much more, It’s All Here in Plano. See for yourself at visitplano.com.