Just minutes from downtown Dallas, Plano, Texas, is a growing, affluent community in Collin County. CNN/Money rated Plano as the very best place to live in western U.S. in 2005, 2006 and 2011. Forbes named it the safest city in the country in both 2010 and 2011. Plano has been a corporate relocation hub and is home to many company headquarters. Home choices include master planned communities, established family neighborhoods, and edgy condo and townhome developments, including those served by DART Rail in historic downtown Plano. A quest for excellence in this community has driven the success of the top performing Plano Independent School District, with campuses that consistently score among the highest in the nation. Plano attractions include the vibrant and youthful Legacy Town Center which features great restaurants, live music and boutiques; old downtown Plano’s brick-paved antique district features quaint boutiques and eateries; the Heritage Farmstead; the Interurban Railway Station: the rolling terrain of Arbor Hills Nature Preserve on the west side of Plano along with The Shops at Willow Bend and over 700 restaurants citywide. Plano residents enjoy the many trails, parks and festivals that the city features, including the Plano Balloon Festival in September. An estimated 90-100,000 people enjoy the multi-day event which includes sky diving demonstrations and continuous live music. The Texas Legislature has recognized Plano as the “Hot Air Balloon Capital of Texas”, this hot air balloon event features a balloon glow at dusk.

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