There is still nothing like the original. Plano still has the elite reputation that others are fighting to take. Neighboring cities such as Allen, Frisco and McKinney have succeeded in bringing in new businesses, new malls and huge master planned residential developments but when people start their search in the North Dallas they always want to start with Plano. What gives Plano its great reputation? Plano traditionally has a fantastic ISD and solid athletic programs, but Allen has recently staked its claim to the region’s top athletic program and Frisco has overtaken Plano as the overall school district of choice that belonged to Plano for decades. That statement was not made to take anything away from Plano, they are still recognized as an academic and athletic leader in Texas but that is not the sole reason for people to relocate any longer although Plano West Senior High is still recognized as one of the 3 best schools in all of Texas. The real reason Plano has been so successful over the years is its location and accessibility to the rest of the Metroplex.

For those seeking the prestigious address Willow Bend is still THE place to be outside of Dallas proper. The greater Willow Bend area is west of Preston Road and east of the Dallas North Tollway and surrounds the Glen Eagles Country Club. Homes in Willow Bend start in the mid $300’sand can climb up to as high as $5 Million. The Deerfield Estates subdivision is still the Christmas light capital of DFW and although it is aging, it is doing so very gracefully and is still a great place to be in northern Plano. Kings Lake, Kings Ridge and Normandy are relatively new staples to the city of Plano but have caught fire over the past few years and have been an excellent addition to the cities already great reputation. The city has maintained a relatively high price per square foot for the region even in its aging communities.

The Shops at Legacy around Legacy and the Dallas North Tollway has become a hot spot for the city as well. There are a lot of “urban living” options around this area with Apartments, Condos and Townhomes available. The area offers a wide assortment of great restaurants, high end shopping, nightlife, hotels and other forms of high end entertainment. It is also just down the road from Headquarters Drive that call companies like J.C. Penney, Frito Lay, PepsiCo and Dr. Pepper, Bank of America, Hewlett Packard and Capital One Bank home.

Plano still has its swagger, and it is still the King of the suburbs. For more information call Dan Cooper at 214-714-5638.