Plano is noted for the foresight of its leadership and thoughtful planning and development, with standards which have attracted the most reputable residential, office and commercial builders and developers. Plano is the land of custom homes, with many inviting residential areas, designed with the most amenities possible.
Plano offers attractive demographics for many types of businesses, large and small. With the corporate headquarters of so many global companies within the city, Plano offers senior exeutives of these corporations a lifestyle which meets their expectations.
Plano's 159,050 residents enjoy a highly rated school system, award-winning parks and recreation facilities, and a sophisticated healthcare community. The Spring Creek campus of Collin County Community College District and the University of Texas at Dallas offer residents expanded opportunities for educational and cultural enrichment, from associate to doctoral degree programs.
Plano public schools rank among the nation's best, and the high school sports teams are traditionally among the best in the state. Plano High, for example, has won seven state football championships, a record which is matched by only one other school in Texas. The school is also known for its outstanding soccer teams.
More than 60 shopping centers are conveniently located throughout the city, including Collin Creek Mall with more than 100 specialty shops, restaurants, and department stores. The city continues to embrace a family oriented atmosphere and supports dozens of volunteer and civic groups, some 75 churches and a lively artistic community.