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Plano, Texas is truly the land of plenty. Blending historic charm with modern luxury, the city brims with amenities and attractions. Plano’s location just north of Dallas offers easy access to the area’s professional sports, famous attractions, area airports, and performing arts. But Plano is also a destination in its own right, with more than 1,000 restaurants of every variety including a three-story European food hall, brewery, and entertainment venue, world class shopping, a lively arts and nightlife scene, and abundant natural beauty.
Whether a young family or empty-nesters, there is something to be loved for everyone. Shopping, dining, and entertainment can be found at four walkable entertainment districts across the city: Downtown Plano Arts District, Legacy West, The Boardwalk at Granite Park, and The Shops at Legacy.
Plano consistently tops the charts for being a safe city, a best place to live, a best city to raise a family, and a best place to work. The Plano Independent School District is also recognized as one of the top school districts in Texas.
Plano offers a surprising number of things to see, visit and do all year round, but a perennial favorite is the Plano Hot Air Balloon Festival. Held each September since 1979, the popular event has earned Plano the title of “Hot Air Balloon Capitol of Texas.”