Properties for Lease in Plano, TX
Plano TX Real Estate, Plano area and Community Information
Plano, Texas, is a major city in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex. The 2010 U.S. Census established the population at 269,776. Today, Plano is ninth on a list of the largest cities in the state. A number of times, Forbes magazine has named Plano as the best place to live in the western United States. In both 2010 and 2011, Forbes also named the city as the safest one of its size in America.
Settlers that first arrived in the mid-19th century discussed the possibility of naming the small town after Pres. Millard Fillmore. Instead, the community was named "Plano," which is Spanish for "flat." In 1872, the arrival of the Houston and Central Texas Railway heralded the beginning of a new prosperous age in the region. Still, as recently as the 1960s, the population of Plano remained at less than 5,000. By 1980, over 70,000 people lived in Plano as the Dallas-Fort Worth area continued its dramatic growth.
Parks And Recreation
Although Plano means "flat" in Spanish, the rolling hills at the Arbor Hills Nature Preserve are anything but flat. In fact, the terrain is reminiscent of the Texas Hill Country found to the south of the metro area. A classic stone bridge is beautifully situated in a peaceful setting. Hikers will have many nature trails from which to choose.
The foresight of early community leaders has left a legacy of large swaths of green space that serves the needs of those that own real estate in Plano. Together, Old Mount Park and Woodruff Park cover an area larger than Manhattan's Central Park. These parks offer visitors a shady refuge under an occasional massive, sprawling oak tree. One in Bob Woodruff Park is estimated to be five-centuries old.
Attractions and Activities
Learn much more about the history of the Republic of Texas by visiting the Heritage Farmstead Museum. Both exhibits and demonstrations fill the day for those that take the time to visit. Donkeys and chickens are among the animals that are not otherwise seen across the metroplex.
Every September, the Plano Balloon Festival attracts as many as 100,000 visitors. The "balloon glow" is a much-anticipated moment as dusk, when the pilots simultaneously fire the balloon burners to create an awe-inspiring display that is captured by innumerable amateur videographers. The festival also features lots of live music and sky diving shows.
Thanks to the substantial recent growth of this affluent community, many Plano properties are available with all-brick facades, energy-saving systems, hi-tech kitchens and professionally landscaped lots. Some of these homes for sale in Plano will include more than 5,000 sq-ft of living space.
The Keri Schuller Team can save a potential Plano home buyer a great deal of time by identifying the kind of Plano real estate that is most desired. Then, a Plano real estate agent can match various Plano TX homes to one's goals and desires. At any one time, there will be hundreds of Plano homes for sale, so this assistance can be quite important. Those that desire more affordable Plano real estate may want to look at some of the nice 1970s-era Plano TX real estate built during the first stage of substantial growth in the community. Contact us today to learn about properties for lease in Plano, TX!