Located 19 miles north of Dallas, Plano is
home to a nationally recognized public
school system and a host of internationally
known events like the Plano Hot Air
Balloon Festival. The city is also home to
many information technology and
telecommunications companies, including
EDS, JCPenney, Frito-Lay, and Dr
Pepper/Cadbury, among others.
Collin Creek Mall, Plano Market Square,
the Shops at Willow Bend and more than
60 retail centers form a strong retail base.
Perhaps best known for its school system,
Plano Independent School District has
received national recognition for its system
of 67 schools and nearly 54,000 students.
As for recreation, there’s no shortage of
playtime in Plano! The city offers municipal golf, tennis, swimming, bowling and
team sports. Area lakes are within easy
driving distance for fishing and boating,
and Willow Bend Polo and Hunt Club,
Plano Municipal Golf Course and Chase
Oaks offer outstanding public facilities.
School District: Prosper ISD
Chamber of Commerce:
Median Home Value: $316,250
Noted on multiple “best suburbs” lists,
Prosper is a quiet community that has
experienced a true growth explosion in
recent years. Sports figure Deion Sanders
built a $21 million home here for his family, and other sports stars and celebrities
have chosen to relocate here for the large
tracts of land and quiet lifestyle.
School District: Wylie
Chamber of Commerce:
Median Home Value: $157,010
With it lush landscapes, flourishing housing
market, and an award-winning school system,
Wylie attracts both residents and businesses
looking for a small-town environment that also
has easy access to big city amenities.
Located in Collin County and just 24 miles
from downtown Dallas, Wylie is easily
accessible via Highway 78 and Highway
190 (President George Bush Turnpike). It’s
also one of the fastest growing communities
in the state with a staggering 144 percent
population increase since 2000.
Wylie is making the transition from a bedroom to a more balanced community,
combining quality residential living
with a healthy business climate.
Wylie’s industrial/business corridor,
created through the Wylie Economic
Development Cooperation, is home to
more than 800,000 square feet of facilities and more than 1,000 jobs.
Wylie is one of only six Texas cities to
receive an ISO 1 rating for its fire department and water delivery. Wylie also has
one of the lowest crime rates in Collin
County, and one of the lowest in Texas.
A school district with Recognized and
Exemplary schools, plus plenty of outdoor
amenities at nearby Lake Lavon have
made Wylie a popular residential choice.
The 38,000-acre Lake Lavon features
several parks, picnic sites, boat ramps,
beaches, and camping sites. The City has
also preserved its historic downtown as a
specialty and cultural area, which has
attracted a variety of unique retail and