By April 29, 2020 7:22 pm
moving to Plano, TX

Often considered a satellite city of the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex, Plano is 20 miles north of downtown Dallas. Plano is home to more than 280,000 residents, which makes it 9th most populous city in Texas. Plano has a reputation across the metroplex for landscaped neighborhoods, excellent public schooling, and great property value. Ranked by AreaVibes.com, Plano received the award of the Best Place to Live in 2013. As Plano grows and develops, it continues to retain many characteristics that earned it these coveted titles.

Origin of the Name, Plano

The word “plano” is Spanish for plain. As key buildings were erected and more settlers came to town, the first medical doctor in the area, Dr. Henry Dye submitted a request to name the city Fillmore to honor the U.S. president at the time. Postal authorities denied this request, countering with the name of the original settler of the area, William Foreman. Mr Foreman wasn’t interested in having his name immortalized, so Dr. Dye suggested Plano. The doctor had offered a description of the area’s terrain as the city name and it was approved by Postal authorities. Mr Foreman became the city’s first postmaster.

Living in Plano, Texas

Plano, Texas is one the safest city of the USA and voted many times as the richest city of the USA. Many companies are doing business in Plano, Texas which make it a very prosperous city.

Despite being a city with a population of over 270 thousand people, Plano offers a supportive neighborhood. Plano is one of the best places to raise your children and family. Availability of premier public and private schools, affordable homes, and low crime provide a great and healthy environment to start a career, raise a family, or retire.
Employment in Plano

Plano is considered by many to be the hub of north Texas new economy corridor, largely because it’s become a magnet for Telecom, IT, semiconductor, and Software, Digital Media, Financial and Professional services industries.
Plano deserves serious bragging rights when it comes to the job market. Many corporations including six Fortune 500 companies call the city home. If you’ve ever dreamed of working in the corporate offices of JC Penney, Capital One, Toyota Motor North America or Frito Lay, Plano is the place to be.

Plano’s unemployment rate is well below the national average at 3%. The city also expects to see its job market increase 44.6% over the next decade, higher than the national average projection of 33.5%.

Cost of Living

The costs of living in Plano are high when compared to other similar cities throughout the region. Moreover the price of rent is higher than average , as are the various living costs related to average living costs, such as food, transportation, and utilities. The median family income in Plano is $110,799, which is almost double the national average for median family income.

Housing Market

The estimated price for an average home in Plano is around $202,181, also well above the national average, but on par with similar real estate prices that exist in other major cities throughout the country.

Plano offers a lot of housing options to choose from i.e. single-family homes, multi-family homes, estates, town homes, assisted and independent and living centers and apartment.

Nearly 61% of Plano residents own their living space while the remaining 39% rent. Average rent in Plano is estimated to be Rs $1,277 per month. Median rent is $2,000 per month, placing it higher than the metroplex median of $1,725 per month. The most affordable neighborhoods to rent in are Biltmore Swim & Racquet Club, Audubon Place, and Breezeway Farms. The most expensive neighborhoods to rent in are Windsor Park,Wolf Creek Estates and Whitestone.

Considering Plano’s list-to-sale price ratio, housing price cuts, and average time on market Plano is currently a buyer’s market.

Plano’s Best Neighborhoods

The best part of Plano, TX is that the city runs a contest for this designation every year! Plano’s BEST Neighborhood program allows neighborhood homeowners’ associations to apply for the BEST badge. In Plano, BEST stands for Beautiful, Engaged, Safe and Thriving.

Glenhollow Estates

Glenhollow Estates is a family-oriented neighborhood in Plano. Located right next to Coyote Creek Park, and enjoying the sounds of the creek itself, Glenhollow residents characterize the community as neighbourly, engaged, and active. The neighborhood has recently seen an infusion of young families; over the last 12 years, they’ve seen about a 50% turnover rate of their homes, with new families moving in all the time.

Forest Creek Estates

With homes selling for around $500,000 and up, Forest Creek Estates is a beautiful Plano neighborhood, consisting of a close-knit community and fit with tree-lined streets. Situated along the Chisholm Trail, families living here can enjoy a serene walking through nature, or relaxing.

Avignon Windhaven

This place is synonyms to luxury living in Plano. It is an upscale neighborhood in Plano having huge houses, averaging at 4,000+ square feet. Selling cost of these houses tend to be $700,000 or more. Close to both the route 121 and Tollway, it’s easy to get from Avignon Windhaven to plenty of dining and shopping outlets; there’s also easy access to the airport and the larger city of Dallas, TX.

Climate and Weather

If you love humid summers, gentle winters, and comfy spring and autumn months, you’ll adore the climate of Plano. Located in North Central Texas, Plano has a hot, humid, subtropical climate. Plano gets an average of 41 inches of rain per year. Plano receives about 229 days of sun per year relative to the national average of 205 sunny days.
The area is known for its hot and humid weather. Temperatures in July and August rise into the 90’s, but the humidity can make things feel much irritable and sticky. Do you dislike long snowy winters? Plano averages only 2 inches of snow per year which rarely lasts more than a few days.

It’s Remarkably Safe

For most of the Americans, security is a prime factor when moving to a new place. If Plano is on your list, you’ll be delighted to learn that when it comes to safety and peace of mind, you can’t do much better than the Texas City. Incidences of violent crime and property crime are very low. Forbes has repetitively ranked Plano as one of the most safe cities in the United States

Population

At present, Plano, TX is home to nearly 288,000 people. The median age in the city is 34. Plano is an awesome place to start and raise a family, which is why almost 17% of the total population is between the ages of 5 and 17, and 70% of occupied households are lived in by families. There are also more married couples in Plano than singles.

Traffic and Transportation

Presence of excellent access to air, rapid transit, light rail, and sophisticated road networks makes Plano a top contender among other cities located in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex. Plano is 20 minutes from downtown Dallas and only 30 minutes from the DFW International Airport. The city is also 25 minutes from Dallas Love Field Airport (DAL), and a short drive from other private regional airports in Addison and Collin counties. A perk of living in Plano is that you’re less than 4 hours to every major continental destination in the United States.

Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) operates public buses and light rail in Plano. DART has numerous stops throughout Dallas and provides access to other suburban areas including Garland, Richland, Farmer’s Branch, and Carrolton.

Schooling & Education

With over 53 percent of Plano residents having a bachelor’s degree or higher, Plano is consistently recognized as having one of the best education systems in the country. The major share of credit can be attributed to the Plano Independent School District, which consists of 70 public elementary, middle and high schools, and 16 private schools. In addition, Plano is also home to campuses of several different colleges and universities which include Collin College, Southern Methodist University, and the University of North Texas, while the University of Texas at Dallas is also located nearby.

History & Culture

Despite Plano’s booming growth in recent decades, the city thrives with history and culture. Downtown Plano houses popular the Interurban Railway Museum, the well known former primary stop of the Texas Electric Railway that began in 1908, and the Courtyard Theater, an extremely popular attraction with Plano residents and home of the Plano Symphony Orchestra.

Each September, Plano hosts the Plano Balloon Festival. It’s a three day event including performances from local entertainers and musicians, tethered balloon rides, and balloon launches as well. This Plano festival brings in up to 90,000 visitors, making it the largest event of the season for the city.

The Heritage Farmstead is a historical location that offers visitors a unique glance into life on the Backland Prairie. Located near the Legacy Town Center, make sure to visit the Trails in Legacy, a small part of the historic Shawnee Trail.

Cuisine, Culture and Contemporary Life

Plano is a foodie’s paradise and is a perfect dining hot spot. Plano was the 4th spot on its list for ‘foodie cities’ by Yelp. You can enjoy an incredibly diverse culinary scene here. Whether you want to try authentic local dishes such as Peruvian cuisine or a roasted pork cooked in a mouth-watering Bavarian style, Plano has a great restaurant waiting to welcome you.

In addition, the city boasts of a number of parks with huge trees providing much needed shade to help you escape the hot Texas sun and enjoy the great outdoors. You’ll have no trouble finding exciting nightlife in Plano. The Shops at Legacy offer several great wine bars, an independent cinema, and upscale dining.

There really is something special about Plano and we’re pretty confident that you’ll love living here. We hope this guide gives you a little insider’s insight into what Plano has to offer. If you decide to take the plunge and move to Plano, we at AB moving would love to help you!

AB Moving is a top rated professional Texas mover offering a wide array of moving services to residents and businesses throughout North Texas and beyond. We understand what you are facing and we can help, with choices you can make, and a cost you can count on.

Planning a move in near future? Give us a call or contact us to get a free moving quote today.

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Our family had to move a senior into a smaller home. Three moves were required. One to transition him from his four bedroom home into a one bedroom apartment. One to transition the remaining furniture from his large home to a different family member’s home. And another to move a piano and several large pieces of furniture and appliances within the final home. Each experience with AB moving was extremely impressive. We had three different teams for the three different moves. Every teammate was highly trained and careful. They moved everything we asked quickly. We never felt we overpaid for an hour because they worked so diligently. Watching three teams perform so well gives me a lot of reassurance about the entire rest of the company, honestly. 10/10. They worked super hard and we tipped well. Overall great experience.
Aaron Michelsohn
Aaron Michelsohn
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Victor Perez
Victor Perez
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Cherene Wynn
Cherene Wynn
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Jennifer Lynne
Jennifer Lynne
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Kelsey Burlini
Kelsey Burlini
Reason for move:Our Lease was terminated by the Apartment, due to Natural disaster (winter storm damage) which happened on February month. We have a 7 days notice period to vacate the home. Usually we use to shift our home on our own, but this time we have no time. so we focused on packing. AB was referred by my Wife's Friend.About AB Moving company:The one word to say, it's an outstanding performance by the 3 guys who are involved in moving. I thought it would take at least 3 hours for shifting. Because i have lot of stuff, moreover they have to shift the things from 3rd floor to the new apartment which is also 3rd floor. They first took an assessment for 2 minutes and started their work.They didn't had a break, They didn't had any drinks, They didn't speak to anyone in phone.Their energy level is at top till they finish their work. They have 8 Years of experience in this field. They have two schedules per day. I don't how this work for them. They work more than a machine.Really Awesome Do you Guess How much time they took to complete their job?It's just 1 hour 22 minutes.... Really a stunning performance.People who go behind cheapest movers and spending lot of money per hour. I would suggest this AB moving company. Rate is also cheap and you will good satisfaction at end.Beautiful thing is that there is no damage in any of my package.Keep rocking guys.........
Shunmugam A
Shunmugam A
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Kim L.
Kim L.
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Ann R.
Ann R.
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Judith K.
Judith K.
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Dana F.
Dana F.
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Michael Lance
Michael Lance
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Dr. Cheryl Carr
Dr. Cheryl Carr
I was very impressed by the work ethic of the crew AB sent to help us with our move. They moved us from our third floor apartment (no elevator) to a two story house with ease. Despite the heatwave this week, these guys gave it 110% the entire time and seemed to be having a blast doing it (singing and joking around with each other). Besides the actual move, both people I spoke to on the phone to arrange the move were very professional and friendly. They were able to schedule a last minute move for us and then had no problem adjusting the time to suit our schedule. The moving details were confirmed by both email and by text message. I’ve used other moving companies in the past and had one of them give me a quote for this move. The quote that they gave me was 3x what AB ended up charging us. I’m not planning on moving again any time soon, but if something changes, I’ll definitely be calling AB. I highly recommend AB Moving.
Peter Brooke
Peter Brooke
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Ronnie R.
Ronnie R.
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Olivia T.
Olivia T.
I hired this company to move my late mother's things from a storage unit 40 minutes away to one closer to my home (easier access to start sorting through everything). The three gentlemen that came out were extremely professional and understanding. They handled my mother's things with care and got things moved in a reasonable amount of time. The time saved in hiring a moving company was well worth the money, and I would definitely use this company again in the future.
Tabitha Stripe
Tabitha Stripe
AB Moving did a fantastic job helping me relocate. The crew was quick and very careful with my things. The crew also helped guide me in moving my truck...
Nick D.
Nick D.
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shamila malik
shamila malik
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Austin Alaniz
Austin Alaniz
Ismael and Cristian (crew) did a great job on a challenging move. We had to move my mom out of an assisted living apartment and into a memory care facility,...
Val K.
Val K.
AB Moving ,and more specifically the “Romo Crew” they sent, were absolutely INCREDIBLE!!! From start to finish, the process was seamless!! In fact, we were so pleased that we are hiring them again in less than a month to move us from our storage unit into our new home. They blew their competition out of the water in every category: price, friendliness, and service. No hidden fees, fast and careful work...wish I could give them 10 stars!!
Lauren Hunke
Lauren Hunke
I was pleasantly surprised of how professional my moving experience was. From the first phone call to the last bit of furniture being unwrapped. Excellent...
Diana P.
Diana P.
These guys busted their butt moving my stuff! It was no small job! The crew was very helpful and attentive to how I wanted a few items taken care of. They...
Chris M.
Chris M.
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Jana B.
Jana B.
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D'angelique Carrillo
D'angelique Carrillo
I had an excellent moving experience with AB Moving and particularly, Teo and his crew. The crew arrived on time and called in advance to inform they were...
Jen G.
Jen G.
The crew that worked our move was awesome! They were professional, courteous, and they stayed busy the entire time they were on the clock. We even offered...
Alicia T.
Alicia T.
Over the last ten(ish) years, I've moved from apartment to apartment to apartment to apartment to house to house, and I've used AB for every move. Why?...
Joe F.
Joe F.
Ab Moving & Storage moved two of my very heavy sofas, a huge chair and a large area rug to another location. I called Mike on Thursday and his guys promptly...
Susan S.
Susan S.
In less than a year we have moved my mom 3 times each time I tried a different moving company. I must say hands down these are nicest, most efficient, and...
Heidi S.
Heidi S.