Plano

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Apartments in Plano, Texas

Plano is one of the Dallas areas most affluent northern suburbs. Located mostly in Collin County with a population of 273,611 residents. It is also one of the largest Dallas suburbs and there are more than 50 different Plano apartments to choose from. Big D Apartment Locators has leased to thousands of people looking for Plano apartments.

Economy

Plano is the corporate headquarters for some of the countries largest and most recognized companies. It’s largest employers include Frito-Lay, J.C. Penney and Hewlett-Packard. Plano apartments also provide thousands of jobs to the city’s residents.

Plano’s economy is based on research and development in the fields of information technology and telecommunications. Research, exploration and production of oil and natural gas also contribute significantly to the area. Publishing and printing, banking, insurance and real estate offer a wide variety of opportunities. The city also has a strong retail, wholesale, and service industry base. Additionally, Plano has a very well educated workforce and great school system. It’s no wonder Forbes Magazine ranked Plano among it’s list of Top Suburbs to Live Well. There are Plano apartments located near all of the major corporate campuses.

Education

Plano schools consistently score among the highest in the nation. Plano has 70 public schools, 16 private schools, 2 campuses of the Collin County Community College District and a graduate university branch of Southern Methodist University, known as SMU-in-Plano, which serves the needs of 3000 working professionals. There are 6 libraries in Plano and Plano apartments located near all city services.

The Plano school district can boast of many exemplary rated schools by the Texas Education Agency. There are 3 senior high schools in the PISD; Plano East, Plano Senior, and Plano West. In 2006, the PISD announced that 115 seniors were selected as National Merit Semifinalists and in a 2008 Dallas Business Journal survey, Plano district employees voted their school district among the best places to work. There are apartments in Plano located near all Plano schools.

History

Plano was settled in the early 1840′s. Mail service, a sawmill, gristmill and store brought many people to the area. Locals suggested the name Plano from the Spanish word for “flat.” A reference to the terrain of the area. By 1872, the Houston and Texas Railroads helped bring the population to more than 500 residents. In 1873, the city of Plano was officially incorporated.

The population of Plano initially grew very slowly, reaching only 17,872 by 1970. But over the next 30 years Plano would explode in growth to 222,030 residents. During this period of rapid expansion Plano was only able to keep up with this pace through efficient planning initiatives,  grid layouts and it’s natural flat (plano) topography.

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