Plano

467 reviews
  1. City in Texas
A+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Real Estate
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    A+
  8. Weather
    B+
  9. Cost of Living
    C+
  10. Health & Fitness
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C
  12. Commute
    B+

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$222,800
National
$176,700
Median Rent
$1,115
National
$904
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    37%
  • Own
    63%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools
  • Colleges

    Crime & Safety

    Crime & Safety
    B
    Based on violent and property crime rates.
    Violent Crimes
    • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
    National
    • Assault
      79
      264
    • Murder
      1
      5
    • Rape
      29
      37
    • Robbery
      56
      135
    Property Crimes
    • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
    National
    • Burglary
      297
      575
    • Theft
      1,573
      2,114
    • Motor Vehicle Theft
      105
      257

    Residents

    Diversity
    A+
    Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
    Median Household Income
    $82,944
    National
    $53,046
    Children
    20%
    Education Levels
    National
    • Master's degree or higher
      21%
      11%
    • Bachelor's degree
      34%
      18%
    • Some college or associate's degree
      26%
      29%
    • High school diploma or equivalent
      13%
      28%
    • Less than high school diploma
      7%
      14%

    Reviews

    467 reviews
    • Excellent
      98
    • Very Good
      211
    • Average
      132
    • Poor
      22
    • Terrible
      4
    Plano is a wonderful city for families of all sizes. After living in Arlington, Irving and traversing the north Texas metroplex, I have seen much excitement over opportunity here in our state- though no city's inhabitants are as excited as Plano's. This city is a land of opportunity and growth; a gem in education and experience; the most enthralling part to all this: the city is still expanding rapidly. If you are looking for a safe, family-friendly, connected, neo-industrial, diverse, beautiful city, then Plano is your best option. Trust me, after 16 years in this area, I have seen swarms of people moving in from all over the country- Chicago, Washington, Denver, New York- so my advice to you is: do not get left behind!
    • Current Resident
    • 16 days ago
    In terms of a family friendly environment, breaking it down into the available schooling options, public safety and healthy living, Plano is, in my opinion, one of the most favorable cities in America. Not only is it ranked one of the lowest in overall crime, due to a well organized and funded police department, but it also has a large selection of supermarkets and parks where prospective movers will be able to make healthy decisions, both in terms of diet, and of exercise. While the roads can, occasionally, clog up during the typical rush hours, traffic remains relatively fluid throughout the day, meaning none should end up late to school, or work, unless in extenuating circumstances. Finally, while the nightlife and overall diversity of the City of Plano is up for debate, there remain a reasonable number of job openings available to those seeking employment, due mostly to the steadily growing economy and business friendly region as dictated by city policy makers.
    • Current Resident
    • 4 months ago
    I love the city of Plano! Their school district is on par, however they could have more services for senior citizens. They are also have very good roads, and a lot of opportunity to be involved in the community.
    • Works Here
    • 16 days ago