Plano Apartments for Rent
Plano, TexasPlano is located mainly within Collin County, the richest county in Texas. Plano also extends into Denton County and is a suburb of Dallas, Texas is part of the Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington metropolitan area, also known as the Metroplex. The city is home to many corporate headquarters, making it a desirable place to live and rent an apartment.
In order to increase the tax base, Plano has made an effort to attract more retailers and apartment complexes to the city. The newly constructed Shops at Legacy features apartments and an Angelika Film Center, while The Shops at Willow Bend is the city's new, upscale mall.
Apartments in Plano, TexasThere are many apartments for rent in Plano as well as in the surrounding communities of Addison, Allen, Carrollton, Lewisville, Murphy, Richardson, Dallas, Frisco, Garland, Sachse, The Colony and Wylie.
Transportation in Plano, TexasIf you want to rent an apartment in Plano but have access to the other cities in the Metroplex, Plano opts into the Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) public transportation system. DART's successful light rail project, the Red Line, has opened stations in downtown Plano and at Parker Road. These stations enjoy heavy usage by people commuting to work elsewhere in the Dallas area.
Travel within Plano is also relatively hassle-free due to the adoption of a master plan for Plano's road system.
Finding a Job in PlanoPlano is the corporate headquarters for some of the country's largest and most-recognized companies, making way for job opportunities. The following companies are headquartered in Plano. Electronic Data Systems JCPenney Cadbury Schweppes Americas Beverages Frito Lay Cinemark Theatres Rent-A-Center Perot Systems Neiman Marcus Dr Pepper
Plano also has a large number of semiconductor and telecommunications companies including Alcatel Raytheon Texas Instruments Flextronics and Ericsson in its Research and Technology District (RT) due in part to its proximity to the Telecom Corridor.
Plano is also a frequent destination for business travelers; 80% of out-of-area visitors visit for this purpose. This is due to the city's close proximity to Dallas, and due to the many corporations headquartered in Plano. The city also has a large convention center. Plano is locally famous for its annual hot air balloon festival.
Colleges and Universities in Plano, TexasPlano is the home to two campuses of the Collin County Community College District, one at the Courtyard Center on Preston Park Boulevard and the larger Spring Creek Campus.
SMU in Legacy, of Southern Methodist University, is a graduate university serving the needs of 3,000 working professionals. It features The Guildhall, which offers a Masters program in video game development.
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