The Heart of West Plano
What a name... Plano, TX, I seriously had to think about if
I wanted to live here 15 years ago because of the name Plain-O!
It is kind of like when you look for a home, clients always note the street
name to see if it works for them and if they can live with it and more important
on it! Anyway, Plano got it name way back because it was on a flat plain,
miles of land for farming and cattle and so Plano was born.
The west side of Plano was developed in the 1980's and has just
recently been built out.
What is interesting about the west side is that
west of the tollway the topography changes and it is more like Texas hill
country. There are actually hills, creeks, a nature preserve and many
beautiful old trees that have weathered many a North Texas electrical storms.
(and yes there is also, horses, cows & Texas longhorns)
This is the home of zip codes 75093 & 75024. Around 91,000 proud.
If you are traveling north up the Dallas Tollway,
between Plano Parkway
and Spring Creek Parkway you are in the heart of West Plano, see map
you exit on Park and take a right you will find yourself home in Willow Bend
& Gleneagles Country Club
, a 18 hole beautiful golf course surrounded by
luxurious custom homes. Willow Bend
, back in the 80's actually was an
active Polo field, thus Willow Bend has an equestrian spirit to it, like Willow
Bend Polo Estates. You will also find the communities of Lakeside, Old Shepard,
Place, Gleneagles, Windhaven and Castlemere to name a few.
If you turn left on Plano Parkway from the tollway you will dog leg
around to another 18 hole golf course
community called the Hills at Prestonwood
and Hills of Indian Creek. Head north on Midway and you will hit the prestigious
neighborhood that is built on the best and most beautiful land
in West Plano. Many other upscale communities such as Cypress Point,
Glen Hollow Estates & Wolf Creek line the Midway Corridor just to name
a few more.
So if you are a golf fiend, you have truly found your new home,
Gleneagles and Prestonwood are only a few miles apart. Besides golf,
the schools are excellent, shopping & dining is nearby at Shops at Legacy
and Shops at Willow Bend
. Presbyterian and Baylor are just two of the
excellent medical facilities close by. The Legacy Corporate Campus that
is home to many national corporations. This makes Plano an upscale
community, only 20 miles north from downtown Dallas, that is truly divine!
Real Estate is also divine, you get a lot for your money, twice as much
as Dallas proper.
When considering the Dallas area for your relocation,
Plano deserves your
careful consideration, based on being:
If only the name weren't so plain.
- centrally located - close to airports - major highways
- beautiful topography
- shopping & dining
- excellent schools
- top notch medical facilities & spas
- real estate is a good appreciating value
Here's to Plano! Cheers!