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Why Plano was Voted Top 10 Healthiest Cities in America

Top 10 Healthiest Cities in America

Plano is: City of Excellence  

It’s no surprise Plano is one of the Top 10 Healthiest Cities in America chosen by Time Magazine.  I’ve been a resident for 21 years and Plano just keeps getting better.

If you didn’t know Plano neighborhoods are built around parks and recreation areas. Most importantly, Plano has an exemplary school system. That’s another reason families are attracted to the area.

Watch Tower Arbor Hills Nature Preserve

Watch Tower Arbor Hills Nature Preserve

Plano is also safe which attributes to well being.  The article explains that Plano Police Department and well connected communities make Plano a place of well being.  Add the parks and recreation perks and Plano is one the top 10 healthiest cities in America.

Impressive, yes.

Another impressive quality of Plano is it’s diversity. That also helped Plano make the list.


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Why Plano is Healthy

Below is a list of why Plano made the healthy list. If you live here you already enjoy these outstanding amenities.

  • 83 public parks spanning more than 4,000 acres
  • 70 miles of paved trails
  • 69 athletic fields
  • 8 swimming pools
  • 5 recreation centers
  • 4 arts and cultural venues
  • Pecan Hollow Golf Course and Grille
  • High Point Tennis Center
  • Bike friendly city on and off trails

Even though many neighborhoods are governed by HOA’s and have private parks, most communities have a public park close to each neighborhood.
Plano was designed that way.

Bishop Park Shops at Legacy

Bishop Park Shops at Legacy

Here’s link to more information about parks and recreation in Plano.

Healthy Living in Plano

There are many other reasons Plano has a healthy lifestyle. Private and public golf courses, fine dining, healthy shopping and farmers markets are included.

Hills at Prestonwood Golf Course

Hills at Prestonwood Golf Course

Plano Ponies

Plano Ponies

Horseback riding in East Plano as well as acreage properties for sale. And yes, it’s affordable. Plano has grown up from the small suburban sprawl it was just a few years ago.

It’s actually called an urban area which I find quite interesting. When I first moved to West Plano it was considered too far out, kind of what Prosper is now.

And now it’s one of the top 10 healthiest cities in America!  Who knew!  So glad I ended up here.  I bet you are too.

About Terry Smith

Passionate about real estate, positive problem solver, specialty boutique real estate brokerage that does things your way! A full-time Broker & REALTOR®, helping people buy and sell homes in the Dallas - Plano area. Whether you're a buyer just starting out or someone with luxury properties to sell. I have extensive knowledge and experience to help you with your real estate transaction. I am a native Dallasite. Have questions? Ask me. You can find me on Google+ and Pinterest.

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