Plano, Texas has been described as a wealthy northern suburb of Dallas. With a population of more than 260,796 it holds the distinction of being rated as one of the wealthiest cities in the country by Money Magazine. Forbes ranked it as one of the top three suburbs to “live well” in.
One of the favorite activities in this affluent community is shopping. Go to yellowpages online and you will find some of the most famous names in designer fashion and some of the most high-end and up scale stores to find them in. Among the newest shopping malls in the area is The Shops at Willow Bend. This mall is very high end and upscale and is where the people of Plano can find such retail giants like Neiman-Marcus.
Plano began as a small industrial town in the 1840s. It was the home of a grist mill, a saw mill and an old fashioned general store. Today, if you were to check the Texas business directory, you will find that there are numerous corporations that call Plano home. Such businesses as JCPenney, Frito-Lay, Perot Systems, Electronic Data Systems, Ericsson, Inc., Dr. Pepper and Snapple Group are headquartered in Plano. These corporate campuses with their park-like settings can be found along the tree-lined Legacy Drive. SMU in Legacy is the university’s graduate school with over 3,000 working professionals involved in business courses of varying types. Many of these professionals reside in Plano.
To keep the busy the population of Plano happy, many restaurants, clubs and entertainment venues have popped up in the city. However, for concerts, opera, ballet and theatre the citizens of Plano still have to travel into Dallas, a short ride away. You can also check out BestPlano.com for the best businesses in Plano, TX.
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