If you want to live in a city that has a lot of history as well as being the location of many national headquarters, then check out Plano TX. Located about 20 miles northeast of Dallas, the city is home to many national companies like Frito-Lay, Toyota Motors USA, Pizza Hut and Dr. Pepper to name a few. Incorporated in 1873, the city was originally the location of a grist mill until a saw mill and other businesses began growing up around it. As of the 2010 census the city has a population of 259,841 residents. For more about the history of the town, go to: www.plano.gov.
You will find a number of parks and recreational areas nearby as you look around town at the local homes for sale. There are many hiking and bike riding trails as well as recreation areas like tennis centers, golf courses, gymnastics centers, swimming pools and more. The Oak Point Park Nature and Retreat Center is an 800 acre retreat that includes a number of great hiking trails along natural plants and wildlife as well as beside serene waterways. There are plenty of picnic tables and shaded areas for you to plan a family event or outing.
While you are looking at the properties in the area, check out all the activities and attractions as well. The town offers many exciting things to do like the arts and crafts expo, the Haunt Jaunt Nighttime 5K run, Kid's Night Out, Dance Clubs, Youth Cooking Classes, Art and Photography Classes, Cardio or Martial Arts Classes and a whole lot more. The city is a very historic location with many old homes you can visit as well as the local trolley tour, the Arboretum, Scavenger Hunts and even Family Camp Out Nights. You will find plenty of activities available in your new home town.
If you are still looking for more entertainment and events, check out the Day Hike to Dino Valley or the Fairytale Engineering Camp. You can also take part in the local soccer teams, learn vegetable gardening and composting, go rock climbing, take tennis lessons and a whole lot more. The city also includes a number of local movie theaters, live stage shows, holiday festivals and plenty of arts and crafts exhibits. There are also several local nightclubs and bars throughout town.
When you are ready to call the town your home, take a look at all the real estate that is available for you. You can count on The Milstead Team for the best prices and available real estate.