Plano is the greenest and most prosperous suburb in all of Texas. Its premier park system places Plano far above the rest of the pack. 75% of Plano residents are within a ten-minute walk to the nearest public park.
With the highest Quality of Life rating on this list, Plano residents benefit from high median incomes, a relatively low rate of violent crime, and shorter commute times. Dallas is a short drive south of Plano for residents who want access to the theaters, restaurants, and museums of the big city.
Median Housing Price: $291,300
Yearly Population Growth: 10.7%
Known For: Plano is corporate headquarters central! Dell Services, Frito-Lay, Rent-A-Center, Pizza Hut, and Cinemark Theatres have all chosen Plano as the home base for their respective companies.