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Full Service Affordable Moving Services in Plano, Texas

Moving to the Plano area and need help? Frisco Moving Systems is the reliable moving service you are looking for. We offer everything you could possibly need whether you are moving in or out, moving locally or internationally, or whether you are in need of relocating your home or business to or from Plano. From providing wood crates to shrink-wrapping your furniture, Frisco Moving Systems also has all the supplies and packing materials that your Plano move requires. Moving is stressful, but with our help, you can rest assured that your belongings are traveling safely and securely. We allow you to focus on the more fun aspects of your transition. Speaking of having fun, we have provided this quick guide to the city of Plano to get you acquainted with your new home.

Your Quick Reference Guide to the City of Plano

Plano is located only 20 miles northeast of downtown Dallas and shares its humid-subtropical climate. Ranked as the ninth most populous city in Texas, Plano is home to many corporate headquarters such as Dr. Pepper Snapple Group, Dell Services, and Toyota Motors USA. According to SmartAsset.com, Plano was in the top 10 cities for “Women in Tech.” Known as the City of Excellence, Plano was designated the “Best Place to Live in the Western United States” in 2005, 2006, and 2011 by CNN Money Magazine as well as being selected as “Safest City in America” by Forbes in 2010 and 2011. The education in Plano is consistently among the best in the nation as well. All these accolades have attributed to the city being credited as one of the three “Top Suburbs to Live Well” of Dallas according to Forbes. There has never been a better time to move to Plano!

Transportation

For public transportation, you have a few different options to choose from. Plano’s suburbs are included in the DART route. The Dallas Area Rapid Transit, or DART, light rail system operates the “Red Line” from downtown Plano to downtown Dallas, as well as the “Orange Line” during peak weekday hours. The DART bus system has daily local bus routes throughout the city. The North Texas Tollway Authority (NTTA) offers toll tags to quickly pass through toll stations on all the toll roads in the Dallas area, the closest being the President George Bush Turnpike. There are two large airports located in the Plano/Dallas area. These include the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport and the Dallas Love Field airport.

Traffic

If you plan on using your own automobile to get around town, be prepared to encounter heavier traffic when commuting to Dallas or Fort Worth. Traffic in Plano itself is light and is worst when nearing the tollways. Dallas traffic is actually getting better, and according to Dallas Business Journal, is better than the other large metropolitan cities in Texas. There is one spot however that happens to be a common place for accidents, so be extra careful around the intersection of 15th and Municipal Avenue in Plano. Keep traffic times in mind when planning your move to Plano.

Distances and Times to Other Cities

  • Dallas: 20 miles (26min)
  • Houston: 257 miles (3hr 41min)
  • Austin: 215 miles (3hr 22min)
  • San Antonio: 294 miles (4hr 33min)
  • Amarillo: 363 miles (5hr 29min)

Best Texas BBQ

The top choice for Texas barbecue in Plano has got to be Kenny’s Smoke House. Kenny’s specializes in smoked brisket and pork, and uses hickory chips to smoke all their barbecue. They have a fully stocked bar with their signature house-smoked bourbon and Grey Goose on tap. If you want a good time, visit Kenny’s!

Shopping

Plano has a handful of places to go shopping and find whatever you’re looking for. The Shops at Legacy is located off of Legacy Drive in northwest Plano and has a plethora of restaurants and shops catering all your needs. Historic Downtown Plano offers more eateries and boutiques but sits among original buildings that were rebuilt after the fire of 1896. Collins County Farmer’s Market offers fresh produce home grown in the great state of Texas. You’ll definitely taste the difference in the freshly and naturally grown bounty. There are also three movie theaters in the Plano area that carry the latest blockbusters to hit the silver screen.

Things To Do Around Plano

Arbor Hills Nature Preserve
Arbor Hills offers a 200-acre park filled with nature trails for jogging and hiking, mountain biking and orienteering. There are paved trails as well as dirt trails and single-track for the more adventurous. This is a great spot to see Texas’ natural beauty.

Heritage Farmstead Museum
This accredited museum is a step into the past! Giving folks the feel of what it was like in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, the museum shows the hardships of life in the Backland Prairie region of North Texas. The buildings are the authentically restored structures of the Farrel-Wilson farmstead and the museum is host to seasonal exhibits portraying all aspects of life around the turn of the century.

Oak Point Park & Nature Preserve
At 800 acres, this is the largest park in the Plano area. The park has 3.5 miles of paved trails and 5 miles of soft surface trails among the North Texas natural habitat. The park caters to hikers, bikers, and equestrians, and multiple guides to the plant and animal life can be found on their website.

Family Fun Centers
For the kid in you, Plano has a selection of indoor entertainment centers. Amazing Jakes, Main Event, Kid Mania, Whirly Ball, Jumpstreet, and CooCoos are a few of the businesses just in the Plano area around Dallas. Whereas Kid Mania and CooCoos caters to the kids, Amazing Jakes and Main Event, and Whirly Ball have entertainment for the whole family. According to local reviews, Whirly Ball’s “Laser Whirled” is a hit among adults wanting to blow off steam after work. Jumpstreet, as its name implies is a huge indoor trampoline park – great for bouncing around and having fun as well as a great place to get in aerobatic workout!

Dark Hour Haunted House
This insanely creative and amazing experience is more like a museum of fright than a typical haunted house. The shows and exhibits change monthly and offer everything from spooky history to live music played by your hosts. The sets, costumes, and actors have been compared to Broadway, just a lot scarier! Being that it always changes, Dark Hour will always be there when you want to “change it up a bit.”

Interurban Railway Museum
This museum is maintained by the Plano Conservancy for Historic Preservation and owned by the City of Plano. The museum is home to the original Texas Electric Railway Interurban Car, which served the cities of Texas back in the early 1900s. It was the second advancement in railway technology and was state of the art back in its heyday. Come see how it was in the “Big City” at the turn of the century and check out other museums run by the Plano Conservancy for Historic Preservation.

Health and Wellness
Need a place to relax and pamper yourself? Plano has just the thing. Between Pranaa, Top Feet Reflexology, and Woodhouse Day Spa, you are sure to find the exact remedy for you to relax without having to drive far at all.

Golf Courses
Plano offers two great golf courses. If you’ve got all day, The Courses at Watters Creek offers 33 holes! They have a great website to allow you to book when and exactly what you want to play. Los Rios Golf Club is the other course in Plano. What they lack in size, they make up in challenging holes. Be sure to hit up the greens at both of these lovely courses.

ComedySportz
Looking for a good laugh? ComedySportz is an improve-comedy lounge that plays two teams against each other and the only way to win is by your laughs. Different teams on different nights with topics brought up by you equals never a dull night and many laughs to be had! Not only do they offer great shows, but ComedySportz also offers classes for those who want to broaden their skill set.

If you are planning a move to Plano and need moving assistance, or just have a question about the Plano area, give Frisco Moving Systems a call at 972-584-1097.