Plano Named a Top 5 City for Families

Plano Named a Top 5 City for Families


Out of 150 cities examined, Plano ranks No. 3 in the nation for best cities for families, according to WalletHub.


The study used a variety of metrics to come up with the rankings, including playgrounds per 100,000 residents, violent crime rates and highest median family income. Overland Park, Kansas, was named No. 1 by WalletHub, while Madison, Wisconsin was named No. 2.


Here’s where Plano ranked in some of the things WalletHub measured:

Affordability — No. 1

Socioeconomic environment — No. 3

Health and safety — No. 4

Education and child care — No. 51

Family fun — No. 86


If you are considering moving to, from or within Plano, it’s easy to connect with the just the right professional for your real estate needs at the award-winning

PSO’s Spooky Symphony Perfect for Families

PSO's Spooky Symphony Perfect for Families


October is here and if you’ve got little ones it’s time to start thinking about Halloween-themed activities. At Ebby Halliday Realtors, we’re proud to be the presenting sponsor of the Plano Symphony Orchestra’s EncoreYouth program, which includes the popular Spooky Symphony, perfect for family-friendly Halloween fun.


On October 25, you and your children can enjoy popular melodies from Halloween and children’s movies and be mesmerized by magician David Hira’s illusions. Costumes are encouraged!


The concert starts at 3 p.m. at the Eisemann Center. Pre-concert activities for kids start at 2:15, and include crafts, a coloring station, “Be a Conductor” and the popular Instrument Petting Zoo, a hands-on experience where kids can see, hear and play different instruments.


Tickets are on sale now. Click here to get yours before they’re gone.


Ebby Halliday Realtors is proud to have served the residential real estate needs of Collin County since 1971, when Ebby personally opened a one-room office in Plano. We now have nine offices serving Collin County: 190@Jupiter, Allen, Campbell/Coit, Frisco, McKinneyPlano, Plano/Willow Bend, Preston Keller and Preston Plano Parkway. Our commitment to this extraordinary part of North Texas is stronger than ever.


Plano: City of Excellence

Shown, from left, are Ebby Halliday CFO Ron Burgert, 190@Jupiter Manager Malinda Howell, Plano City Manager Bruce Glasscock, Plano Manager Kay Wright, Preston Keller Manager Vivian Black, President & CEO Mary Frances Burleson, Frisco Manager Terri Macaluso, Executive Vice President & Director of Sales Offices Betty Misko, and Preston Plano Parkway Manager Bill Tucker.



Members of six Ebby offices, 190@Jupiter, Frisco, Plano, Plano/Willow Bend, Preston Keller and Preston Plano Parkway, gathered yesterday to learn about the latest goings-on in the prospering city of Plano. The group heard from Plano City Manager Bruce Glasscock.


Just a few of the highlights included:


*  Toyota’s move to Plano and its 4,000 jobs will be the largest out-of-state move to Plano since J.C. Penney transferred its headquarters in the 1980s.


*  San Antonio-based USAA’s opening of an information-technology center in West Plano that will employ almost 700 high-tech workers.


*  FedEx Office and Print Services is moving its corporate headquarters to Plano. The project is part of a mixed-use project with offices, apartments, retail and a hotel on 240 acres surrounding the J.C. Penney headquarters.


*  A new 17-story, upscale high-rise called Haggard Place is planned for the corner of Spring Creek Parkway and the Dallas North Tollway on the former Haggard family farmland.


These are just a very few of the exciting things going on in Plano. At Ebby Halliday Realtors, we’re proud to serve Plano and all of North Texas. To learn more about North Texas, our Associates and listings, visit the award-winning