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Collin County Offers Country Charm And City Convenience
Collin County calls itself "The Jewel of North Texas". With all the county has to offer its residents and businesses in great cities like Plano, McKinney, Frisco and Allen, one could hardly disagree. And we can't forget to mention the small town greats like Prosper, Celina & Fairview.
The county is beautifully contrasting with its vast, rolling countryside and mid-rise business parks.Its major cities boast many great shopping treasures like Ikea, Stonebriar Centre, Willowbend Mall, Shops of Legacy and the Allen Premium Outlets, just to name a few. There are a variety of restaurants to please any palette and meet any budget. Arts, culture and entertainment are thriving in this northern part of the Metroplex - and soon there will be a grand venue for the masses with the completion of The Arts of Collin County Performance Hall and Arts Park.
Plano, the largest city in Collin County, is the ninth largest city in Texas. It is home to more than 273,000 residents and is the corporate headquarters for some of the nation's largest and most recognized companies. This city has grown into something of an icon in North Texas. CNN Money has bestowed such honors on Plano as 'the best place to live in the Western United States' and 'the 11th best place to live in the nation'. Plano schools consistently rank among the top schools in the United States. Not bad for a suburb 20 miles north of Dallas.
Frisco has more than eight million square feet of retail and dining. It has become a hub of entertainment, thanks to first-class venues that host a multitude of sporting events and concerts year round. The Dallas Stars call Frisco home, as do the Rough Riders, FC Dallas, Texas Legends and Texas Tornadoes. You'll certainly not be without entertainment here. Somehow in spite of all the activity, Frisco remains a close-knit community with strong values. The school and neighborhoods of Frisco are wholesome and inviting, making it an attractive place to raise a family.
McKinney and Allen are both following in the footsteps of Plano, making a name for themselves with their growth, development and education systems. In addition to these large cities, Collin County is filled with smaller communities that are riddled with farms, ranches, open land and Texas history - towns like Celina & Prosper that have very little commerce at present, but have small town pride and high property values. (Celina was even featured in the new Kenny Chesney video, 'The Boys of Fall' - just keep your eyes open for the orange Celina Bobcats & Celina Square in the video posted below.)
With offerings like this, it's no wonder more and more people are finding their way to this great jewel that is known as Collin County.
Lisa Birdsong 8/11/2010
Top 1% of Texas Real Estate Teams; McSam Realtor of the Year, 2016; Certified Residential Specialist, CRS D Best Realtor, 2016, 2017 Castle Hills Realtor Advisory Board, 2016; Windsong Ranch Real....