Post # 1
My husband might be reassigned to Plano. We currently live in NJ. Looking to see if there are any other Bees from the Tristate area. How was the transition? Which areas should we look in to and which should we avoid? Was there a big culture shock?
Thanks in advance!
Post # 2
I’d advise you to go on FB and join a Plano,Tx group. Ask them about the area, neighborhoods, schools, or people who have moved there, you’ll get lots of responses.
Post # 3
I grew up near east Plano TX! I loved it! I went to Plano ISD schools K-12 and would absolutely recommend the district. I haven’t lived there since college but my parents are still there. Can’t speak about moving from tristate area sorry! I would definitely ask around FB. I’m more familiar with Richardson neighborhoods as that’s where I was, my school zoning was just weird hence the Plano schools.
It’s a very diverse area with people of many cultures and religions. People are super friendly as far as my experience has been. Can’t speak too much about food and such as I have religious dietary restrictions so my exposure to restaurants was geared differently but there were plenty of options growing up. I would strongly suggest living near the highway as you have to use the highway to get to many places around Dallas. Especially with kids- sports events and games spread very far, most malls require the highway, airport is far, volunteering etc. We grew up 5 minutes from George Bush Turnpike and US-75 and it was a blessing.
Post # 4
Frisco native here! I have since moved but my parents still live in the area. Addison (south of Plano) is an up and coming place right now, not far from Plano depending on where his work would be. Traffic can be a bit crazy since the Toyota plant and Cowboys practice center were moved to Frisco (just north of Plano) causing an influx of people to the area. You will have different slang for sure and you may be surprised at the hometown feel in such a denselty populated area. McKinney (north of Frisco) is great if you want a bit more space/land. Houses are cheap relative to the east coast and the school districts are all really good. The area is generally very safe, lots of gated communities. Unfortunately, toll roads are the best way to get around and public transit is awful (imo) so I would not count on that as a means to get to work or anywhere really. I would occasionally take the Dart into the city but honestly I would rather pay for parking and just drive.