9. We have a hot-air balloon festival
Forget New Mexico, every September 23rd-25th hot-air balloons gather at Oak Point Park, and there’s a huge festival with live music, fireworks, and even a special kids' zone. Hot-air balloons are fun; hot-air balloon festivals are even more fun.
10. We have two top-notch parks
Despite being in the heart of suburbia, we still have two epic parks. Arbor Hills Nature Preserve is a 200-acre park with trails, a playground, a picnic pavilion, and lots of wild animals. There’s also Oak Point Park & Nature Preserve with over 800 acres of bike & hike trails, creek & lake views, and picnic tables. Who said you can’t find nature in the suburbs?
11. It’s surprisingly affordable
Sure, there are plenty of luxury homes here, but on average our real estate is very affordable. When you factor in all of the other great things Plano has to offer, it’s a bargain. So whenever people turn their noses up at Plano, they’ll be doing it from a condo, and you’ll be relaxing in your large green backyard with your feet up.
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