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West Plano is conveniently located along the Dallas North Tollway between Sam Rayburn Tollway/121 and the George Bush Turnpike. It is a highly sought after area not only due to ease of transportation to DFW airport and downtown Dallas, but also because of the quality of schools, proximity to shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and recreational facilities.

Arbor Hills Nature Preserve

Arbor Hills Nature Preserve is one of the best parks in the metroplex and covers approximately 200 acres! It features three distinct zones including the Upland Forest, Blackland Prarie, and Riparian Forest which offer hills, woods, rivers, ponds, and grasslands. It contains a playground for children and miles of both large, smooth sidewalks and dirt trails for those who wish to walk, bike, run or enjoy exploring nature. Visit the park early in the day to beat the crowds!

Tom Muehlenbeck Recreation Center

The Tom Muehlenbeck Center is a public recreational facility that many liken to private clubs. It is nice, clean, and offers numerous amenities for all ages. Some of the offerings include indoor and outdoor pools, water slides and diving boards, weights and cardio machines, an indoor track, gymnasium, and a variety of classes. Make sure to ask about the reduced membership fees for Plano residents!

The Shops at Legacy

The Shops at Legacy is the destination for those who desire downtown living in the suburbs! This tightly knit community of retail neighbors is comprised of intimate boutiques and relevant retailers that offer a shopping experience unique to North Texas. Add to these some of the area’s most delightful and delicious restaurants, lively bars and entertainment venues, plus the hip indie film house The Angelika.The result is a unique urban center that epitomizes working hard, living well and loving every minute of it.
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Children’s Health℠ Children’s Medical Center Plano

Children's Medical Center is an exceptional pediatric hospital that offers inpatient, outpatient, and emergency services. The high quality of care delivered by physicians and nurse practitioners is something my family can personally attest to. Should you have children who need medical attention, be sure to take them here and do NOT take them to an "adult" hospital.

The Shops at Willow Bend

The Shops at Willow Bend is an upscale shopping mall with multiple anchor stores including Neiman Marcus, Dillards, Macys, and Crate & Barrel. The lack of crowds and cleanliness make this mall personally more appealing than many others in the area. For those with children, make sure to visit Santa at the Ice Palace several weeks before Christmas to avoid long lines.

Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano

Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital is a large campus conveniently located just off of the Dallas North Tollway and offers a multitude of services. Be sure to arrive early for an appointment as finding the right office can take time!

Plano West Senior High School

Plano West Senior High School is a public school in West Plano serving 2573 Juniors and Seniors. According to the 2014 Texas Education Agency, the school Met Standard for each performance index and Earned Distinction for Academic Achievement.
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Prince of Peace Christian School & Early Learning Center

Prince of Peace is a private school that serves approximately 900 students from newborns through seniors in high school. The school is a faith based school with strong values and before and after school programs. If you are looking for an alternative to a large school for your children this could be a great option to explore.

Prestonwood Baptist Church

Prestonwood is characterized as a megachurch with over 30,000 members, 7000 seats, and multiple services. It also has a school starting with pre-k through 12th grade, sports fields, stadium, and more. There are a multitude of groups and ministries available for participation and involvement.

Hebron High School

Approximately 2800 students attend Hebron High School for grades 9 through 12. Due to its location on the border of Carrollton and Plano, it currently serves residents of both cities. Most recently, the school earned a Met Standard accountability rating and Distinction Earned in four categories.

Life Time Athletic and Tennis

Attention tennis players! Lifetime Athletic and Tennis features INDOOR tennis to beat the Texas heat, video analysis, pro shop, and access to the adjacent Lifetime Fitness Center. Make sure you sign up now as there is already a waiting list!

Top Golf

Top Golf is a relatively new concept created in 2000 that prides itself on offering something for everyone including golf, food, drinks, and lots of TVs. If you're looking for something different and out of the Texas heat, there are three DFW locations to visit - The Colony, Allen, and Dallas.

The Ranch House

The Ranch House is a western style event facility in the city. If you're looking for a retreat for your wedding or other event, without the long drive, be sure to check this out.

West Plano Village

West Plano Village is a new development that offers Amli apartments, retail, a Cinemark movie theater, and restaurants such as Pakpao, Princi Italia, and Mi Dia. If you need a great meal and don't have time to cook, be sure to check out Eatzi's!

St Andrew United Methodist

St Andrews is a beautiful church with a friendly and welcoming congregation. There are multiple services each weekend including one Saturday evening and both Traditional and Contemporary Services Sunday morning. Consider signing up for Pastor Robert Hasley's e-votional email for thought provoking commentary on how to live a better, more fulfilling life.


Grandscape is a mixed use development on over 400 acres, opening 2015, and anchored by Nebraska Furniture Mart. It is one of the largest developments and includes retail shops, restaurants, hotels, and amphitheater. This is definitely a must see destination! Find out more about the progress at:

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Top Neighborhood Amenities in West Plano.