Plano is one of the fastest growing cities in the country; with its strong business environment, with thousands of high paying technology jobs, and an excellent school system, the city landscape is under constant change. Almost 70% of the citys residents are under the age 40 and over 46% of the citys population over the age 25 have a bachelors or masters degree. Plano is home to professionals, corporate executives and celebrities. Over 75% of the homes in Plano have been constructed since 1990. Plano has become a leading business center and has become corporate headquarters for Electronic Data Systems, Digital Switch Corporation, Dr. Pepper, PageNet, J C Penney and Sterling Software.

The Plano Independent School District has a reputation for excellence and high quality modern facilities. The Texas Education Agency recently rated 28 of the citys 48 schools exemplary. Several malls serve the Plano area, including Collins Creek Mall, Preston Park Shopping Center, Valley View Mall and the Dallas Galleria.