Plano is a large suburb with more than 260,000 people, situated less than 20 miles north of Dallas. Plano is known for its emphasis on nature and celebration of its land and has been recognized as one of the fastest-growing cities in the country. It has been designated as a Tree City USA for 18 consecutive years and offers residents of homes for rent dozens of parks, playgrounds, fields and trails.
One of the most popular outdoor destinations is Oak Point Park and Nature Preserve, an 800-acre area with 3.5 miles of concrete trails, five miles of soft trails and an amphitheater. The park also hosts the annual Plano Balloon Festival, where people enjoy skydivers, fireworks, live music and, of course, balloon rides.
Another popular attraction in Plano is Southfork Ranch, the fictional residence of the Ewings on the popular TV Show "Dallas." Visitors can see where the show was filmed, tour the Ewing mansion and even relive some of their favorite and most memorable scenes from the show. Some other great places to visit include Heritage Farmstead, a museum showcasing 1900s farm life; the Interurban Railway Museum; and the Cavanaugh Flight Museum. The ArtCentre of Plano and the Arbor Hills Nature Preserve are two more great destinations for visitors and residents. Both also enjoy the annual Plano International Festival, where they can enjoy food, music, dance and culture from all around the world.
With all of its available activities, Plano rental homes are ideal for any new or growing family. If you're looking for homes for rent in Plano close to Oak Point Park, check out Stoney Hollow. Golf enthusiasts looking for a community with Plano houses for rent should look in Hills of Prestonwood and Willow Bend, both of which are located west of downtown. Other popular neighborhoods for Plano rental houses include Fairfield of Plano, Greenwood Hills and Kings Gate.