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Old 05-25-2015, 08:18 PM
 
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West Plano isn't a city. Its just Plano.
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Old 05-25-2015, 09:33 PM
 
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West Plano isn't a city. Its just Plano.
My coworkers used to just refer to Plano as "Plano". Now they say "West Plano" or just Plano if it's East. It's like the more affluent side wants to distinguish itself from the other side. Plano is awesome as a whole!

Also starting to notice this with Frisco..
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Old 05-25-2015, 09:37 PM
 
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You probably should consider staying where you are, or move somewhere else.
Man.
Your post was all over the place wrong.
And a little hateful.

Op, tons of bike routes and parks.
Yes to CSAs and locally sourced produce.
Yes to tons of outdoor activities.
Yes to diversity and resources for all interests.
NO to walkability.
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Old 05-25-2015, 10:05 PM
 
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Even North Irving (Las Colinas, Valley Ranch) would be a better fit. Plano and Frisco are very antiseptic. There are places in Dallas that would be better than Plano as well. I think Greenville would be a better fit. But as everyone else has stated, you are in for a rude awakening. Downtown Charlotte, New York City or Boston sound like better fits for your desired lifestyle. Good luck to you.
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Old 04-19-2016, 08:56 PM
 
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You might want to try northern California or Oregon. It seems more like your lifestyle...not Plano.
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Old 04-19-2016, 09:21 PM
 
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Hi there,

We are a mildly crunchy young family of 4 currently living in the suburbs of norther VA. By crunchy, I mean outdoor loving, diversity loving, organic farm-fresh food and CSA loving, public commute and city-walking loving. There is a chance we will be relocating to the Plano area for my husband's job.

I see that there are a lot of toll-roads. I am really interested in an area where I can walk to local destinations from my house, shop at farmer's markets and participate in CSA's, have access to green places outside. I know this isn't Oregon, but is there a neighborhood that would help meet these interests? I just want to avoid having to drive everywhere all the time.

I have 2 young children and we like to take them for bike rides in our bikes with the bike trailer. Are there good sidewalks in Plano? I've heard there are big, wide roads, and I just picture everyone driving around in SUV's and pick-up trucks, and no body walking on sidewalks unless its downtown. Please forgive the stereotypes, these are just my impressions. I'd love to find out otherwise.

I'd love to know about any other resources that you could share with me about being close to farms, parks, green areas, fresh air, interfaith communities, etc.

Thank you!
I live in Plano and the lifestyle you're describing doesn't really exist here. Theres a bit of it here and there but the lifestyle as a whole.... nope, you will struggle with that. Your Stereotype is pretty accurate unfortunately.

Dallas would be a better bet but still, driving will be a major part of your life.
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