Avignon Windhaven, a sophisticated West Plano neighborhood, consists of 210 spacious courtyard estates designed in French Country or European architectural style. Brimming with European charm, the homes are designed to complement each other while each maintaining a sense of uniqueness. Homes range from 3,000 to more than 6,000 square feet, some of which are priced over a million.
Avignon’s Palais, the community amenity center, features refined decor and includes a beautiful ballroom and a full-service caterer’s kitchen. The Palais opens out onto a lovely courtyard area with a gorgeous pool and expansive sunning deck. A private exercise facility also enhances resident enjoyment.
The lush landscaping gives a European resort atmosphere, including a French walking garden, life-sized chess board, gazebo, and fountain. The Homeowner’s Association even plants and maintains a neighborhood vineyard.
The neighborhood features numerous luxurious amenities, notably an exclusive concierge service. This concierge service caters to a wide range of resident needs, taking on tasks such as sourcing concert tickets, scheduling appointments, and arranging deliveries.
Avignon is located off of Windhaven Parkway, just east of the Dallas North Tollway. This convenient locale provides an easy commute to Legacy Business Park, home of major corporate employers such as Toyota North America, Ericcson, FedEx, FritoLay and PepsiCo.
The neighborhood is zoned within the highly-regarded Plano Independent School District, and resident children attend the exemplary rated Brinker Elementary, Renner Middle School, Shepton High School, and Plano West Senior High.
Located about 20 miles north of downtown Dallas, Plano has 260,000 residents and is home to 6 Fortune 1000 companies as well as the headquarters for other major corporations. Plano continues to receive numerous awards such as Best City for Families (wallethub.com, 2014), Best Suburbs for Education in America (movoto.com, 2014), Safest Places in America (movoto.com, 2014), and Best City to Raise a Family in America (niche.com, 2015).
Retail and Dining
Plano has ample amenities for retail lovers with its assortment of shops and restaurants, ranging from high-end to bargain. Revitalized historic downtown Plano’s shops brim with unique finds, while trendy Lakeside Market features upscale shops and restaurants. Preston Park Village includes Williams Sonoma, Talbots, and The Gap. James Beard-winner Chef Tim Byres’ BBQ restaurant, Smoke, and high-end grocers like Whole Foods and Trader Joe’s are local favorites. Additional shopping and dining within a short drive includes the elegant Shops at Willow Bend and the charming Shops at Legacy.
The highly-regarded Plano I.S.D. educates 55,000 children on its 70 campuses. Twenty-three Plano schools have been awarded the National Blue Ribbon Schools of Excellence honor. The City also serves as home to several institutions of higher learning, including Collin College, The University of Texas at Dallas, Dallas Baptist University North, and SMU-In-Plano.
Outdoor Attractions and Events
Plano attracts many cyclists and fitness enthusiasts to its 3,000 acres of park space, including hike and bike trails and nature preserves. The City also promotes fitness and fun with a number of recreation centers, splash grounds, and pools. Plano residents enjoy many fun-filled annual events including: Plano Balloon Festival, Suburbia Music Fest, All-American Fourth, Festival, and Dickens in Historic Downtown.
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