Shoal Creek, a 150-acre community located in Northwest Plano, combines a lush natural setting with refined architecture. Many homes feature oversized half- and third-acre lots, with homes averaging 3,000 to 5,000 square feet and priced from the low $500’s to over $1M.
The heavily wooded neighborhood provides plenty of outdoor recreational space with greenscapes, waterways, and creekside hike and bike trails. A gorgeous gazebo overlooking a scenic pond with a fountain creates a charming space to unwind.
Shoal Creek lies within both the Plano and Lewisville Independent School Districts, including Barksdale Elementary, Renner Middle School, Shepton High, Plano West High School (Phase VI) and Hicks Elementary, Arbor Creek Middle School, and Hebron High School (Phases I-V).
Located at Midway Road and Spring Creek Parkway, the neighborhood provides prime access to many of Plano’s major corporate and retail establishments. In fact, the 2600-acre Legacy Business Park, which houses corporate giants like Toyota North America, Ericcson, FedEx, FritoLay and PepsiCo, is only a short drive away.
Just to the south of Shoal Creek, Arbor Hills Nature Preserve provides 200 acres of lush natural environment, immersing visitors in 3 ecoregions: blackland prairie, riparian forest, and upland forest. Hike and bike trails, a playground, and an observation tower complete the eco-experience.
Plano, a City of 260,000 residents located just 20 miles north of Dallas, houses 6 Fortune 1000 companies as well as the headquarters for several other major corporations. Plano often receives media attention for its desirable living conditions, earning accolades 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).
Plano I.S.D. educates 55,000 children on 70 campuses, with 23 of these schools earning the National Blue Ribbon Schools of Excellence honor. Plano also includes several institutions of higher learning, such as Collin College, SMU-In-Plano, The University of Texas at Dallas, and Dallas Baptist University North.
Retail and Dining
Plano has ample amenities for retail lovers with its assortment of shops and restaurants, ranging for 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, The Gap and James Beard-winner Chef Tim Byres’ BBQ restaurant, Smoke. 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.
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, splashgrounds, and pools.
Each year, Plano showcases many spectacular festivals including: Plano Balloon Festival, Suburbia Music Fest, All-American Fourth, Feastival, and Dickens in Historic Downtown.
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