Legacy West

One of Plano’s newest and most popular developments is Legacy West. This 250-acre master-planned neighborhood was introduced in the 2010s as a premier destination for living, working, shopping, and dining. Legacy West appeals to young professionals, families, and empty nesters alike. With its open-air shopping centers, corporate headquarters, and residential neighborhoods, Legacy West has become Plano’s live-work-play hub. Corporations like Toyota, Liberty Mutual, FedEx Office, and JPMorgan Chase have major offices here, bringing thousands of employees to the area daily. Visitors to Legacy West can shop till they drop at the open-air Legacy West Village. National retailers like lululemon, Tommy Bahama, and RH provide plenty of upscale shopping alongside local boutiques. Grab a bite to eat at one of Legacy West’s many chef-driven restaurants like Haywire, Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steak House, and Shake Shack. And don’t miss dessert and a show at the Box Garden outdoor music venue. Legacy West especially appeals to families thanks to its abundance of parks and recreation options. Kids can splash in the interactive fountains at Windrose Park or play a round of mini golf at Luxe Mini Golf. The 12,000-seat Toyota Stadium also hosts professional and college sporting events and concerts throughout the year.

Historic Downtown Plano

In stark contrast to the modern vibes of Legacy West is Plano’s charming historic downtown district. As one of Collin County’s original downtowns, historic downtown Plano gives locals and visitors alike a glimpse into Plano’s past. Many of the historic buildings lining the streets here date back to the late 1800s and early 1900s. Back in its early days, downtown Plano was an agricultural trading center thanks to its positioning near the railroad tracks. Beautifully restored brick buildings now house locally-owned shops, restaurants, galleries, museums, and even residences. Must-see landmarks in downtown Plano include the Interurban Railway Museum where you can learn about Plano’s electric railroad history. The downtown area also centers around the gorgeous Haggard Park, home to a weekly farmer’s market during the warmer months. And don’t miss Plano’s annual Christmas tree lighting festival in downtown each winter. When you get hungry from exploring historic downtown Plano’s boutique shops and museums, stop into original eateries like Urban Crust, Lockhart Smokehouse, and Chestnut Square Historic Village for a taste of Texas cuisine.


Just east of downtown Plano lies the lively Eastside neighborhood. Eastside spans about one mile down East 15th Street, one of Plano’s main thoroughfares. Here you’ll find a hip and artistic vibe alongside cultural diversity. As you stroll down East 15th Street, pop into the small retail shops and galleries that make this district so unique. The Eastside neighborhood also centers around the area’s ArtCentre. This gallery and teaching space seeks to enrich the community through visual arts. Don’t miss their exhibitions, art classes, and events. When you need a break from shopping and gallery gazing, refuel with an array of cuisine options in Eastside. You’ll find everything from Thai to tacos. And on weekends from spring through fall, stop by the Eastside Farmer’s Market at Talley and 15th Street to support local growers and makers. Keep an eye out for colorful murals and street art in this artistic neighborhood as well. Eastside comes alive each fall when hot air balloons fill the sky for Plano’s annual Hot Air Balloon Festival held at nearby Oak Point Park.

The Shops at Willow Bend

The Shops at Willow Bend provide the ultimate upscale shopping experience in Plano. This sprawling open-air mall located off the Dallas North Tollway houses luxury retailers and high-end boutiques. Anchored by Dallas-based Neiman Marcus and Plano’s only Saks Fifth Avenue, The Shops at Willow Bend attracts discerning shoppers looking for designer brand names. Shop till you drop at Kate Spade, Coach, Brahmin, Louis Vuitton, Tory Burch, and many other top retailers. Watch seasonal runway fashion shows in The District luxury wing. Of course, no shopping trip is complete without places to refuel and relax a while. Satisfy cravings at casual eateries like Shake Shack or Coal Vines Pizza. Or indulge in a luxurious meal at Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse or Ocean Prime. Afterward, catch a movie at the even recently updated Cinemark Theater. Visitors also enjoy amenities throughout the shopping center like valet parking, electric vehicle charging stations, and VIP concierge services. Events like Cookies with Santa and ladies’ nights entertain shoppers throughout the year.

The Boardwalk at Granite Park

The Boardwalk at Granite Park has quickly become a beloved entertainment district in Plano since opening in early 2022. This lively development combines dining, shopping, recreation, and community events along an open-air boardwalk overlooking a 12-acre lake. Kids adore the interactive water jets and playscapes at High Point Park on The Boardwalk. Watch them play for hours in the pop-jet fountains. After getting soaked, take a leisurely stroll along the boardwalk to browse the shops and art installations. When it’s time to refuel, The Boardwalk offers options for all tastes from fast-casual to elevated cuisine. Try tacos and signature margaritas at Shell Shack Tacos & Tequila. Or enjoy New American fare and craft brews at City Works Eatery & Pour House. The first Pinstack bowling/dining/entertainment venue also recently opened at The Boardwalk. In addition to dining and recreation, visitors will find a Cinemark 17-screen movie theater and event venues perfect for concerts, community gatherings, and more. Even though The Boardwalk is one of Plano’s newest developments, it has already become a beloved community-gathering space.


Nestled close to downtown Plano is the charming neighborhood of Glenbrook. Established in the 1960s, Glenbrook provides a quiet, family-friendly alternative to bustling areas like Legacy West and The Shops at Willow Bend. Homes in Glenbrook range from 1950s originals to large custom-built abodes on sprawling lots. Towering trees line the curving streets, providing shade from the Texas sun. The peaceful neighborhood streets are perfect for an evening stroll after dinner. Another perk for families is the proximity to recreation at Glenbrook Park. This neighborhood green space spans 16 acres and includes playgrounds, baseball and soccer fields, tennis courts, walking trails, and a covered picnic pavilion. Despite its serene suburban feel, Glenbrook provides quick access to historic downtown Plano. Catch a performance at the Courtyard Theater, stroll through galleries, or dine at one of downtown’s original eateries.

Shadow Creek Ranch

On Plano’s southeast side lies the sprawling master-planned community of Shadow Creek Ranch. This neighborhood appeals to young families and professionals looking for new construction homes with top-of-the-line amenities. Individual villages within Shadow Creek Ranch include housing options like single-family homes, townhomes, urban villas, and upscale apartments. No matter your living preference, you’ll find spacious, quality homes designed with smart home technology and designer finishes. Shadow Creek wows homeowners with resort-style community features as well. Cool off in the Beach Club pool complex with pools, fountains, private cabanas, and volleyball courts. Stay active on the community’s miles of trails that connect villages to parks and recreation centers. The suburban comfort doesn’t mean missing out on dining, shopping, and entertainment though. The hub of the community, Shadow Creek Village, provides all of that. Or hop on the DART Light Rail at the Parker Road Station just minutes from home.

Wylie, Texas

Although the historic town of Wylie sits just outside Plano’s city limits, it’s considered part of the greater Plano area. Charming small-town vibes meet modern suburban convenience in this Collin County town. Founded in the 1880s, Wylie’s downtown still reflects its railroad and farming roots. Visitors will find historic brick buildings housing little shops and eateries. Community events like the Founder’s Day Festival, Christmas on the Square, and holiday light tours celebrate Wylie’s history. Outside of downtown, Wylie offers family-friendly neighborhoods, parks, recreation, and entertainment. One beloved attraction is the East Fork & Northern Railroad. Kids go crazy watching the model trolleys traverse the miniature town and countrysides. Ballfields attract fans of the minor league Wylie Bandits baseball team too. Although Wylie offers a quaint escape, it’s still considered part of the Metroplex. Town amenities include major shopping areas and easy access to DFW Airport and the region’s business centers.

Book a Bus With Us

Now that you’ve gotten to know some of Plano’s top neighborhoods, it’s time to go exploring! The best way to experience all these districts together is by renting a party bus from Plano Party Bus Company. Our luxury buses allow your entire group to stay together while traveling in comfort. Lounge in plush leather seats while our professional team navigates Plano’s streets. Amenities like climate control, restrooms, entertainment systems, and WiFi will make your journey smooth and enjoyable. Contact Plano Party Bus Company today at 214-396-1134 to book a bus for your next adventure. We can’t wait to be part of your experience while discovering the best of Plano. Let’s hit the town in style!