Plano Accolades

Updated: 1/6/2022

Plano cherishes its quaint, historic beginnings yet embraces its modern, cutting-edge transformation, making it one of the best places to live in the United States, according to CNN Money Magazine and AreaVibes; America’s safest city, according to Forbes; and arguably one of the best places to visit and do business. View our list below of Plano’s recent accolades.

2022 Accolades

2021 Accolades

2020 Accolades

2019 Accolades

2018 Accolades

2017 Accolades

2016 Accolades

2015 Accolades

2014 Accolades

2013 Accolades

2012 Accolades

2011 Accolades

  • Second Most Educated city by Men’s Health magazine.
  • The Happiest City by Men’s Health magazine.
  • The Most Tech-Friendly City by Men’s Health magazine.
  • Third Best City for Men by Men’s Health magazine.
  • Fifteenth city with the Most Brain Power by the Business Journal.
  • Tenth Most Inventive City by The Daily Beast.
  • Eleventh Best Place to Live by Businessweek.
  • Best Place to Live in America by AreaVibes.
  • Top 20 Longest-Living Cities by The Daily Beast.
  • Voted Most Family-Friendly City by the readers of DallasChild magazine.
  • Forbes ranked Plano #20 in America’s 25-Best Performing Cities.
  • Forbes ranked Plano the Safest City in America.

Cover photo credit: Visit Plano

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