Plano, TX Moving Tips and Services
Located within the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex, Plano is a wonderful city with a lot to offer its residents. Consistently recognized as one of the best places to live in the Western United States, Plano is home to more than 250,000 residents and sits just outside of Dallas. Families will find great school options and safe neighborhoods to raise children. Singles will find great dining and entertainment options at a relatively affordable cost. Additionally, Plano has its fair share of unique and entertaining attractions such as Texas’ largest Hot Air Balloon Festival and the Southfork Ranch from the hit TV show “Dallas.” Being part of the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex, you also have access to the amenities spread all throughout the area. So whether you’re moving for new opportunities or just a change of lifestyle, Plano is a great place to call home!
Information on Moving to and Living in Plano
In partnership with many local businesses, there are more than 200 U-Haul locations spread through the greater Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex. Within the city of Plano alone, U-Haul has more than 10 locations ready to help you in your move. If you have any problems or need any assistance, we’ll be there when you need it.
- Toll Roads – There are numerous toll roads throughout North Texas. The North Texas Tollway Authority controls roughly 90 miles of freeways, bridges and tunnels. Make sure to consider the costs and plan your route accordingly, and be advised that the toll charges are “per axle”, which means a trailer or car dolly will be extra. Once you’ve settled into your new home, you may want to apply for a TollTag which will get you reduced rates at all toll check points if you find yourself using toll roads regularly.
- Job Opportunities – Plano enjoys a lower unemployment rate well below that of the national average. Many corporate headquarters such as Alliance Data, Cinemark, Dell, Dr Pepper, Snapple Group, Frito-Lay, and Pizza Hut call Plano its home. Joining these large companies is Toyota, which will bring a major economic boost to the region. Additionally, Texas does not have a state income tax, which means more of what you make will come back to you.
- ID Cards – Many states have a requirement that, as a new resident, within 30-60 days you must get a new license based in your new state; not Texas. You are allowed to keep your current identification card until it expires and/or get a new ID once you have lived in the state for at least 30 days.
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