Great Home, Great School: Far North Plano and Frisco ISD for Under $500k

Frisco ISD, Plano

4409 Benton Elm Drive in Plano, a 3,700-square-foot, four-bedroom for under $500k, is the first in a series featuring great homes located in great school districts like Frisco ISD.

There are two very good reasons why you’d want to purchase a home in this far north Plano neighborhood. No. 1, you’re looking at Plano addresses because you want something a little more established with trees that actually provide shade. And, No. 2, you want your kids to attend one of the best elementary and middle schools in one of the best school districts in North Texas, Frisco ISD.

This two-story, 3,713-square-foot home has the perks of an already-established neighborhood with the modern architecture of a late-model home and fantastic schools to boot. Located in far north Plano, just south of Sam Rayburn Tollway at Coit Road, this home would be great for a growing family looking to attend school in the highly-rated Frisco ISD. This 1991-built property at 4409 Benton Elm Drive is listed at $459,500 by John Harper of Dave Perry-Miller InTown

Start with the landscaped front yard and two well-established trees perfect for climbing and make your way into the spacious tiled entry that features arched doorways and high ceilings and dining room with crown molding details and laminate wood floors.

The kitchen is equipped with a gas cooktop and double ovens, a bar for seating and a large in-kitchen dining space. And just a tip from a fellow homeowner: change the kitchen fixture above the kitchen bar to something that’s easier to change the bulbs. I’ve wrestled with many of those plastic panel things of my own.

The living room has two-story ceilings, a ceiling fan, fireplace and inset nook for shelving or entertainment. French doors open up to the backyard.

The downstairs master suite is bright and airy with high ceilings, and continues that feeling to the master bath that features white cabinetry, a built-in medicine cabinet, corner tub with bay window, his and hers sinks and a walk-in shower.

The closet ain’t half bad either with built-in shelving for shoes.

There are three pretty large bedrooms upstairs, two of which are adjoined by a Jack and Jill bath.

The loft-like game room peeks over the living room below but has a high, chest-level ledge for safety.

I know what you’re thinking. All those freshly painted walls and new carpet can look a bit vanilla, but don’t worry. There’s beauty awaiting in the outdoor living space in the backyard, a beautiful slatted wood covered patio overlooking a landscaped grassy yard.

This home is in the attendance zone for Borchardt Elementary (rank 10 of 10), Fowler Middle School (rank 10 of 10) and Liberty High School (rank 9 of 10), all of which are rated highly by, a third-party ranking of best schools based on standardized test scores, attendance data, graduation rates, and college readiness.