Are These 3 Homes Why Plano Is the Happiest City in America?

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Plano was named the happiest city in America by Wallethub recently, citing high scores in emotional and physical well-being, income, employment, community, and environment. Yes, but what about more intangible measures of happiness, like whether you’ve got a home that gives you joy or whether you’ve got separate his-and-hers bathrooms. And we’re not just talking dual vanities. We mean the whole separate sink, shower, toilet, and closet shebang. These are important things.

For this week’s Suburb Sunday, we’ve highlighted a few homes that exemplify some of the more impalpable components of happiness: a home that indulges your interests or hobbies, decor that’s bright and full of personality, and a master bath that’s easy to share with your significant other. There are many components of a happy life, but for purposes, we think these three homes are great examples of happy living in Plano.

Finally, a Home With Its Own Gift Wrapping Room

Address: 5045 Royal Creek Lane, Plano

  • 6 bedrooms, 9 baths
  • 13,406 square feet
  • $4.95 million

This palatial estate designed by noted architect Fred Wynn has twin Cinderella staircases, Juliet balconies, and a ballroom, but it’s the personal tropes to the owners’ interests that make this home a happy one. Case in point: a gift wrapping room! A wall of built-in shelves house all the gift wrapping supplies you’ll need, while built-in paper rolls and gift bag hooks help you wrap the perfect present. Another luxury: The 1,500-square-foot auto showroom is large enough to feature all your favorite vehicles and entertain others at the same time. It has an 80-inch flat screen television and a 10-seat granite bar.

Browse more of this home listed by Myla Patton of Patton International Properties. 


A Master Bath That’ll Give You Your Space

Address: 5929 Kensington Drive, Plano

  • 5 bedrooms, 4 baths
  • 3,563 square feet
  • $599,000

This 1990-built home features vaulted ceilings, plenty of windows, and a spacious master suite that’ll give you both your space. The kitchen features granite countertops with glass cooktop, double ovens, and an undercounter wine fridge. The kitchen overlooks the family room that has a fireplace and built-in bookshelves. The master bedroom has vaulted ceilings that make the room feel spacious and expansive, while the master bath has separate his and hers vanities, garden tub, large walk-in shower, and an ample walk-in closet.

See more photos of this home listed by Kari Bernstein Horne of eXp Realty


Funky Fun Contemporary That’ll Put a Smile on Your Face

Address: 2809 Princeton Place, Plano

  • 4 bedrooms, 3 baths
  • 3,278 square feet
  • $440,000

This 1973-built home has had a complete slab-to-ceiling remodel that’s clearly been a labor of love. Polished concrete floors throughout the home that’s had all windows, doors, ceiling fans, light fixtures, and even door knobs replaced. Darling features like the rock garden at the entrance make this home feel fun and full of life. The kitchen features stainless steel appliances, quartz countertops, stone backsplashes, and a stainless steel farm sink. On the exterior, high-end updates include an impact-resistant roof, radiant barrier, attic insulation, new gutters, new paint inside and out, and new outdoor decking. This open concept contemporary is located on an oversized clear water creek lot at Independence and Waterview.

See more of this home listed by Kirk Scott of Berkshire Hathaway Home Services PenFed Realty Texas.



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Shelby Skrhak

Shelby is Associate Editor of She's a journalist and podcaster turned full-time freelance writer based in Plano. She comes to after 12 years with SUCCESS magazine as digital content director. After hosting two top-rated iTunes Top 200 podcasts, she launched her own podcast called the Secret to My Success. She's a Lake Highlands native and graduate of UT-Dallas.

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