Plano has plenty of superlatives like the safest city, the best place to live, and best place to buy a home in America, but the Collin County city has another interesting superlative — #2 hardest-working city in America according to Kempler Industries. Actually, six of the country’s 10 hardest-working cities are in North Texas, including Dallas #3, Grand Prairie #4, Garland #6, Irving #8, and Arlington #9. If you work hard, forget about playing hard… You want to rest and relax hard. Here are three beautiful Plano houses that make relaxing after a long workday easy to do.
Address: 5212 Runnin River Drive, Plano
- 6 bedrooms, 5 and half-baths
- 6,941 square feet
- $1.799 million
Runnin’ River Drive is aptly named so. Surrounded by more than a half acre of Evergreens that line the perimeter of the property near Lakeside Lake, this Lakeside on Preston home listed by Kirk Scott of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty Texas is the picture of peace. A wall of windows in the sunroom overlook the professionally-landscaped yard and rock pool deck with fire pit, cedar pool cabana with outdoor kitchen featuring Viking appliances, and waterfall pool and spa. It’s even got a stand-alone casita guest house, which the seller used as an art studio. Check it out, there’s an open house scheduled today, Sept. 29 from 2 to 4 p.m.
Address: 4593 Kentucky Drive, Plano
- 6 bedrooms, 5.5 baths
- 5,013 square feet
This 2006-built home listed by Linda McConnell of The Michael Group is so well tucked away that you’d never know it’s located less than 5 minutes from Plano’s Legacy corridor near Preston and Hedgcoxe. The Deerfield North home is situated on a quarter-acre lot of a large cul-de-sac that’s adjacent to the greenbelt. That means there’s room for an impressive rock and palm tree poolscape, outdoor kitchen, AND a huge grassy yard for play. Inside, there’s new carpet, real hardwood floors, and a custom 560 gallon live aquarium in the front study.
Address: 6409 Ashington Circle, Plano
- 3 bedrooms, 2 baths
- 2,249 square feet
From the moment you step into this impeccably updated 1983-built home, you’ll feel at peace. Located in the Spring Creek Parkway Estates subdivision, the home listed by Cindy Joseph of Fathom Realty has a perfect mix of sleek contemporary elements like the marble tile fireplace and gray accent wall, thoughtfully blended with warm features such as the cedar beam ceiling, wood floors, and wood crown molding that frames the open dining area. And the windows! Large picture windows throughout the living area and a huge skylight as you walk in make this home feel soft and modern with natural light.