Here’s something to consider when you are house-hunting: not only is Plano safe, it can add extra years to your life. Recall I told you last year on DallasDirt that Plano was boring because, except for the teenage heroin deaths of a whole generation ago, it’s one of the safest cities in America. Forbes selected Plano as one the safest cities in the USA. That’s right: our Plano, Texas!
“There are still plenty of U.S. cities where the living is easy. Take Plano, Texas–residents of this wealthy Dallas suburb enjoy the lowest violent crime rate of all big American cities, and have a much lower rate of fatal car crashes. In fact, this “All-American City” tops our list of America’s Safest Cities.”
Now comes word that Plano is not only safe, but living there increases your life expectancy. Plano has been included in a list of the top twenty cities in the USA where folks have a longer life expectancy. So think about that when you go buy a house! Most of the cities are on the west coast, no shocker there — San Jose, CA tops the list. Others include Anaheim, CA, Bridgeport, CT and Seattle. Of course Honolulu is way up there. Note also that most of these cities are some of the most expensive places to live, like San Francisco. So what they are saying is something we already know: rich people tend to live longer lives. When you can afford a chauffeur to navigate you through traffic jams, it’s a lot less stressful!
PS: Gotta love the world’s vision of Plano: hay farming!