A Brief History of Plano
The early 1840s saw the arrival of European settlers to the area near present-day Plano, and more arrived soon after a sawmill, gristmill, and store were established. Once a post office was added, the people decided on the name Plano (from the Spanish word for “flat”) due to the flat, treeless terrain of the area.
Plano saw a lot of growth once the Houston and Central Texas Railway was built and was finally incorporated in 1873. However, a terrible fire destroyed most of the business district in 1881. Despite this setback, Plano was soon rebuilt and flourishing.
It remained a small town until the 1970s, when a series of public works projects and tax changes had the population exploding, reaching 72,000 by 1980. Several large corporations move their headquarters to Plano after that, spurring more growth. Today, Plano is one of Dallas’s largest suburbs with a population approaching 300,000.
Richardson Cosmetic Dentistry Near Plano, TX
We love serving the people of Brandon and helping them achieve their dental health goals. Whether that means basic dental exams and cleanings, something more advanced like dental implants, or cosmetic treatments like veneers to give your smile a pearly white gleam, we look forward to being your partners in lifelong dental health. Check this map if you need directions to our practice.
Cosmetic dental treatments are for anyone who wants to improve the appearance of their smile, and Richardson Cosmetic Dentistry offers a variety of different approaches. For eliminating surface-level stains, we offer KöR Teeth Whitening. When there’s minor crowding, chipping, or unevenness, veneers or bonding might be better options. If the stains are on the inside of the teeth, we can even do internal bleaching.
Discover What Plano Has to Offer
A wonderful place to experience nature in the middle of all the cityscapes of Dallas and its surrounding suburbs is the Arbor Hills Nature Preserve. Walk, jog, and hike the paved trails or the marked trails and take in the beauty around you or reserve one of the pavilions for an event. It’s also a great location for yearbook or prom photos!
If you love seeing old buildings and shops, you have to check out historic downtown Plano. There are great restaurants like Lockhart’s, The Gelato Cone, and Ye Ole Butcher Shop and a great old-fashioned main street feel. It’s a fantastic place to go on date night or if you just want to visit a bunch of little boutiques on a sunny Saturday afternoon.