Why don't you private message teeituptom? He's there.
Plano is a burb of dallas.
Expect a wide and flat countryside.
And hot summers. But you will LOVE the winters , compared to Chicago.
Dallas is the "most cultured" off all Texas Cities. Culture as in intellectual culture/ museums and art, drama, first rate university, symphony, ballet, stylish people, stylish dressers, and sophistication, etc.
Dallasites look down their noses at Houstonians, (as they well should.) And, if they moved to Dallas from Houston, they'd never admit it.
Austin is hip/laid back/ still wants to be in the 60's and 70's.
You will LOVE Texas.
Dash on over to Albuquerque and Santa Fe, NM.... as soon as you can, and maybe say howdy to Russell. Gorgeous country and cities in Northern part of NM.
Plano is one cool town....are you upper middle class?
Flower Mound is/was just a wide place in the road. In the past 5 years it is growing, new highways and subdivisions sprouted all over...Yankees moving down and land prices out the kazoo !!
Ask Tom about the cities, for specifics.....