Plano is a wonderful place to live, and you will find everything you need very near to your office at Park and Preston. However, your wife will have quite a commute for the first 6-months.
As mentioned below, the rental houses in Plano move pretty quickly - they usually lease within 30-45 days, and the good ones go really fast. If you want to rent a house/townhome you will want to work with a Realtor to help you find a great place to live...and then you will already have a great Realtor when it's time to buy. If you would rather have the all-inclusive maintenance lifestyle of an apartment (no yard to mow, comes with a fridge, on-site gym, etc.) then your best bet would be to contact an apartment locator service. I know a great one that will help you if you decide to go that route.
Congrtatulations on your move to Texas! I'm sure you will love it here. If you need any further information, please let me know. I live nearby so I can give you great tips on restaurants, parks, shopping, etc.
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