Plano is located about 20 miles north of downtown Dallas, and is currently the 9th most populous city in the state of Texas! The city is home to several big name corporate headquarters, including Dell Services, Dr Pepper Snapple Group, Ericsson, Frito-Lay, J.C. Penney and Toyota Motors USA. In 2005, 2006, and 2011, Plano was named the best place to live in the Western United States by CNN Money magazine. It was also selected as the safest city in America in 2010 and 2011 by Forbes. Plano schools consistently score among the highest in the US. Plano ranked the 10th Best Suburb for Education in the Nation in 2014.