Grown-up shopping at The Shops at Legacy. Photo: Edmonson Photography, Plano Convention and Visitors Bureau

You may already know that Plano and the DFW Metroplex are considered pretty great for families. But did you know that the area also has a lot to offer to singles, or parents looking for things to do without their children? Whether you’re looking for a great arts district (largest contiguous in the country), or exciting restaurants, night clubs, pubs or shops – you can find it here.

Let’s talk eating and drinking. While the area is known for its BBQ and steak houses, there is a surprising mix of great restaurants from chic to basic. If you’re looking to grab a few drinks, the area also offers everything from breweries to wine bars; sports bars to pubs.

If you want to try line dancing or spend a weekend browsing galleries, there are many options in the DFW area, including Plano. Dallas itself has 14 different entertainment districts.

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  • Breweries
  • Country Dancing
  • Dives
  • DJ-Dance Club
  • Live Music
  • Pubs & Taverns
  • Wine Bars
  • Sports Bars
  • Museums & Galleries
  • Events Calendar
  • Golf Courses
  • Weekend Gateways
  • Top Areas for Singles to Live

Cultural options, from symphonies and dance to museums and Broadway productions, are also easy to find. And if you are looking to get away for a day or a weekend (with or without the kids), you can fish, walk through flower gardens, camp, check out Texas horse country or explore Texas history – all within an easy drive. (Be sure to check out our Weekend Getaways suggestions).

Shopping? Did someone say shopping? From outlet malls to high-end shopping centers, the area has it all. The Shops at Legacy are close to home if you choose to live in Plano. But in Dallas, home to the nation’s first Neiman Marcus and the first outdoor planned shopping center, the shopping options are virtually unlimited.

If you are single and choose to move to the area, know that the median age is just under 32, and there’s a pretty even split between female and male residents (50-50 according to the most recent census). Dallas was actually voted #5 Top City for Single Women by Single Minded Women in 2012.

Still wondering what you could do? Take a look our Grown-up Living in DFW and be sure to check out our Did You Know articles on the One Toyota Hub.