Nearby suburbs offer commuters new and recently constructed homes, as well as several excellent public schools. Plano schools are ranked among the best in the country, and the city hosts a surprising number of large corporate headquarters (Frito Lay, J.C. Penny and Pizza Hut to name a few). Planned communities like Allen, Frisco and McKinney to the north have seen rapid growth in recent years, and also feature superb schools. Upscale Southlake, as well as Las Colinas & Valley Ranch, offer convenient access to downtown Dallas and the DFW Airport. Colleyville, Flower Mound and Coppell are other attractive options.