If you’re considering buying a home in Collin County, look no further than McKinney. Money Magazine named McKinney #1 Best Place to Live in America in 2014 and since the city has earned the title, they have been working hard to retain that status and remain in the Top 10.  McKinney has a homey southern charm in a thoroughly modern city.  The area is a hotbed for growth in industry, real estate and tourism.

McKinney’s brand, Unique by Nature, defines the city’s image for residents, businesses and visitors alike.  It sets the city apart from the other nearby DFW metro areas while building community spirit and pride.  Unique by Nature speaks to McKinney’s inherent uniqueness and embodies the spirit of the community: the historic downtown culture, cultural diversity, charming neighborhoods, and the cities business-friendly environment all weave together to create the unique community. 

The city continues to change and grow but McKinney will remain true to its brand of being Unique by Nature which communicates exactly who they are, where they came from and where they are headed.  It is a decision to protect McKinney’s essence, the personality of the community, in the present and the future.

McKinney Demographics:

  • Population: 156,821
  • Median Income: $83,257
  • Median Home Value: $228,500
  • Number of Households: 53,333
  • Average commute Time: 27 mins            
  • Home appreciation (2015-2016): +11.22%

Things to do:

There is never a shortage of recreational activities to participate in in McKinney.  If history is your preference, a visit to the Chestnut Square Historical Village is a must.  It is a collection of six historic homes, a replica of a one-room school house, chapel and a store on 2.5 acres just south of the McKinney Square.  The buildings include period artifacts showing how people lived in Collin County from 1854-1920.

Arts peak your interests? Visual art can be found in art galleries, working studios and even various businesses throughout the city.  Want to create your own art?  How about a visit to Painting With a Twist, Walls of Clay or Wild Brush Studio.  Performing arts?  McKinney has you covered there as well.  The McKinney Repertory Theatre & Young Actors Guild has a season full of plays.  The McKinney Community Band and Odysseus Chamber Orchestra offer unbelievable music by talented artists.

Who doesn’t like to find those quaint little shops with fares that are matchless to the big box stores.  Downtown McKinney offers over 100 retail shops offering a wide selection of fun and unusual merchandise.   Browse through specialty shops, book stores, apparel boutiques, gift shops, craftsman furniture stores, and art galleries.  When shopping, one often gets hungry.  In Downtown McKinney, you will find restaurants for either a small bite to eat, or an indulgent meal. 


McKinney Independent School District (MISD) is comprised of 44 schools and is one of the fastest growing school districts in Texas, currently enrolling more than 24,500 students. MISD has a long-standing reputation for educational excellence and the district is continually recognized on the state and national levels.  The success of MISD can be attributed to the leadership of the elected board of trustees.


Updated Jul 14, 2020 3:46:am. Based on information from the North Texas Real Estate Information Systems, Inc. This information is provided for consumers' personal, non-commercial use and may not be used for any purpose other than to identify prospective properties consumers may be interested in purchasing.

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