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An Award-Winning Community with a Long List of Accolades

Its healthy economy and housing market, exceptional schools, and low crime rate have placed McKinney, TX on numerous top cities lists. In 2015, McKinney was named one of the top five places to raise children in the U.S., number six on the top 100 best cities to live, and one of the safest cities in the country. As recently as 2014, this fast-growing city with a small-town feel was named the number one place to live in America.

McKinney, TX Accolades

  • Money Magazine, #1 Place to Live in America, 2014
  •, Fifth Best Place to Raise Kids in the U.S., 2015
  •, #6 on list of 100 Best Cities for Young Families 2016
  • SmartAsset, One of the Safest Cities in the Country, 2015
  • SmartAsset, Top Boomtown in the U.S.
  •, Top 10 Healthiest Housing Markets in the U.S., 2015
  •, Fifth Best Place to Live in Texas, 2015

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Why Do Residents Choose McKinney?


Top-Notch Employment

One of the biggest reasons McKinney is blossoming with residential growth and new development? The outstanding employment opportunities! Though it’s located just a 30-minute drive north of downtown Dallas, McKinney is home to a wealth of its own top companies—including Raytheon, Torchmark, Encore Wire, Medical Center of McKinney, Watson & Chalin, and Baylor Medical Center.

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Small-Town Charm

Though it’s a fast-growing city of over 160,000, McKinney maintains a feeling of quaint, small-town charm. This connected community is home to a host of events, such as festivals, live music, and historic tours, designed to draw the community together. Favorite events include Oktoberfest, Second Saturdays on the Square, Mardi Gras Dog Parade, Arts in Bloom, Bike the Bricks, Dickens of a Christmas, Holiday Trail of Lights, Scare on the Square, and Farmers Markets… just to name a few!


Attractions & Entertainment

There’s never a dull moment in McKinney. One of its most popular attractions is its scenic Historic Downtown, where over 100 shops and restaurants can be enjoyed all day—and into the night. Browse unique shops, grab a tasty bite, or enjoy the small-town nightlife with live music, karaoke nights, comedy shows, and movie nights year-round. And don’t forget about the performing arts and live shows at McKinney Performing Arts Center, McKinney Repertory Theater, or Myers Park & Event Center.

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Parks & Recreation

Explore the great outdoors in McKinney! A plethora of beautiful and highly scenic parks throughout the community offer a wealth of opportunities to enjoy beautiful weather all year round. Play a sport—such as baseball, soccer, lacrosse, tennis, or basketball. Practice your ice skating or take up ice hockey. Enjoy some skateboarding. Plus, there are miles of hiking and biking trails to be explored, and plenty of lakes for paddleboating and enjoying scenic views from a quiet picnic spot. And don’t forget about the top-notch golf courses!

McKinney Attractions

What's Nearby?

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Quick Facts

Population (2016): 162,000
Population Growth Since 2000: +188.3%
Zip Code: 75070
County: Collin
Mean Home Prices (2013): $255,874


Travel Times

Downtown Dallas: 35 min
Dallas Int’l Airport: 30 min
Fort Worth: 50 min

Major Highways: US-75, US-380, Sam Rayburn Tollway


Local Education

District: McKinney ISD
High Schools: McKinney, McKinney North, McKinney Boyd, Serenity

Post-Secondary: Central Park Campus of Collin College

McKinney Real Estate

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