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With a growing list of accolades, McKinney, TX is known as one of the best communities in North Texas, not to mention the Nation. For more than just the affordability, highly rated schools and ideal location for commuters, McKinney offers so much more than just your average bedroom community. With a booming downtown area that hosts live music, acclaimed eateries and even locally made beer and wine, it's the ideal city for both old and newcomers alike. And don't forget about the Stonebridge Ranch and Craig Ranch that pretty much put Master-Planned Communities on the map! McKinney is filled with a plethora of pocket neighborhoods that all combine to create a bigger, better small town vibe.
"Unique by Nature" is exactly what McKinney is all about. While you'll certainly need a car to get around, there are almost 60 miles of quality hike and bike trails conveniently located all throughout this charming community. Many of these trails intersect within McKinney but also are connector trails with surrounding towns such as Frisco and Fairview. Recent road and highway expansions make commuting a breeze with easy access to both US 75 and the Sam Rayburn Tollway (Hwy 121). While McKinney continues to grow in population, the powers-that-be seem to have a great plan in place to handle newcomers and traffic without losing the natural landscape that attracts so many to the area. Nestled amongst the bordering cities of Frisco, Allen, Fairview, Princeton, Prosper and Celina this smallish town is the ideal location for those that love to get out and explore.
From historic homes built in the early 1900's to Croatian inspired villas, the range of housing styles and choices seem endless in McKinney. While deemed a bedroom community, there's nothing sleepy about the architectural inspiration you'll find here. New construction has seen a rise in the past few years which offers everything from the Southern feel of wrap-around porches in Tucker Hill to the "Lock and Leave" luxury lifestyle townhomes "On 17 Green" in Craig Ranch to the European flats with fantastic water views in Adriatica. No matter your taste, there's something for everyone. McKinney welcomes many different types of residents looking for great schools, lots of entertainment choices, small town charm and so much more, it's easy to fall in love with all this character.
With humble beginnings, starting out via a donation of 120 acres in 1849, McKinney is not only the County seat of Collin County, but also rated one of the fastest growing communities in Texas and in the Nation. Named after Collin McKinney, the signer of the Texas Declaration of Independence, McKinney was once the hub for commercial commerce for Collin County. Over the last century, while local farming and the mills became obsolete, McKinney became a small bedroom community of the larger Plano and Dallas areas for commuters. Once boasting one of very few Opera houses in North Texas, McKinney has never taken a backseat when it comes to entertainment. With a downtown square that is the epicenter of fun for residents and visitors, the Historic Downtown area sets the precedent for small town charm and culture.
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