McKinney TX Lifestyle – In 2010 McKinney was ranked 5th by CNN Money Magazine as the Best Places to Live in the United States, saying “Lots of towns near Dallas have low crime, affordable homes, and good jobs; McKinney is no exception. What makes it stand out is its gem of a downtown… Though McKinney has grown like mad over the past decade, you’d never suspect it when driving through its tree-filled communities surrounded by ponds, parks, and hiking trails.”
McKinney has an historic downtown area with retail and entertainment around the square. Annual events include Oktoberfest, Family Fall Festival, Veterans Day ceremony, Dickens of a Christmas and other various holiday parades and events, as well as art events.
There are more than 45 miles of biking and walking trails within more than 2,000 acres of parkland throughout McKinney.
Housing is available in all price ranges, from first time homebuyers to the most lavish executive home. Additionally numerous planned unit communities are built around golf courses, including El Dorado, Stonebridge, Westridge and Craig Ranch.
The City of McKinney is the county seat of Collin County, Texas, located 30 minutes north of Dallas, and has a population of 127,000 residents. The US Census Bureau listed McKinney as the fastest growing city from 2000 to 2003 and again in 2006 of cities of more than 50,000 people.
Education – McKinney is served primarily by the McKinney Independent School District, but some of the west areas of McKinney are zoned nearby Frisco, Prosper or Allen Independent School Districts. There is a McKinney campus of Collin County Community College.
Collin County Regional Airport is located in McKinney and there is easy access to major highways US 75, US 380, SH 121.
McKinney TX City Council controlled community development with large and small subdivisions, ranging from moderate to luxury homes.
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