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McKinney homes for sale are a mix of old and new, the historical with the high-tech. This historic Texas town is the Collin County seat, and spans about 58 square miles just north of Dallas. Read more about McKinney or view McKinney homes for sale below:

With a population of just over 100,000 in 2006, McKinney is experiencing rapid growth, like its neighbors Plano and Frisco, due to DFW’s northward expansion.

McKinney Lifestyle

The city’s Chestnut Square is nestled in one of the city’s three historic districts and features a full block of turn of the century homes. New construction is also peppered throughout McKinney properties, making the city’s old town, yet progressive, environment a unique feature of McKinney real estate.

Primarily a commuter town, McKinney is home to a municipal airport that is growing in popularity for amateur pilots and private jets. It is also the location of the Blockbuster distribution center, which provides jobs for many DFW residents.

Those currently buying up McKinney homes for sale are younger, middle class families. Notable residents include Olympians and pro wrestlers! McKinney was voted the 14th Best Place to Live by CNN Money among small cities.

Education seems to also be a big draw for those looking at McKinney homes for sale. The area has 12 schools and is the home of the Central Park campus of Collin County Community College. More than half of the city’s workforce has a college education, and approximately 22% hold graduate degrees.

For fun times and relaxation, you can take advantage of McKinney’s 18 public parks, as well as public and private golf courses, tennis facilities, and swimming pools, or participate in local team sports. Several area lakes are also nearby for fishing, boating, and water sports. Another unique McKinney sports experience is the Independent Women’s Football League.

What’s Happening in McKinney

One of the big local, and even nationally featured, news items in recent years has been McKinney’s commitment to green building. Sustainable developments within the city include an office building, auto dealerships, and an experimental green Wal-Mart store.

McKinney’s town square began a renovation in January 2008. The revamped area will feature a Performing Arts Center, sidewalks that are more accessible and visitor-friendly, repaving, and infrastructure renovations. More green, in the form of trees and planters, will also be added to the area.

Commuters may be concerned by portions of highway through the city being reconstructed in the hopes of the establishment of a toll-based roadway. Similar projects in other areas have resulted in more manageable traffic through smaller cities. Although there is no DART service through McKinney, residents generally experience a relatively reasonable commute to Dallas’ business and technology corridors. In fact, McKinney is one of DFW’s more popular locations for commuters.

McKinney Quick Facts

  • McKinney was one of the principal cotton cities before the Civil War.
  • The city is named after Collin McKinney, a signer of the Texas Declaration of Independence.
  • The Dallas Morning News ranked McKinney North High School #4 in the state and #3 in the area for football.

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