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Living In McKinney TX


This page provides guidance for anyone who is thinking about moving to McKinney and wants to make an objective assessment of what living in McKinney in #ddates-2019-livability# is like. McKinney livability factors are presented along with descriptions, pictures and maps of moderately priced McKinney homes that currently are for sale. At the bottom of this page are links to authoritative sources that provide additional general information about living in McKinney.


McKinney livability factors


2019 best Dallas suburbs rank: 25

Click this best places to live in Dallas link for complete rankings, metrics and analysis methodology.

  2018 public schools academic performance index: 73.4
  2017 crime incidence / 1000 residents: 14.9
  2017 median single family house value: $255,300
  2017 residences owner occupied: 66.6%
  2017 median household income: $87,608
  2017 population: 181,330
  2013 - 2017 population growth: 21.5%


McKinney public schools rank twenty-fourth among 2019 Dallas suburbs with best public schools and five high schools attended by McKinney students, Lovejoy High School, McKinney Boyd High School, Prosper High School and Allen High School / Lowery Freshman Center, rank among the 2019 best open enrollment high schools in the DFW metroplex. McKinney has experienced the twenty-first fastest population growth rate in the Dallas Fort Worth area over the past three years. Some of the ways McKinney is different from and similar to other DFW cities and towns are shown on these best Dallas suburbs and about Dallas suburbs pages.

McKinney is located in central Collin County, approximately 33 miles north of downtown Dallas and 59 miles northeast of downtown Fort Worth. As the DFW metroplex continues to grow and becomes more densely populated, McKinney's proximity to both the Legacy and north Dallas business centers and to DFW International Airport and downtown Dallas is likely to make McKinney residential real estate even more desirable than it is now for people who need to commute frequently to and from these areas.

Local schools

Most school age children who reside in McKinney are eligible to attend McKinney ISD schools ... the attendance boundaries of Allen ISD, Celina ISD, Frisco ISD, Lovejoy ISD, Melissa ISD and Prosper ISD also extend into McKinney.

More information about how student performance at the schools attended by McKinney students compares with other DFW area schools is available on these best DFW school districts, best DFW high schools, best DFW middle schools and best DFW elementary schools pages.

Neighborhoods

Looking for the best places to live in McKinney? A big reason living in McKinney is considered so desirable is its wonderful neighborhoods and they are a great place to begin your search. Links to profiles describing some of the best of these neighborhoods are provided below.


Single-family homes

Single-family homes (identified as one-unit, detached houses by the U.S. Census Bureau) account for 73.9 percent of the McKinney residences ... median value of owner-occupied single-family homes is $255,300 ... about 83 percent of McKinney housing units have been built during the past 25 or so years ... approximately seven percent of these residences are more than 50 years old ... about five percent of McKinney housing units have been constructed since 2014


New home construction

There currently is significant new home construction occurring in McKinney. Click on this new construction homes link to see all new McKinney homes that are currently listed for sale. If you thinking about buying a new construction home, you may want to carefully consider the guidance about builder quality provided on this DFW best home builders page.

I frequently am asked by folks who have never bought a new construction home if they should be assisted by a buyer’s agent when selecting a builder and when negotiating their new home purchase. Most of the time my answers are "Yes" and "Yes."


Commutes

Approximately 15 miles and 17 minutes drive time without traffic from central McKinney to Legacy business center ... 28 miles and 27 minutes to north Dallas business center ... 33 miles and 33 minutes to downtown Dallas ... 36 miles and 34 minutes to DFW International Airport

Commute time and distance information for additional destinations, and for other DFW metroplex cities and towns, is provided on this average DFW commute distances and times page.

Demographics

2017 estimated population 181,330 ... population density 2,709 residents per square mile ... 21.5 percent population increase between 2013 - 2017 ... 2017 annual median household income $87,608 ... 66.6 percent of McKinney residences are owner occupied

Additional demographic information about McKinney and similar information about other DFW cities and towns are available by clicking on this more about DFW suburbs link.

Property taxes

Students living in McKinney attend schools operated by six separate school districts. Since these entities have different tax rates, McKinney real estate property tax rates for 2017 range from 2.31 percent to 2.52 percent of tax appraisal value. A description of how Texas property taxes are calculated and paid, along with property tax rates for other DFW cities and towns, are available by clicking on this DFW property tax rates link.

Cities/towns near McKinney

from Trophy Club              
city/townbest
cities/towns
rank
populationmedian
house value
median
household income
milesdirection             
Allen999,179$315,000$102,2157south
Anna5411,940$205,000$76,19813northeast
Fairview158,354$420,000$73,3393south
Frisco17177,286$335,900$120,70114west
Lowry Crossing1,7809southeast
Lucas187,483$554,800$151,18811southeast
Melissa219,212$269,100$104,3908northeast
New Hope6396east
Princeton619,405$206,000$51,95210east
Prosper520,312$408,300$133,97112northwest


Note: Best cities/towns rank derived from analysis presented on best Dallas suburbs page.

Sources: U.S. Census Bureau, State of Texas Comptroller and Google Maps.


Moderately priced homes for sale in McKinney

Key to understanding what living in McKinney is like is knowing about McKinney housing. Shown below is a typical website presentation of currently listed homes that are more or less in the middle of the McKinney single-family homes price range. A similar presentation of all currently listed McKinney single-family homes and links to pages showing various selections of these homes are available on this McKinney homes for sale page.

The default display order of the property listings shown below is number of days listed, but other sort orders can be selected. The property display also can be easily changed from the default grid display to a detailed list display. If you are viewing this page on a mobile device, a map that shows the location of the selected properties can be displayed by clicking on the map icon.

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800 Jasper Lane, McKinney, TX - $400,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 5 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 3,554 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Beautiful Driveup To This Mediterranean Beauty. Huge Back Yard With Extra Large Brand New Shed. Outdoor Living Space With Built In Grill And A Built In Fire Pit On The Patio. Still Plenty Of Room For The Kids And Or Pets To Play Or To Add A Poo...

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4820 Basil Drive, McKinney, TX - $329,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 2.1 Baths
  • 2,546 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Backyard Oasis With Diving Pool, Water Feature, Covered Porch, Mature Landscaping And Plenty Of Room For Play Or Pets. Well Cared For Dr Horton Home Has Spacious Open Layout For Living On First Floor With All Beds Up. Hardwood Flooring Throughout...

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7705 Caddo Cove, McKinney, TX - $425,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 3,337 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Trinity Falls Has It All With Its 450 Acres Of Open Space & 20 Miles Of Hike & Bike Trails. This Emerald Home Is Poised On A 70 Foot Wide Lot & Has Beautiful Curb Appeal With Its Porch & Three Car Garage. Upon Entry Vaulted Ceilings, Handsome Wood...

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3436 Estes Park Lane, McKinney, TX - $460,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3.1 Baths
  • 3,527 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Frisco Isd! Immaculately Maintained 4 Bd, 3.5. Bath, Master Down Plan In Aspendale. Custom Finishes And Details Throughout. Warm And Inviting Hand Scraped Nail Down Red Oak Floors In Foyer, Study, Formal Dining, Family Room And Eat In Kitchen. ...

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2120 Fleming Drive, McKinney, TX - $340,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 2.1 Baths
  • 2,434 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Beautifully Maintained And Rare One Story Home In Hidden Creek! Kitchen Features Updated Appliances, Gas Cooktop, Breakfast Bar, Island, 42 Inch Cabinetry, And Opens Into A Spacious Family Room With Fireplace And Views Of The Backyard. Bayed Break...

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7820 Royal Gorge Lane, McKinney, TX - $470,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3.1 Baths
  • 3,270 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Spectacularly Immaculate 4 Bed - 3.5 Bath Highland Home In Stonebridge Ranch Featuring Your Very Own Private Backyard Oasis With Excellent Frisco Schools! Outstanding Features Include: Loads Of Hardwood Floors; Granite Countertops; New Interior P...

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8308 Texian Trail, McKinney, TX - $410,700

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 2.1 Baths
  • 3,220 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Pride In Ownership, Frisco Isd With Plenty Of Upgrades, Chef’s Kitchen With 42 In. Cabinets, Gas Cooktop, Ss Appliances, Granite Countertops, Large Island, Open To Living Area W-stone Fp, Dining Room, Study W-french Doors, Deluxe Master Suite Wit...

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2612 Golfview Drive, McKinney, TX - $279,900

Residential, Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,873 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Serene Greenbelt Lot And Beautiful 1 Story Home In Greens Of Mckinney! Wonderfully Landscaped & Immaculately Maintained With A Formal Study, High Ceilings & Gorgeous Wood Flooring Throughout Much Of The Home All Creates The Warmth & Comfort To Cal...

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5313 Stoney Trail, McKinney, TX - $325,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 3.1 Baths
  • 2,677 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Stunning 3 Bedroom, 3.5 Bath Mckinney Home Warmly Welcomes You Home The Moment You Step Inside The Grand Foyer. Beautifully Remodeled With Elegant Touches Throughout, Including Fresh Paint, New Luxury Vinyl Plank Floors, New Carpet, Remodeled Kitc...

Photo of Listing #14143958

6201 Smithwick Drive, McKinney, TX - $439,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 3.1 Baths
  • 2,675 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Welcome To Low Maintenance Living With This Gorgeous David Weekly Build. Home Features Double Master Suites A Fabulous Gourmet Kitchen With Beautiful Granite, 6 Burner Gas Cooktop, Double Ovens, Ss Appliances & Much Desired Light & Bright Colors. ...

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7720 Copper Mountain Lane, McKinney, TX - $424,900

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 2.1 Baths
  • 3,655 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Incredible 1.5 Story Home In The Desirable Aspendale Neighborhood Of Stonebridge Ranch In Frisco Isd! So Many Beautiful Details In This Home Including Hand-scraped Hardwood Floors,6 In Baseboards, Stainless Steel Appliances & The Entire Interior ...

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9304 Hunter Chase Drive, McKinney, TX - $334,900

Residential, Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 2,742 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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You Will Love This Gorgeous Well Maintained Home Located In The Very Desirable Westridge Addition. It Has Split Bedrooms, Walk In Closets, Deluxe Kitchen With A Skylight, Gas Log Fireplace, Study, Sprinkler System And Many More Features. It's Loc...

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5208 Lake Bend Drive, McKinney, TX - $339,900

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 2.1 Baths
  • 3,096 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Spacious Open Floor Plan Perfect For Family & Entertaining! 2 Large Family Rooms 4 Oversized Bedrooms Walkin Closets Master Bedroom 17x15 Sitting Area 11x10 Builtins Custom Master Closet 2 Dining Areas Study W French Doors & Builtins. Spacious B...

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825 Cloister Way, McKinney, TX - $334,900

Residential, Single Family
  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,756 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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This Lovely Cambridge Built Home In Charming Mckinney Invites Comfort And Exudes Modern Elegance. With 2 Bdrms, 2 Baths, Generous Living Space And Stylish Finishes, You'll Enjoy A Perfect Setting For Relaxing And Entertaining. Hardwood Floors And ...

Photo of Listing #14187526

3005 Downhill Lane, McKinney, TX - $332,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,431 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Literally, The Best Deal On The Market For A 4 Bedroom 3 Full Bath All In A One Story Home. Stunning Updates Include New Wood Floors In Main Living Areas, Updated Light Fixtures And Switches And Plantation Shutters. Dual Fireplace Between The Livi...


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Listing information last updated on September 20th, 2019 at 6:00pm CDT.