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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 2018 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
2018 best Dallas suburbs rank: 28
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||2018 STAAR scores above TEA achievement standard: 87.0%
||2016 crime incidence / 1000 residents: 14.6
||2017 median home sale price: $305,000
||2016 residences owner occupied: 67.7%
||2016 median household income: $83,257
||2016 population: 172,298
||2012 - 2016 population growth: 16.8%
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 2018 best open enrollment high schools in the DFW metroplex. McKinney has experienced the twenty-second 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.
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.
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.
Recent home sales
On average, prices of McKinney MLS-listed pre-owned single-family homes sold during 2017 increased by 23.0 percent over the prices of comparable homes sold in 2014 ... 2017 median sales price was $305,000 ... home prices generally ranged from about $90,000 to $1.4 million ... average size of houses sold was 2,580 square feet, average square foot price was $130.71 and average house age was 15.8 years ... homes sold during 2017 averaged 31 days on market
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.
2016 estimated population 172,298 ... population density 2,738 residents per square mile ... 2016 annual median household income $83,257 ... 67.7 percent of McKinney residential real estate units 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.
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 2.27 percent to 2.48 percent of tax appraisal value. A description of how Texas property taxes are calculated and paid, along with 2017 property tax rates for other DFW cities and towns, are available by clicking on this DFW property tax rates link.
Cities/towns near McKinney
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Note: Best cities/towns rank derived from analysis presented on best Dallas suburbs page.
Sources: U.S. Census Bureau, North Texas Real Estate Information Systems Inc. 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.
1409 Lacewing Drive, McKinney, TX - $289,000
8637 Gracewood Drive, McKinney, TX - $329,000
3817 Bamboo Trail, McKinney, TX - $430,165
1805 Timber Edge Drive, McKinney, TX - $434,000
1604 Hackett Creek, McKinney, TX - $307,000
2203 Cherry Hill Lane, McKinney, TX - $368,000
3012 Deer Trail, McKinney, TX - $310,000
6101 Heron Bay Lane, McKinney, TX - $474,900
2715 Sunny Meadows, McKinney, TX - $340,000
1209 Charlotte Drive, McKinney, TX - $299,000
7408 Braemar Terrace, McKinney, TX - $350,000
7405 Province Street, McKinney, TX - $325,000
5900 Renfrew Drive, McKinney, TX - $469,900
5620 Fox Chase Lane, McKinney, TX - $319,000
7613 Double Diamond Trail, McKinney, TX - $289,900
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Listing information last updated on January 20th, 2019 at 5:30pm CST.