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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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5808 Pine Meadow Lane, McKinney, TX - $342,900

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,629 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Amazing 2-story 4bed, 3bath Home With 2car Garage Located In The Inviting Community Of Pine Ridge Estates! Beautiful Upgrades Including Hardwood Floors & New Tile, Updated Light Fixtures, New Interior Paint, Granite Countertops, New Roof And Exter...

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7508 Sabine Drive, McKinney, TX - $439,900

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3.1 Baths
  • 3,575 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Trinity Falls Master Plan Community Sells Itself. Fantastic Home Ready Now With All The Great Features You Can Ever Want. Large Home, Open With Outstanding Natural Light. Front Formal Can Be Office, Eating Areas Are Big, Kitchen Is Open To Second ...

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4516 Highlands Drive, McKinney, TX - $284,900

Residential, Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,746 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Mr. Clean Lives Here! Well Maintained, Great Floor Plan For Entertaining, Wood Floors In The Entrance And Living Area. The Kitchen Has Plenty Of Natural Light From The Skylight And Opens To Living, And Breakfast Area. Granite Has No Join Line. O...

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401 Lakefront Court, McKinney, TX - $306,900

Residential, Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 2,344 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Beautiful 1 Story Home On A Gorgeous Greenbelt In Desirable Location! Large Covered Front Patio Perfect For Outdoor Living. Front Door With Glass Opens Up To Inviting Tile Entry Featuring Granite Accents. Gourmet Kitchen With 5 Burner Gas Cooktop,...

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1500 Steepleview Lane, McKinney, TX - $415,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,696 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Exquisite 1.5 Story Home In Chapel Hill W Alfresco Room W Amazing Outdoor Fp! Hardwoods, Granite, Great Open Plan! Entertainers Dream! Serene Outdoor Living Area Includes: Alfresco Room W Stone Fireplace, Screened Porch & Stoned Walkways To Lands...

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11705 Raeburn Court, McKinney, TX - $425,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 3,304 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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A Gorgeously Appointed Home On A Cul-de-sac Street & Across From A Greenbelt. a Luxurious Entry Boasts Wood Floors & A Breathtaking Iron Staircase. the Downstairs Space Offers A Fully Equipped Media Room Complete With A Kegerator, Study, & Private...

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1123 Wedge Hill Road, McKinney, TX - $429,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 3,295 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Updated And Ready To Move Right In! New Hardwoods Downstairs And Fresh Paint, Updated Master Bath. Kitchen Is Very Generous, With Abundant Cabinetry, Granite, Stainless. Out Back, Find A Sparkling Pool And Spa (updated Plaster) With Ample Decki...

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6101 Mickelson Way, McKinney, TX - $399,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,952 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Like New Mediterranean Style Landon Home. Light And Bright Open Floorplan Featuring Many Upgrades Including Ceramic Tile, Marble Countertops, Remote Hunter Douglas Shades As Well As Plantation Shutters And Motorized Blinds In The Back Of The House...

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524 Twin Knoll Drive, McKinney, TX - $294,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3.1 Baths
  • 3,027 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Priced To Sell. This Beautiful, Well Maintained Home With High Ceilings Is A Must See! Downstairs You Will Find A Private Master Suite, A Formal Dining Room, Half Bath For Guests And A Large Family Room That Opens Up To The Kitchen. 3 Bedrooms And...

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7705 Juno Springs Way, McKinney, TX - $280,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,947 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Beautifully Maintained, One Owner Home Is Now Available For Your Family! Fantastic Floor Plan With Separate Formal, Open Kitchen To Family Room And Breakfast Nook Perfect For Entertaining. Austin Stone To Ceiling Fireplace Makes For Warm Gather...

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7509 Blanco Trail, McKinney, TX - $409,900

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,608 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Natural Beauty & Luxurious Amenities In The Master Planned Community Of Trinity Falls. Luxury Interior With Soaring 12 Ft Ceilings And An Abundance Of Natural Lighting In Open Living Area With Custom Shelving. Entertainers Dream Kitchen With Gran...

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204 S Village Drive, McKinney, TX - $340,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 3,023 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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This Home Is The One With Lots To Enjoy. Wood Floors, A Laundry Room With Sink, Two Separate Attic Access Points And Granite Countertops In The Kitchen, Downstairs Bathroom, And Master Bathroom. Oversized Master Bedroom With Separate Sitting Area ...

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7412 Ardmore Street, McKinney, TX - $400,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 2.1 Baths
  • 2,582 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Charming David Weekly Home In The Popular Tucker Hilll Community Known For Its Porch Style Living And Vibrant Community. Well Maintained Home With Beautiful Appointed Finishes Such As Crown Moldings, French Doors, Granite Countertops And Wood Floo...

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6400 Canyon Crest Drive, McKinney, TX - $375,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,617 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Beautiful Highland Home With Popular Sought After Floor Plan! Master Bedroom Is Located On The First Floor, Along With 2 Nice Size Guest Rooms, Full Guest Bath, And Private Study. Kitchen Opens Up To Cozy Living Room With Wood Burning Fireplace. ...

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1116 Seclusion Cove Drive, McKinney, TX - $369,900

Residential, Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,409 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Frisco Isd. Stunning And Well Maintained 1.5 Story Home Located In The Sought Of The Reserve At Westridge. Within A Short 5 Min Walk To Both The Scott Elementary And The Amazing Waterpark And Amenity Center. The 3bd 3 Bth Home Has An Open Floor Pl...


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Listing information last updated on February 28th, 2020 at 10:15pm CST.