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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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Photo of Listing #14095319

2701 Stonepointe, McKinney, TX - $365,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 5 Beds
  • 3.1 Baths
  • 2,928 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Spacious 5 Bedroom Home In Sought After Valley Creek School District In Mckinney! Minutes From I75, Sam Rayburn Tollway, And Eldorado Country Club. 3.5 Bathrooms, Two Large Living Areas Including An Upstairs Loft, Very Large Master Bedroom And Clo...

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8501 Spectrum Drive, McKinney, TX - $349,888

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,882 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Ready For Your Forever Home? This Is Is Read For You! New Paint, Brand New Carpet, Back-splash, Fireplace Tile, Exterior Paint, Roof And More. Over Sized Master With Two Closets And Enough Room For A Sitting Area Or An Office, A Second Bedroom Dow...

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4313 Oxbow Drive, McKinney, TX - $469,999

Residential, Single Family
  • 5 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 3,756 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Great Views!! Different From The Rest! Check Out This Well Cared For 5 Bedroom Custom Home. Great Curb Appeal With Beautiful Austin Stone Exterior, Foyer Showcases Elegant Dining Room, Sweeping Staircase, Wrought Iron Balusters. Hand-scraped Hardw...

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9412 Fenway Drive, McKinney, TX - $297,900

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 2.1 Baths
  • 2,457 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Lovely, Traditional Two-story Home With Open Floor Plan And Lots Of Natural Light Throughout - Courtesy Of Large Windows And Vaulted Ceilings. The Kitchen Has A Lot Of Counter Space And Storage. Gas Cooktop! The Large Master Bedroom Has A Cozy ...

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9509 Crooked Cat Drive, McKinney, TX - $300,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 2.1 Baths
  • 2,303 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Great Value In Frisco Isd! Beautiful Wood Laminate Flooring In Majority Of Home. 4 Bedroom 2.5 Baths With A Bright And Open Floor Plan.spacious Kitchen With Loads Of Cabinets And Counter Space! Kitchen Open To Family Room & Breakfast Nook. Spaciou...

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4537 Maidstone Way, McKinney, TX - $370,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 6 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 3,279 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Beautiful, Large Brick Home With Updates Throughout. This Home Features A Grand And Open Living Room With Vaulted Ceilings And A Gas Fireplace, Formal Dining Room, And Lots Of Natural Light. The Gourmet Kitchen Has A Separate Eat-in Kitchen Nook, ...

Photo of Listing #14096262

4481 Pecan Place Drive, McKinney, TX - $395,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 2,071 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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If You Are Looking For Country Living In Town, Do Not Miss This Opportunity! This Well Manicured Lot Is Unmatched Sitting On 3 Acres That Back Up To A Wooded Creek. Ranch Style 3-2 Home Has Been Updated And Well Maintained. Vaulted, Beamed Ceili...

Photo of Listing #14094225

7900 Coolwater Cove, McKinney, TX - $419,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 3,111 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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If You're Looking For An Immaculate, Like-new Home On A Greenbelt In Popular Trinity Falls, Look No More. This Lovely 4 Bedroom, 4 Bath Home Has It All! An Office, Game Room, Media Room And Open Floor Plan Is Perfect For Entertaining. The Kitchen ...

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4805 Virginia Woods Drive, McKinney, TX - $389,900

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 3,448 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Fabulous Four Bedroom In Virginia Woods! Beautiful Entry With Marble And Grand Staircase. Living Boasts 18.5 Foot Ceilings, Hardwoods, Pretty Fireplace With Marble, Crown Molding, And Wall Of Windows. Large Kitchen Features Granite Counters, St...

Photo of Listing #14094620

202 Fallen Oak, McKinney, TX - $434,467

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3.1 Baths
  • 2,872 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Mls# 14094620 - Built By Altura Homes - August Completion! ~ The Charlotte Floor Plan Offers A Dramatic Two Story Entry And Huge Master Suite.. There Is Abundant Storage Through Out, Plus A Built In Mud Bench. Engineered Hardwood Flooring In The E...

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5306 Nighthawk, McKinney, TX - $426,016

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3.1 Baths
  • 2,872 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Mls# 14094650 - Built By Altura Homes - November Completion! ~ The Charlotte Floor Plan Offers A Dramatic Two Story Entry And Oversized Master Suite, Abundant Storage Through Out Plus A Built In Mud Bench And Charging Station.. Engineered Hardwood...

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7020 Royal View Drive, McKinney, TX - $473,670

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3.1 Baths
  • 3,352 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Mls# 14094796 - Built By Ashton Woods Homes - August Completion! ~ New Ashton Woods Home Only 8 Miles To Legacy West In Frisco Isd! Elevation With Brick, Natural Stone And Wood Accents. Covered Front Porch. Chef Inspired Kitchen Bar Top Island, Ab...

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845 Golden Bear Lane, McKinney, TX - $350,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 2.1 Baths
  • 2,442 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Beautiful Golf Course View!! Located In The Fairways Of Westridge This Home Has Beautiful Curb Appeal With Mature Landscaping And Brick And Stone Elevation. Nice Open Floor Plan With Lots Of Windows. Engineered Hardwood Floors. Upgraded Granite Wi...

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11509 Beckton Street, McKinney, TX - $369,999

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,659 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Wait For It! Gorgeous North-facing, 4 Bedroom, 3 Bath Home, With 2 Bedrooms & 2 Full Bathrooms Downstairs! This Upgraded Home Sits On A Large Premium & Private Lot, Backing To A Wide Open Green Space. The Covered Front And Rear Patio Offer Comfort...


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Listing information last updated on May 22nd, 2019 at 12:15am CDT.