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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
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||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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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
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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.
5808 Pine Meadow Lane, McKinney, TX - $342,900
7508 Sabine Drive, McKinney, TX - $439,900
4516 Highlands Drive, McKinney, TX - $284,900
401 Lakefront Court, McKinney, TX - $306,900
1500 Steepleview Lane, McKinney, TX - $415,000
11705 Raeburn Court, McKinney, TX - $425,000
1123 Wedge Hill Road, McKinney, TX - $429,000
6101 Mickelson Way, McKinney, TX - $399,000
524 Twin Knoll Drive, McKinney, TX - $294,000
7705 Juno Springs Way, McKinney, TX - $280,000
7509 Blanco Trail, McKinney, TX - $409,900
204 S Village Drive, McKinney, TX - $340,000
7412 Ardmore Street, McKinney, TX - $400,000
6400 Canyon Crest Drive, McKinney, TX - $375,000
1116 Seclusion Cove Drive, McKinney, TX - $369,900
More about living in McKinney
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Listing information last updated on February 28th, 2020 at 10:15pm CST.