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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

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

  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.

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.


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


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

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.

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 2.27 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

from McKinney              
city/townbest
cities/towns
rank
2016
population
2017 median
house price
2016 median
household income
milesdirection             
Allen999,179$315,000$102,2157south
Anna5411,940$205,000$76,19813northeast
Fairview158,354$420,000$73,3393south
Frisco17163,656$380,000$117,64214west
Lowry Crossing1,7809southeast
Lucas236,883$619,000$119,96811southeast
Melissa97,211$244,000$133,4198northeast
New Hope6396east
Princeton619,405$206,000$51,95210east
Prosper2118,379$427,000$120,27012northwest


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.

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1409 Lacewing Drive, McKinney, TX - $289,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 2.1 Baths
  • 2,316 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Super Cute 4 Bedroom Home With Split Bedroom Arrangement, Gameroom, Open Kitchen And Living, Oversized Pantry And Laundry Room. Master Bedroom Is Down With Spacious Bathroom, Double Vanities, Separate Shower, Tub And Large Closets. The Kitchen Has...

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8637 Gracewood Drive, McKinney, TX - $329,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,816 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Welcome Home To This Low Maintenance Lifestyle Community. Spacious And Open Floor Plan With Gleaming Hardwood Floors Throughout Main Living Area. Beautiful Upgrades And Meticulously Maintained Home With Two Bedrooms And Study With French Doors. Th...

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3817 Bamboo Trail, McKinney, TX - $430,165

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 3,006 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Mls# 14006835 - Built By Highland Homes - May Completion! ~ Beautiful Open Floor Plan With High Ceilings And Expanded Windows In The Family Room!! Upgrades Include Built In Hutch, Transitional Extended Fireplace To Ceiling, Extended Kitchen Cabine...

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1805 Timber Edge Drive, McKinney, TX - $434,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3.1 Baths
  • 3,368 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Golf Course Property With An Awesome View Of The Lake And 16th Hole. Recent Updates Includes Carpet And Paint. Open Concept Layout With 4 Bedrooms, 3.5 Bathrooms, 2 Living Areas, And 3 Car Garage. Features Include Open Winding Staircase, 2 Story W...

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1604 Hackett Creek, McKinney, TX - $307,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,843 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Amazing Single Story Home Resides In Prestigious Fieldstone Place~ Stonebridge Ranch! Great Open Concept Floorplan Offers Elegant Family Room With Fireplace, Hardwoods, Solid Core Doors, Frameless Shower Door, Crown Molding & Plantation Shutters....

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2203 Cherry Hill Lane, McKinney, TX - $368,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 2.1 Baths
  • 2,666 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Extraordinary Home In The Vibrant Community Of Stonebridge Ranch!!! Well Loved & Maintained With An Open Floor Plan That Captivates At Every Turn. A Wall Of Windows Bathes The Family Room & Fireplace In Natural Light. Epicurean Kitchen With Isla...

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3012 Deer Trail, McKinney, TX - $310,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 2,227 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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This Single Story, Split Bedroom Home Is Ready For You To Call Home And There Is No Hoa!! This Home Boasts Many Updates Including An Amazing Deck Perfect For All Of Your Entertaining Needs Plus An Eat-in Kitchen Complete With A Nice Big Granite Br...

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6101 Heron Bay Lane, McKinney, TX - $474,900

Residential, Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,626 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Custom K. Hovnanian 1 Story Mediterranean Home, Tile Roof, Stucco Exterior Located In The Villa Estates West (gated Community-craig Ranch) Hand Scraped Hardwoods, Plantation Shutters & Rich Architecture. This Open Floor Plan Has Oversized Kitchen,...

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2715 Sunny Meadows, McKinney, TX - $340,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 2.1 Baths
  • 2,925 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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2715 Sunny Meadows Is Home Sweet Home! Properties Like This One Are Unique In Cul-de-sac And Oversized Back Yard. This Home Is Zoned For Valley Creek Elementary! Walking Distance To El Dorado Golf Course. Lovely Floor Plan With Wood Floors In Ent...

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7408 Braemar Terrace, McKinney, TX - $350,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,602 SQFT
  • 2 DAYS
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This Home Has It All. 3 Bedrooms Down, Open Flow Floorplan, Wood Floors, Granite, Cul-de-sac Lot, Huge Oversized Backyard, Stacked Formals Upon Entry. Upstairs Is The Perfect Retreat For Teenagers Or Guests - Large Open Room For Media Or Living ...

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7405 Province Street, McKinney, TX - $325,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,607 SQFT
  • 2 DAYS
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Come Be A Part Of Popular Stonebridge Ranch Featuring Beach & Tennis Club, Tennis Courts, Aquatic Center, Picnic Pavilions, Lakes & Ponds, Parks & Playgrounds, Community Room, Pickleball Courts, Hike & Bike Trails, More! Fantastic Floorplan With 2...

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5900 Renfrew Drive, McKinney, TX - $469,900

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 2,902 SQFT
  • 2 DAYS
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Breathtaking 4 Bedroom, 4 Full Bathroom Ashton Woods Home On Corner Lot In Trails At Craig Ranch Full Guest Bed And Bath On The 1st Floor. Loaded With Upgrades Including: Herringbone Hardwoods On Entire First Floor, Quartz Counters, Wrought Iron B...

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5620 Fox Chase Lane, McKinney, TX - $319,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 2,133 SQFT
  • 2 DAYS
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Beautiful 4-bedroom Home With A Private Outdoor Living Area In Prosper Isd! Hardwood Floors, Coffered Ceilings & Crown Moldings Are Found Throughout. Open Concept Floorplan Features Upgraded Island Kitchen With Granite Counters, 42in Knotty Alder ...

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7613 Double Diamond Trail, McKinney, TX - $289,900

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,601 SQFT
  • 2 DAYS
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Spectacular 4 Bedroom W Game Rm In Desirable Craig Ranch Features A Beautiful View Of The Open Park Area From The Front Porch And 2nd-floor Balcony. Zones To Prestigious Frisco Schools. Well Appointed W Numerous Upgrades That Include Wood Floors,...


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Listing information last updated on January 20th, 2019 at 5:30pm CST.