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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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2923 Brittany Lane, McKinney, TX - $325,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 2,055 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Fantastic Single Story Home On A 65' Lot. Highly Desirable 4bd, 2 Ba Split Plan With Stacked Formals, Cozy Family Room With Custom Marble Fireplace. Spacious Eat In Kitchen With Island, Ss Appliances, Gas Range, Buffet, Updated Granite Counterto...

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5404 Fringetree Drive, McKinney, TX - $419,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3.1 Baths
  • 3,446 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Amazing Home Built By Khov In 2015. You Are Greeted With Soaring Ceilings And A Curved Staircase. Hand Scraped Wood Flooring Leads To The Open Concept Living Space With The Kitchen Opening To The Living Room. The First Floor Has 9ft Ceilings And ...

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6108 Pine Meadow Lane, McKinney, TX - $359,900

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 2.1 Baths
  • 3,002 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Beautifully Refreshed! This 3002 Sq Ft Home Features Gorgeous New Finishes Throughout, Including Brand New Engineered Hardwood Floors Throughout The Common Living Areas Downstairs, Brand New Tile Floors In The Bathrooms, New Carpet Throughout The ...

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2618 E Saint Michelle Lane, McKinney, TX - $310,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 2,042 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Beat The Heat This Summer Around This Beautiful Backyard Pool And Spa With Stone Cascading Waterfalls. New Pump And Filters Installed In March 2017. Open Area Kitchen With Island And Breakfast Bar, Opening To The Family Room With Corner Fireplace...

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6812 Roaring Drive, McKinney, TX - $460,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 2.1 Baths
  • 2,742 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Stunning American Legend Gently Lived In Resale! With Standard High Quality Details! 8 Foot Solid Core Doors! Stunning Wood Floors, Designer Tile.wonderful Floorplan Offers 3 Bedrooms + Study + Dining + Gameroom On The 2nd Level! Amazing Kitchen W...

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5209 Crossvine Lane, McKinney, TX - $314,900

Residential, Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 2.1 Baths
  • 2,433 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Location Plus Stunning Features! Gorgeous Eldorado Heights Home Just Across From The Clubhouse And Pool Is Great For Entertaining! Kitchen Features Stainless Steel Appliances, Bar Seating, And Breakfast Nook With A Window Seat That Opens To The Fa...

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8508 Ontario Drive, McKinney, TX - $349,900

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 2.1 Baths
  • 2,867 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Stunning Light & Bright Home Located In Sought After Stonebridge Ranch Golf & Swim Master Planned Community! Open Floorplan Featuring Vaulted Ceilings, Dining Living & Living Room With Plantation Shutters. Kitchen With Breakfast Bar, Tons Of Count...

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2909 Ellington Court, McKinney, TX - $377,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 3,151 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Charming 4 Bedroom, 3 Bath, Formal Living & Dining, And Game Room All Inside A Gated Community Within The Highly Acclaimed Misd School District! The Home Boasts An Open Concept Floor Plan, Tons Of Natural Light, Updated Master Bathroom, And The K...

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821 Summer Lane, McKinney, TX - $350,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 2.1 Baths
  • 2,322 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Immaculate 1.5 Story Home, Built By Chesmar Homes In 2017. Large Back Yard With Extended 16 X 16 Patio For Entertaining. Mahogany Front Door With Wrought Iron Dress The Front Of The Home Along With Mature Landscape And A Lovely Brick And Stone Ele...

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4112 Sweet Birch Drive, McKinney, TX - $443,953

Residential, Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 2.1 Baths
  • 2,055 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Mls# 14441362 - Built By Highland Homes - January Completion! ~ Beautiful One Story With A Front Porch, 3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Bathrooms, A Study, And 3 Car Garage. Large Kitchen With Oversized Island And Built-in Appliances. This Home Also Includes Many...

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2801 Black Walnut Street, McKinney, TX - $454,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,299 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Mls# 14441409 - Built By Highland Homes - January Completion! ~ 4 Bedroom, 3 Bathroom, Study, 2.5 Garage

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9416 Hunter Chase Drive, McKinney, TX - $339,555

Residential, Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 2,745 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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You Will Like This One! Space And Privacy. This Large One Story Has 3 Living Areas Plus An Office. The Master Is Separated From The Secondary Bedrooms. A Secluded Study Is In The Front, Has French Doors. Large And Open Kitchen Includes A Skylight...

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2940 Greenhigh Lane, McKinney, TX - $425,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 2.1 Baths
  • 2,263 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Mls# 14441428 - Built By Highland Homes - February Completion! ~ 3 Bedroom, 2.5 Bath, Entertainment Room, 2 Car Garage

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7505 Sabine Drive, McKinney, TX - $474,900

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3.1 Baths
  • 3,612 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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This Home Has Abundant Storage, Closets, And Space! Includes A Decked Storage Room Accessible From The Media Room! 4 Beds, 3.5 Baths, 2.5 Car Garage, Study, Formal Dining, Game, And Media Rooms. The Home Is Immaculate, And Big Improvements Have B...

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5709 Fuder Drive, McKinney, TX - $365,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,951 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Better Than A New Home! The Gorgeous Exterior Of This Home Beautifully Combines Brick And Stone And Features Upgraded Landscaping. Loaded With Designer Selections Including Elegant Wood Floors Throughout Living Areas And Walkways. Kitchen Boasts A...


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Listing information last updated on September 26th, 2020 at 10:30am CDT.