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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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3908 Lands End Drive, McKinney, TX - $329,900

Residential, Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 2.1 Baths
  • 2,406 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Come See This Newly Remodeled (2017) Inwood Hills Gem, Ready For Immediate Move In, An Open Floor Plan, 10 Ft. Ceilings With A Lot Of Unique Characteristics. Featuring Wood Floors In All Bedrooms And Living Areas, 3 Bedrooms And 2.5 Bath Downs...

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6804 San Juan Trail, McKinney, TX - $459,900

Residential, Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 2.1 Baths
  • 2,973 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Beautiful Mckinney Home With Lots Of Places To Enjoy. Nice Back Yard With Heated Salt Water Pool-spa And Grass Area. Pool Has Removable Protect-a-child Safety Fence. Inside You'll Find An Office, Media Room, And Game Room Loft. Features Hand Scr...

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2604 Monroe Drive, McKinney, TX - $289,900

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 2,131 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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The Warmth Of Home Greets You Upon Entering This Fantastic Open Layout! All On One Level, The Thoughtful Floor Plan Presents The Split Master With Spacious Bath And Walk-in Closet Near The Front Of The Home While The Three Secondary Bedrooms Are ...

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704 Granite Shoals Drive, McKinney, TX - $322,990

Residential, Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 2,061 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Monticello Plan In Well Sought After Highlands Of Westridge Community. 3 Bedrooms With A Study. Brick-stone Elevation. Kitchen Features Built In Stainless Appliances With Granite Counters Overlooking Breakfast And Family Room.. Please See Showing ...

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10100 Placid Drive, McKinney, TX - $284,900

Residential, Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 2.1 Baths
  • 2,475 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Awesome Corner Lot Home In Frisco Isd In The Heights At Westridge. Home Features Living Area, Two Dining Areas, Ceramic Tile And Wood Floors Downstairs. Kitchen Has Stainless Steel Appliances, Granite Countertops, Tile Backsplash, And Large Isla...

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609 Kiowa Drive, McKinney, TX - $349,900

Residential, Single Family
  • 6 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 3,332 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Updated, Immaculate 6-bedroom Home With 4 Full Baths 2nd Living Area Or Game Room With 4 Bedrooms Upstairs, Beautiful Floor To Ceiling Stone Fireplace, New Carpet-flooring Throughout With Ceramic Tile In All Wet Areas, Spacious Kitchen, New Applia...

Photo of Listing #14048385

3716 Copper Ridge Drive, McKinney, TX - $309,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 2.1 Baths
  • 2,280 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Beautiful Well Maintained And Updated Home With Frisco Schools. Wood Floors, Granite Counter Tops In Kitchen And Bathrooms. Bonus Room, Playground And Pool Nearby. Recent 8' Fence W Steel Posts In Backyard. Easy Access To 121

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804 Claremont Court, McKinney, TX - $385,990

Residential, Single Family
  • 5 Beds
  • 3.1 Baths
  • 3,269 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Beautiful New Bloomfield Home On Corner Cul-de-sac Home Site! This Open Floor Plan, 5 Bed 3.5 Bath Home Features A Beautiful Stone Exterior And Cedar Garage Doors For An Impressive First Impression; Nail Down, Site Finished Wood Floors; Deluxe Kit...

Photo of Listing #14042391

5209 Kentwood Drive, McKinney, TX - $374,900

Residential, Single Family
  • 2 Beds
  • 2.1 Baths
  • 2,629 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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A Nathan Grace Built Home With All The Bells And Whistles. This Home Boasts Of Handscraped Hardwood Floors, Wonderful Open Floor Plan And Large Island. The Exceptional Kitchen With The Upgraded Stove And Backsplash Is Perfect For The Professional...

Photo of Listing #14048297

5905 Fremont Drive, McKinney, TX - $317,500

Residential, Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 2,088 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Gorgeous 1 Story Gehan Home Located In The Robinson Ridge Subdivision. Prosper Isd!! Neutral Color Scheme And Move In Ready! Beautiful Kitchen Features Granite Countertops And Island, Stainless Appliances, And Gas Cooktop. Fireplace With Gas Start...

Photo of Listing #14046236

606 Foote Street, McKinney, TX - $440,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3.1 Baths
  • 2,751 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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No Place Like 606 Foote Street. This Home Is Nestled In The Stunning Historic District. This Home Beckons Many Gatherings On A Fabulous Porch For Visiting Neighbors And Friends. The Interior Of The Home Is Stunning With Beautiful Woodwork, Hardwo...

Photo of Listing #14037712

813 Autumn Ridge Drive, McKinney, TX - $365,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 2.1 Baths
  • 2,851 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Lovely Home Located In A Great Neighborhood Just Minutes From Elementary, Middle School & Stonebridge Ranch Beach Club. This Spacious 2 Story Features High Ceilings, Is Light, Bright & Open. Walk Into A Grand Foyer With Split Formals. Large Kitc...

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2412 Joliet Place, McKinney, TX - $285,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 2.1 Baths
  • 2,278 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Beautiful Very Well Maintained 2 Story Home In Award Winning Mckinney Isd Located On Corner In Cul De Sac In Established Neighborhood. Room For Pool Or Backyard Entertaining With Board On Board Fence. Close To Schools. Office Downstairs, Fresh In...

Photo of Listing #14042075

5613 Petunia Drive, McKinney, TX - $290,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 2.1 Baths
  • 2,546 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Get Ready To Fall In Love With This Light And Bright 4 Bedroom, 2 And Half Bath Home With A Huge Front Porch. This Eldorado Heights Home Boasts Many Pristine Finishes Throughout Including Wood Floors, Crown Moldings, Granite Counters & Wood Burnin...

Photo of Listing #14046512

1009 Benbrook Trail, McKinney, TX - $360,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,460 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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$5000 In Closing Costs Paid. By Seller & 1 Year Free Hoa! Beautifully Maintained & Upgraded Energystar Property!great 1 Story Plan Plenty Of Storage. Lrg Open Fam Rm Features Gas Fp With Custom Bi's, & A Wall Of Windows Over Looking Landscaped B...


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Listing information last updated on March 21st, 2019 at 11:15pm CDT.