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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 #14228321

705 Wichita Trail, McKinney, TX - $324,900

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 2.1 Baths
  • 2,559 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Beautiful 4 Bed 2.5 Bath Home With Amazing Curb Appeal In Pecan Ridge Estates. The First Floor Boasts Grand Entrance With A Study Featuring Double French Doors And Formal Dining Right Inside. Gorgeous Large Plank Wood Floors Lead Into The Family R...

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2100 Trinity Lane, McKinney, TX - $366,888

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3.1 Baths
  • 2,903 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Beautiful & Bright Golf Course Property In A High Demand Serene Neighborhood. Nicely Updated, Granite Countertops With Newly Installed Appliances, Vaulted Ceiling, Great Floorplan, Freshly Painted And Ready For Move-in. Conveniently Located Minute...

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2105 Indigo Drive, McKinney, TX - $450,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3.1 Baths
  • 3,323 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Open & Bright West Facing Floor Plan Featuring 4 Bedroom 3.5 Bath Home In Mckinney With Frisco Schools. Impressive Foyer With Elegant Staircase & Tall Ceilings. Cozy Family Room With Wood Floors & Stone Fire Place. Kitchen With Granite Counters, S...

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2412 Newton Lane, McKinney, TX - $454,913

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3.1 Baths
  • 2,855 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Mls# 14228852 - Built By Taylor Morrison - January Completion! ~ This Wonderful 1-story Home Has 4 Bedrooms 3.5 Baths A Study And Gameroom. The Large Kitchen And Breakfast Nook Overlook An Oversized Family Room And Spacious Covered Patio For More ...

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10300 Old Eagle River Lane, McKinney, TX - $374,900

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 3,276 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Updated To A Perfect 10 And On A Corner Lot In Desirable Reserve Of Westridge, Prosper Isd And Walking Distance To Elementary And City Park! Remodeled Kitchen With Extensive Painted Grey Cabinetry (lowers Have Pull Out Drawers), Wine Fridge, Exqu...

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2513 Pheasant Run Drive, McKinney, TX - $279,900

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 2,192 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Charming One-story With Great Floorpan, Handsome Flooring, Tall Ceilings And Lots Of Windows. Great Kitchen With Center Island Is Open To The Family Room. Extra-spacious Master Retreat With Sitting Area Is Split From The Other Bedrooms. Front Bed...

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9205 Sterling Gate Drive, McKinney, TX - $337,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 2.1 Baths
  • 2,835 SQFT
  • 2 DAYS
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Beautiful 4 Bedroom, 2.5 Bathroom, Home Beaming With Natural Light, In Frisco Golf Community. Main Area Features Vaulted Ceilings And Beautiful Hardwood Floors That Span Across The Home Leading Into The Kitchen. The Eat-in Kitchen Offers Gas Cookt...

Photo of Listing #14227851

3400 Timber Ridge Trail, McKinney, TX - $329,990

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 2.1 Baths
  • 3,164 SQFT
  • 2 DAYS
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If You Want A Greenbelt, Corner Lot & No One Behind You With A Large Backyard, Then This Is Your Home. This Lovely Home Has Nice Views And Sits On One Of The Best Lots In The Neighborhood. This Beautiful Khovnanian Home Has New Paint 2018, New Roo...

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5904 Mariposa Drive, McKinney, TX - $339,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 2.1 Baths
  • 3,090 SQFT
  • 2 DAYS
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Beautiful Home Located Near Eldorado And Mckinney Ranch In One Of The Most Desirable Subdivision Of Sonora Ridge . This Lovely Home Is Close To Major Highways , Restaurants, Shops And Recreation Center And Offers Lots Of Natural Lights Thru Tall W...

Photo of Listing #14226513

8009 Kickapoo Drive, McKinney, TX - $426,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,514 SQFT
  • 2 DAYS
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Amazing 1 Story Modern Prairie Custom That Is Well-designed With 3 Way Bdrm Split And Fabulously Maintained. Build By Noted Builder, John Ramer And Featuring Exciting Amenities: Prof. Study With Blt-ins, Gorgeous 3.25 In. Hs Hdwds, Plantation Sh...

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5612 Centeridge Lane, McKinney, TX - $312,500

Residential, Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 2,016 SQFT
  • 2 DAYS
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Meticulous 1 Owner Home On Corner Lot With Inviting Rotunda Entrance In Quiet Neighborhood. Crown Molding & Hand-scraped Hardwoods Abound Throughout The Home. Kitchen Features Upgraded Granite Countertops, Maple Cabinets, Built-in Gas Cooktop & Ov...

Photo of Listing #14227813

1610 N Bradley Street, McKinney, TX - $365,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,530 SQFT
  • 2 DAYS
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Beautiful Two Story House With Four Bedrooms And Three Baths In The Highly Sought After Neighborhood Close To Downtown Historic District. Home Features Hand Scraped Hardwood Floors In All Rooms, Ceramic Tile In Wet Areas And Ceiling Fans In All B...

Photo of Listing #14228497

1908 Brookfield Way, McKinney, TX - $320,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 2,206 SQFT
  • 2 DAYS
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Highly Desirable Stonebridge Ranch Home, One Story With Theater Upstairs. Remarkable Home With New Paint Inside And Outside Along With Engineered Wood Floors And New Appliances All Appx Three Years Ago. Formal Dining Room Off Entry. One Upstairs R...

Photo of Listing #14228007

1507 Crown Point Road, McKinney, TX - $429,900

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 3,475 SQFT
  • 2 DAYS
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Winner Of Dallas Builder's Association Best Addition Updated And Renovated Home! Remodeled And Expanded Master Suite Includes Glass Shower, New Garden Tub, Two Walk-in Closets, And Dressing Bench Outlined With Shiplap. Living Area Includes A Disa...

Photo of Listing #14226993

8809 Mccutchins Drive, McKinney, TX - $449,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3.1 Baths
  • 3,409 SQFT
  • 3 DAYS
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Immaculate Home In Desired Creekside At Craig Ranch! Features Include 2 Spacious Living Rooms, Downstairs Master Suite With Walk-in Shower And Dual Vanities, Media Room, 2 Office Spaces, Beautiful Wood Flooring, And So Much More! Gourmet Kitchen B...


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Listing information last updated on November 17th, 2019 at 10:00pm CST.