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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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5308 Hampshire Drive, McKinney, TX - $334,500

Residential, Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,951 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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This Meticulous One-story Home Reflects The Pride And Care Of Its Owner, From The Manicured Front Yard, Through A Picture-perfect Interior And Into A Private Back-yard Paradise. Amenities Include Lots Of Tress, Beautiful Floors, Numerous Shutters...

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9924 Old Field Drive, McKinney, TX - $325,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 2.1 Baths
  • 2,096 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Location, Location, Location!! Have The Best Of Both Worlds With Being In The City Of Mckinney With Frisco Isd. Amazing Location On The Only Cul-de-sac In The Subdivision Just Walking Distance From Both The Middle School And The Amenities Center. ...

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805 Paula Road, McKinney, TX - $290,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 1.1 Baths
  • 1,444 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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One Of A Kind. This House Has Been Completely Renovated And Upgraded. Foam Insulation In The Walls And A 2 Deck Roof For Ventilation Along With Solar Screens Makes This Home Extremely Efficient To Heat And Cool. Modern Appliances, Tile Througho...

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608 Parker Street, McKinney, TX - $350,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 3,143 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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J.s. Dowell Built This Home In 1886. He And His Family Were Founding Settlers Of Mckinney. The House Retains Lots Of Historic Integrity And Sits On .539 Acre Lot Within Walking Distance To Historic Downtown Mckinney. It Is In Need Of Restoratio...

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3304 Naples Circle, McKinney, TX - $360,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,846 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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This Mckinney One-story Cul-de-sac Home Offers Granite Countertops, And A Two-car Garage. Home Utilities May Be Turned Off Due To Weather Conditions. This Home Has Been Virtually Staged To Illustrate Its Potential.

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716 Excalibur Drive, McKinney, TX - $410,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 2.1 Baths
  • 2,518 SQFT
  • 2 DAYS
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Pristine And Ready For Move In! Hard To Find Charming And Well Maintained 1 Story Home With 3 Car Tandem Garage In Mckinney. Beautiful Curb Appeal 3 Bedroom Plus Private Office. Open Foyer Which Includes Barreled Arches, Neutral Colors, Bamboo ...

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2603 Bordeaux Drive, McKinney, TX - $325,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 5 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,861 SQFT
  • 2 DAYS
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What A Great Opportunity To Own A Fantastic Home At A Great Price In An Ideal Location. Priced To Sell 'as Is' This Two Story Home Has An Ideal Floor Plan With A Nice Dining Area, Kitchen With Eat In Area, Two Living Areas One With A Fireplace And...

Photo of Listing #14573719

3416 Loblolly Lane, McKinney, TX - $320,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,904 SQFT
  • 2 DAYS
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Multiple Offers. The Highest And Final By May 19, 21 (wed.) 5pm. 4 Bedroom With Three Full Baths Home Needs Some Tlc. Tall Ceilings Open To Above At The Entry Create A Very Open & Spacious Feeling To This Home. Master Bedroom And 2nd Bedroom Dow...

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303 Brook Lane, McKinney, TX - $399,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 2,189 SQFT
  • 2 DAYS
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This Stately Beauty Has It All- Good Bones, Gorgeous Trees And Lot, And Wonderful Location! Ready For Your Own Personal Remodeling Selections. One-owner Home. Original Building Plans Available For New Buyer. Very Few Opportunities For A Purchase ...

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801 Golden Bear Lane, McKinney, TX - $399,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 2,014 SQFT
  • 3 DAYS
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Beautifully Home-backs To The Golf Course! Updated With New Flooring, Fresh Paint, Upgraded Kitchen With Stainless Steel Appliances, Granite Countertop, Modern Backsplash, Features A Study, Which Can Be 4th Bedroom, Breakfast Area, Formal Dining A...

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1012 Mufasa Lane, McKinney, TX - $360,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,875 SQFT
  • 3 DAYS
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Multiple Offers! All Offers Due Sunday, May 16th By 5pm. Greenbelt Property That Shows Like A Model Home! Stunning Single Story With All Of The Upgrades! Custom Lighting, Open Kitchen With Quartz Countertops, Marble Backsplash, And Huge Island. Go...

Photo of Listing #14572749

10112 Old Eagle River Lane, McKinney, TX - $389,900

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 2,038 SQFT
  • 3 DAYS
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Multiple Offers Received! Please Submit Best And Final By Monday At 12:00 Pm. Open Floor Plan With Lovely Designer Neutral Décor In This Pristine Kept Home. Enhanced With Stone On The Exterior Elevation, Covered Front Porch, Brick Lined Flower Bed...

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210 Northwood Drive, McKinney, TX - $320,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,937 SQFT
  • 3 DAYS
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*multiple Offers, Highest & Best Offer Due Monday, 17th 6pm. Must See! Walk Into An Open Concept Floor Plan With Vaulted Beam Ceiling, Brick, Gas Fireplace In Family Room That Opens Into A Gorgeous Kitchen. Kitchen Is Loaded With Ceiling Height C...

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4309 Corral Court, McKinney, TX - $375,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,298 SQFT
  • 3 DAYS
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Don’t Miss This Fabulous 1.5 Story Home In The Desirable Neighborhood Of Saddle Club At Mckinney Ranch! Situated Across The Street From The Neighborhood Park And Pool And Close Proximity To Lindsey Elementary. Just Minutes From Bonnie Wenk Park; M...


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Listing information last updated on May 18th, 2021 at 3:15am CDT.