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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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5021 Bald Cypress Lane, McKinney, TX - $335,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 2.1 Baths
  • 2,101 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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A Very Nice Home In Excellent Prosper Isd And Vibrant Town Of Mckinney. It's Move In Ready With Wood Floors In The Living Area, Tile Floors In The Kitchen And Carpet In Bedrooms. Kitchen Has Gas Range, 42 Inch Cabinets, Tile Back, Opens To Famil...

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2216 Tralee Circle, McKinney, TX - $335,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 2.1 Baths
  • 2,286 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Come See This Well-cared For Pulte Home In Willow Brook Where You Can Enjoy All Of Stonebridge Ranch Amenities Including Parks, Trails, Beachclub, Lakes And More! Home Sits Across From Greenspace. Wonderful Layout With Large Granite Kitchen And 20...

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810 N Tennessee Street, McKinney, TX - $438,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,504 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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This Stunning Home Is Only A Few Minutes Walk From Historic Downtown Of Mckinney, Shops And Restaurants. It Offers 2 Living Rooms. Fully Upgraded Open Concept Kitchen With Granite Counter Tops And Butcher Block Island. 3 Full Gorgeous Bathrooms....

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2408 Marshbrook Drive, McKinney, TX - $465,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 5 Beds
  • 3.1 Baths
  • 3,672 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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This Spectacular Home Features An Impeccable Design Concept By Beazar Home. Located In Sought-out Neighborhood Live Oak Creek. This Residence Features Beautiful Hand-scraped Floors, An Open Floor Plan, And A Gourmet Kitchen Open To The Family Room...

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713 Golden Nugget Drive, McKinney, TX - $304,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,740 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Wonderful Single Story Home In The Greens Of Mckinney! Nice Drive Up Appeal. Open Floor Plan Provides Plenty Of Room For Entertaining Family And Friends. Master Is Located On The Back; Master Bath Has Dual Sinks, Separate Shower, Garden Tub, Lar...

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7201 E Fork Lane, McKinney, TX - $375,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,845 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Built In 2015, This Mckinney One-story Home Offers A Patio, Granite Countertops, And A Two-car Garage. Home Utilities May Be Turned Off Due To Weather Conditions.

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3718 Ryeland Cove, McKinney, TX - $369,200

Residential, Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 2,174 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Prestine 3 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom Home In Erwin Farms On A Cul De Sac Lot! Beautiful Modern White And Gray Color Palette In This 2018 Built Home. The Kitchen Is Stunning With White Custom Cabinets, Recessed Lighting, Gas Cooktop And Huge Island. Ent...

Photo of Listing #14521906

4142 County Road 1001, McKinney, TX - $379,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,560 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Hard To Find Single Story On Over An Acre In Mckinney. Don't Miss Miss This Beautifully Maintained 4 Bedroom Home Nestled Under The Oak Trees. This Floorplan Offers A Large Sun Room, Updated Kitchen, Family Room With Wood Burning Stove, Spacious ...

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2408 Eaton Drive, McKinney, TX - $285,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,495 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Beautiful Well-maintained 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath Home, Split Floor Plan. New Neutral Paint Throughout The Home. Upgraded Flooring Throughout With Luxury Vinyl Plank Flooring In The Hall And Main Living Area, Neutral Modern Stainmaster Berber Carpet In...

Photo of Listing #14526928

9225 Harrisburg Lane, McKinney, TX - $310,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 2.1 Baths
  • 2,874 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Multiple Offer Deadline, 8pm Sunday, 3-7-21. Lovely 4 Bedrm, 2.5 Bath Home Also Includes A Game Rm, Formal Liv, And Formal Din! Wd Look Tile Flooring Updates The Lower Level! This Open Flr Plan Offers A Great Deal Of Flexibility To Create Spaces ...

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10420 Cochron Drive, McKinney, TX - $379,900

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 2.1 Baths
  • 3,040 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Nice 4 Bed 2.5 Bath Recently Updated. Updates Include New Luxury Wpc Flooring In Common Areas, Dining And Living Area. Freshly Painted Throughout The Home. Spacious Bedrooms With Walk-in Closet. Master Is Upstairs. Downstairs Has Dining, Study And...

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4000 Brook Wood Drive, McKinney, TX - $406,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 2.1 Baths
  • 2,763 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Beautiful Mckinney Home! Fresh New Paint Everywhere And New Flooring! 4 Bedroom 2.5 Bath, Every Room Is So Spacious. Master Bedroom Is Downstairs And 3 Bedrooms Up With Huge Gameroom. Tons Of Cabinets In The Large Eat In Kitchen With Generous Co...

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1309 Kingsbrook Circle, McKinney, TX - $425,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3.1 Baths
  • 3,219 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Wonderfully Maintained Avery Edwards Original Owner Home Nestled On A Quiet Cul De Sac In The Gated Community Of Stonegate. Inviting Floor Plan That Is Perfect For Entertaining, Both Inside & Out. Study Overlooks Front Yard & Offers Great Privacy...

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1800 Timber Edge Drive, McKinney, TX - $425,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,969 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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One Look And You Will Fall In Love!-stonebridge Ranch-spring Hill Just Remodeled For You! The Home Was Just Painted Top To Bottom This Month. The Master Bathroom And Master Closet Are Showstoppers With Wood Looking Tile, Seamless Shower With River...

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5417 Summit View Drive, McKinney, TX - $320,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 2,038 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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This Home Has So Much To Offer. Starting With A View Of The Neighborhood Pond And Being Close To Park And Pool. The Master Bedroom Is Spacious With A Fireplace. Kitchen Appliances Are Recent Within The Last 3 Years. The Backyard Has A Lovely Cover...


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Listing information last updated on March 6th, 2021 at 8:45pm CST.