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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 #14356181

907 Coleman Street, McKinney, TX - $450,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 2.1 Baths
  • 1,748 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Beautiful Completely Updated Craftsman Home Located In Historic Downtown Mckinney, Just Walking Distance To The Square. Living, Kitchen, And Dining Rooms Are All Open Concept. Fireplace Is Gas Logs With Remote. The Kitchen Features Stainless Steel...

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1809 Freeport Drive, McKinney, TX - $350,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 2.1 Baths
  • 2,978 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Beautifully Updated Home Located In The Heights At Westridge! Exemplary Frisco Isd! Master Down! Home Features 4 Spacious Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, Game Room,study And Dining! Updates Include Wood Floors In Kitchen, Living, Entry, Dining And Study! Gra...

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9801 Timberwolf, McKinney, TX - $325,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3.1 Baths
  • 2,274 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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This Almost New Single Owner Dr Horton Home Has A Fantastic Layout. With No Side Neighbors And No Front Neighbors, This Home Sits Is A Quiet Corner. The Home Is Immaculate. It Has Great Neutral Colors, Lots Of Natural Light And Features Great U...

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4701 Newbridge Drive, McKinney, TX - $375,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 2.1 Baths
  • 2,848 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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This Amazing Home Has Everything You Could Ask For – Precious Front Porch, Beautiful Hardwood Floors, Gorgeous Granite And Custom Painted Cabinets In The Kitchen, Gas Cooktop And Fireplace, Jetted Tub In The Master, Office + 2 Living Areas, And Be...

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208 Headwaters Drive, McKinney, TX - $450,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,953 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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2018 Beauty! For An Amazing Viewing Experience, Click On The Little Movie Reel Below The Picture. Full 3d Imaging And Mapping. This Is The Most Hgtv Home I Have Listed This Year. Every Detail And Every Inch Is Pristine, Classy And Still Functiona...

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3445 Ash Lane, McKinney, TX - $287,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,980 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Cute! Cute! Cute! Great Location!! This One Won't Last Long!! This Well Maintained Open Floorplan Has Loads Of Natural Light And Is Located On Large Corner Lot. Walking Distance To Elementary School, Community Pool And Park. Fresh Paint, New Carpe...

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5562 Ura Drive, McKinney, TX - $394,900

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 2.1 Baths
  • 2,465 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Beautiful & Vibrant East-facing 15-months Old Turnkey Smart Home Set On A Premium Cul-de-sac Lot In Allen Isd! Home Has 4 Beds, 2.5 Baths, A Study Room & Loft. Over $43k In Upgrades Such As Hand-scraped Wood Floors, Railings, Kitchen With Wood Ven...

Photo of Listing #14356242

10100 Long Branch Drive, McKinney, TX - $299,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,780 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Like New 1 Story Brick And Stone Home In Prosper Isd. Upgraded Iron And Glass Entry Door. Beautiful Landscaping With Stone Lined Flower Beds. Built In November 2017 And 1 Owner. Open Floor Plan With A Gorgeous Stone Gas Fireplace. Huge Kitchen Isl...

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3637 Carmel Mountain Drive, McKinney, TX - $310,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 2.1 Baths
  • 2,206 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Vacay At Home This Summer! Stunning & Meticulously Maintained Open Flr Plan On Almost .25 Acre W A Huge Bk Yd, Across St From A Lg Greenbelt! An Approx 18 X 10 Cov Patio Overlooks The Lovely Landscaped Bk Yd. A Stor Shed Is Tucked Behind The Lands...

Photo of Listing #14337988

5813 Oldham Drive, McKinney, TX - $284,900

Residential, Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,832 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Elegantly Updated Single Story Home In Coveted Mckinney Isd! Experience Open Concept Living In This 3 Bed, 2 Bath Home, With A Separate Office. Split Bedroom Floor Plan Featuring Designer Paint Colors, Herringbone Pattern Gas Fireplace, And Upda...

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2010 Hillcrest Court, McKinney, TX - $422,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 2.1 Baths
  • 2,548 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Unique Single Story Home In The Heart Of Eldorado. 3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths. Extensive Renovation In 2016 Including Kitchen (stainless Steel Appliances And Granite), Bathrooms And Wood Flooring Throughout (no Carpet!) Great Natural Light. Principal ...

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9001 Amber Downs Drive, McKinney, TX - $295,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,817 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Spectacular Corner Lot Home In Award-winning Frisco Isd! This Beautiful, Uniquely Accented 3 Bedroom, 2 Full Bath House Also Includes A Formal Dining Room, Breakfast Area, Formal Living Room, And Family Room. The Large Family Room Boasts A Beautif...

Photo of Listing #14357884

8108 Rancho De La Osa Trail, McKinney, TX - $284,900

Residential, Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,907 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Welcome To Your New Home In The Very Sought After Community Of Craig Ranch. This Single Story Open Concept House Is Ready For You To Enjoy. Freshly Painted, New High-end Carpet, Upgraded Kitchen Cabinets, Class Iv Roof And So Much More! Ready To M...

Photo of Listing #14356122

3606 Crestcreek Court, McKinney, TX - $295,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 2,024 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Excellent Opportunity To Own In Glenwood Estates! This Beautiful Home Showcases Neutral Colors, Gorgeous Wood Flooring In The Main Living Areas, And A Fabulous Open Floor Plan With Lots Of Natural Light! Kitchen Features Granite Countertops, New S...

Photo of Listing #14357790

2209 Dalhart Trail, McKinney, TX - $315,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 2.1 Baths
  • 2,409 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Amazing Family Home With Remodeled Kitchen Complete With Granite Counters, Glass Backsplash, Stainless Appliances And Hardwood Floors Throughout The Downstairs. Replaced All Windows In Entire Home With New Energy Efficient Windows In 2018, Roof A...


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Listing information last updated on June 4th, 2020 at 10:30pm CDT.