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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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1517 Landon Lane, McKinney, TX - $359,900

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 2.1 Baths
  • 2,348 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Hard To Find Darling Built Single Story In Beautiful Stonebridge Ranch On Quiet Cul-de-sac Street. Rich 2 Inch Oak Hardwood Floors Throughout All Living Areas & Kitchen, Split Master Suite, Floor To Ceiling Decorative Stone Gas Fireplace, Living, ...

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1500 Pillar Bluff Way, McKinney, TX - $395,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3.1 Baths
  • 3,004 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Exquisite & Spacious Brick & Stone Beauty Faces East In The Reserve At Westridge! 4brs-3.5bas-elegant Formal Dr-2las Plus A Stunning Custom Pool W Waterfall Feature! Gorgeous Wood Flooring In Main Level Family Rm. Open Floorpln Perfect For Enterta...

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3005 Teal Lane, McKinney, TX - $284,900

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 2,160 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Don't Miss Out On This Single Story, 4 Bed, 2 Bath, Under $300,000! Vaulted Ceilings, Crown Molding, Wood Floors, Stone Fireplace, And So Much More. This Home Offers Many Improvements Both Inside And Out. Brand New Carpet, 2 Year Old Roof, New F...

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8641 Gracewood Drive, McKinney, TX - $317,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,816 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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The Unit Is Actually A Zero Lot Line Single-family Home. There Is A 9000 Square Foot Community Center With Full Kitchen, Work Out Facility, Private Office, Billiards Room, Pool And Spa That Is All Included In The Monthly Hoa Dues Of $265. Highly E...

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7412 Nabors Lane, McKinney, TX - $327,900

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 2,210 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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This Impressive One-story Home In Wren Creek Is Part Of Stonebridge Ranch And Situated On An Oversized Private Lot! Interior Features 4 Bedrooms Plus Study, Neutral Paint Colors Throughout, Wideplank Engineered Hardwoods In Study And Living Area. ...

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1201 Caney Creek Lane, McKinney, TX - $390,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3.1 Baths
  • 3,032 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Stunning From Start To Finish! Immaculate Home On Large Corner Lot With Gorgeous Greenbelt Views. Light, Bright And Shows Like A Model Home! Quiet Master Nestled In The Back With Beautiful Yard Views. Private Office At Entry With Great Open Style...

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2418 Sherbrooke Lane, McKinney, TX - $360,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 5 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 3,276 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Beautifully Updated And Meticulously Maintained By Original Owners. Brand New Granite Countertops, Back Splash, Stainless Steel Appliances, Paint Throughout The Whole Home, New Flooring Throughout, Updated Light Fixtures, And Light Color Scheme. E...

Photo of Listing #14261028

5009 Promised Land Drive, McKinney, TX - $306,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,799 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Proper Isd, Great Location Mins To Highway 380. A Stunning Home With High Ceiling In Living Area With Large Eat In Kitchen Has Breakfast Bar With Beautiful Granite Counter Top. Open To The Family Room. Total Four Bedrooms With Three Full Baths. Ma...

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8908 Soldiers Home Lane, McKinney, TX - $287,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 2.1 Baths
  • 2,219 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Light Bright And Priced Right! This Townhouse Is Spacious, Air Conditioner Is 2 Years Old, There Is New Carpet In Bedrooms, Engineered Hardwoods And (agreeable Gray) Paint Everywhere! 3 Bedrooms 2.5 Bath. Upstairs There Is A Huge Master Suite And...

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7812 Lewisville Lane, McKinney, TX - $420,390

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3.1 Baths
  • 2,773 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Mls# 14261401 - Built By Mhi Plantation Homes - Const. Completed Nov 30 ~ Walk Inside And Find Yourself In Awe Of The Gorgeous Interior. Adventure Through The Foyer That Is Flanked By A Study And Into The Heart Of The Home. You Will Discover An Op...

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8612 Roseway Trail, McKinney, TX - $461,990

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,622 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Award Winning Drees Custom Home Is A Spacious Single Story! This Beautiful Ranch Design Is A Bestseller And It's Easy To See Why. The Vaulted Ceiling Kitchen And Family Room Form The Heart Of This Home And Offer Abundant Natural Light, Creating A...

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1609 Waterside Drive, McKinney, TX - $450,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 5 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 3,388 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Looking For A Small Gated Neighborhood In Mckinney With A Very Private Back Yard To Enjoy Your Own Beautiful Pool. The Pool Was Re-plastered In 2018 And There Is A Great Deal Of Patio Space And Grass Left To Play On Too As The Lot Sizes Are A Bit ...

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7905 San Jacinto Trail, McKinney, TX - $450,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 2.1 Baths
  • 3,072 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Hard To Find 1-story Home With 3-car Garage! Enjoy Trinity Falls Living In This Spacious Home. Wide Lot With Tandem 3 Car Garage.features Include Beautiful Wood Floors, Enormous Covered Back Patio, Stacked Stone Fireplace And Huge Granite Kitchen...

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4209 Lucton Drive, McKinney, TX - $399,900

Residential, Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 2,045 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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One Of The Biggest Lots In The Neighborhood Backing To Rowlett Creek With Beautiful Mature Trees. Stunning Wood Floors Throughout All Living Areas In This Nearly New Home. The Kitchen Flows Easily Into The Family Room With This Open Concept Floor ...

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5608 Stonemoss Drive, McKinney, TX - $280,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 2,242 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Fantastic Single-story Home, Quick Access To 121 & 75. Home Features Extensive Wood Flooring In Main Living Areas Plus Master, & Solid Surface Flooring Throughout. Sizable Rooms; Flowing Split-bedroom Floorplan. Study With Closet Could Be A 4th Be...


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Listing information last updated on January 18th, 2020 at 6:15am CST.