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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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1213 Shenandoah Drive, McKinney, TX - $435,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3.1 Baths
  • 3,265 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Highland Home On Cul-de-sac And Walking Distance To Neighborhood Pool And Park. Home Features Wood Flooring Throughout Downstairs, Granite Kit Counters With Wainscoted Island, Eat In Kitchen And Bar Setting For 7. Formal Dining Room, Open Family ...

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5308 Promised Land Drive, McKinney, TX - $275,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,801 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Move In Ready!!! Prosper Isd!! 3 Bedroom 2 Bath Home In Summit View. Split Floor Plan. Mckinney Address With Prosper Schools. Fresh Paint And New Carpet. Large Yard On Corner Lot. Extra Space In The Front Of Home Can Be Used As Dining Area Or ...

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2605 Bordeaux Drive, McKinney, TX - $321,500

Residential, Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,753 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Beautifully Renovated! Stunning 1 Story With Many Updates. This Lovely 3bed 2bath Home Located In The Heart Of Mckinney! Spacious & Open Floor Plan With Lots Of Natural Light. Beautiful Laminate Flooring All Throughout. Kitchen With C Shape Island...

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1309 Poplar Drive, McKinney, TX - $379,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,725 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Charming Home In A Well Appointed Neighborhood With Pool! No Carpet! Wood Graces The Floors Throughout With Tile In The Baths And Utility. Inviting Front Entry With Stylish Builtin For Coats And Shoes! Cozy Family Room With Gas Fireplace And View...

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908 Gray Fox Drive, McKinney, TX - $320,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 2.1 Baths
  • 2,041 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Impressive, Immaculately Maintained Home In Sought After Fossil Creek At Westridge Is Move-in Ready. This 3 Bed, 2.5 Bath Home Is Open And Bright With So Much To Offer. Features Smart Technology, Including Nest Thermostat(both Floors), Nest Yale ...

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4600 Worchester Lane, McKinney, TX - $295,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,932 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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No Showings Until Further Notice

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6805 Bountiful Grove Drive, McKinney, TX - $355,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 5 Beds
  • 3.1 Baths
  • 3,345 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Double Master One Down And One Up. Up Master Could Be Media Room. Cedar Covered Patio Is 9 X 35 With Exposed Cedar Beamed Ceiling Is Beautiful. Wonderful View Is To Neighborhood Park And Pond That Has Fountain, Walking Trail, Benches And Trees. Bo...

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5516 Hidden Pine Lane, McKinney, TX - $305,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 2,133 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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One Owner, Wonderfully Maintained 4 Bedroom Home In Beautiful Neighborhood In The Heart Of Mckinney. Marvelous, Split Bedroom Floorplan With Open Kitchen, Good-sized Breakfast Nook As Well As Second Living Room (or Office) And Dining Room. Master ...

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5921 Horsetail Drive, McKinney, TX - $441,500

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3.1 Baths
  • 3,183 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Ask About Our Megasale Promotion Of 6 Months Mortgage On Us. Megatel Homes Will Credit The First 6 Months Of Your New Mortgage Payment. See Your Community Sales Consultant For Full Details. Contract And Mega Sale Addendum Must Be Signed Between Ju...

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2104 Lanshire Drive, McKinney, TX - $320,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 2.1 Baths
  • 2,571 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Foyer Opens To A Large Dining Room Being Used As A Home Office, The Family Room Has A Gas Fireplace, Two Inch Blinds, Overlooks Back Yard, Opens To The Kitchen Offering A Center Island With Ceramic Tile Flooring, Gas Cook Top, Black Stainless Appl...

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9813 Moccasin Creek Lane, McKinney, TX - $345,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 2.1 Baths
  • 2,204 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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This Gorgeous Home, Zoned To Prosper Isd, Greets You With Elegant Hard Wood Floors, Soaring Ceilings, Wrought Iron Spindles Wrapping The Stair Case And A Beautiful, Bright Open Floor Plan. The Kitchen Offers An Abundance Of Cabinets, Stainless St...

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800 Charleston Street, McKinney, TX - $309,950

Residential, Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,816 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Absolutely Pristine New Construction Home 0.6 Miles From Downtown Mckinney. Great Floorplan With Split Bedrooms And Spacious Master. Master Bath Has Double Vanities And Large Closet. Open Island Kitchen With Custom Cabinets. Crown Moulding, Tankle...

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921 Rough Hollow Drive, McKinney, TX - $329,900

Residential, Single Family
  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,550 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Start Your Next Chapter At Del Webb At Trinity Falls. Located Inside A Stellar Master-plan In Mckinney, This Vibrant 55+ Active Adult Community Offers Resort-style Living Designed For Everyday Living And Perfect For Entertaining. A Formal Entryway...

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4801 Desert Falls Drive, McKinney, TX - $309,990

Residential, Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,916 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Location, Location, Location. What A Wonderful View Of The Community Park, Pond, And Pool Amenities Center. Home Features A Flex Room Upon Entry Which Can Be Used As Study, Office, Or Living Area. No Carpet In This Home, All Hard Surface Floori...

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6305 Flagstone Drive, McKinney, TX - $373,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 2.1 Baths
  • 2,887 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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****multiple Offer Received* Please Send Highest & Best Offer By 12-7 Monday Noon!!!! Home In Desirable Masterly Designed Community Brookstone! Frisco Isd With An Impressive Floor Plan With Vaulted Ceiling In Living Area! House Features Open Flo...


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Listing information last updated on December 4th, 2020 at 2:15am CST.