Photo by Rick Ray

Historic Downtown McKinney Square | McKinney, Texas

Photo by Rick Ray

Long ranked as one of the top cities to live in the U.S., McKinney is a mix of old and the new – a strong historical heritage combined with contemporary lifestyle. Located just 30 miles north of Dallas, McKinney’s rolling hills and tree-lined neighborhoods are home to more than 116,000 residents.
The area within McKinney city limits west of Highway 75 includes a mix of modern homes, parks, country clubs, and championship golf courses. Several master-planned communities, including Eldorado of McKinney and Stonebridge Ranch, offer opulence and elegance to McKinney with homes that range in price from the mid $100s to the more than $1 million.

Antique shops, art galleries and more than 1,700 historical buildings thrive side-by-side with high-tech industry leaders in this bustling community, and the McKinney Municipal Airport features a 7,000-foot runway and instrument landing system, making the airport a prime parking space for corporate jets.

The city’s Chestnut Square is a full block of restored turn-of-the-century homes managed by McKinney’s Heritage Guild and the Christmas Tour of Homes. The original Collin County Courthouse is now known as the McKinney Performing Arts Center at the Historic Collin County Courthouse and has a 480-seat theater suitable for intimate arts performances, lectures and events.

Outdoor and sports enthusiasts will find much to love here, from hiking the trails at the Heard Natural Science Museum and Wildlife Sanctuary (a 289-acre outdoor preserve, two-acre native plant garden and nature museum) or take a ride on the mountain bike trails at Erwin Park, one of the toughest courses in the area.

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McKinney Library

Photo by Paul Luffel






The World Collection Park of the Crape Myrtle Trails of McKinney

Photo by Rick Ray






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