New residents, visitors and businesses remain attracted to the same things that have made McKinney a desirable destination from its earliest years—a friendly spirit, ample green spaces and a comfortable pace of life among them. Just 30 miles north of downtown Dallas, the thriving city boasts an outstanding school district, a robust economy, a delightful and lively historic downtown, tree-lined streets and a strong sense of community. Enjoy year-round outdoor activities, family festivals, abundant hike and bike trails, and diverse fitness and recreation offerings. A rich variety of dining options and unique shops as well as everyday conveniences add to the appeal.
What Sets Us Apart
With a population of nearly 190,000, McKinney is one of the fasting growing cities in the country. The city maintains a small-town feel that sets it apart from surrounding urban sprawl yet provides an easy commute to major airports and employment corridors in Plano, Frisco and Dallas. McKinney continues to be recognized as a stand-out community. It was named #1 Best Place to Live in America in 2014 and is regularly ranked among the top ten best places to live for new home buyers. Strong employment, diverse neighborhoods, exemplary schools, advanced medical services, low crime and a feeling of community pride contribute to these designations.