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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 2018 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


2018 best Dallas suburbs rank: 28

Click this best places to live in Dallas link for complete rankings, metrics and analysis methodology.

  2018 STAAR scores above TEA achievement standard: 87.0%
  2016 crime incidence / 1000 residents: 14.6
  2017 median home sale price: $305,000
  2016 residences owner occupied: 67.7%
  2016 median household income: $83,257
  2016 population: 172,298
  2012 - 2016 population growth: 16.8%


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 2018 best open enrollment high schools in the DFW metroplex. McKinney has experienced the twenty-second 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.


Recent home sales

On average, prices of McKinney MLS-listed pre-owned single-family homes sold during 2017 increased by 23.0 percent over the prices of comparable homes sold in 2014 ... 2017 median sales price was $305,000 ... home prices generally ranged from about $90,000 to $1.4 million ... average size of houses sold was 2,580 square feet, average square foot price was $130.71 and average house age was 15.8 years ... homes sold during 2017 averaged 31 days on market


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

2016 estimated population 172,298 ... population density 2,738 residents per square mile ... 2016 annual median household income $83,257 ... 67.7 percent of McKinney residential real estate units 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 2.27 percent to 2.48 percent of tax appraisal value. A description of how Texas property taxes are calculated and paid, along with 2017 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 McKinney              
city/townbest
cities/towns
rank
2016
population
2017 median
house price
2016 median
household income
milesdirection             
Allen999,179$315,000$102,2157south
Anna5411,940$205,000$76,19813northeast
Fairview158,354$420,000$73,3393south
Frisco17163,656$380,000$117,64214west
Lowry Crossing1,7809southeast
Lucas236,883$619,000$119,96811southeast
Melissa97,211$244,000$133,4198northeast
New Hope6396east
Princeton619,405$206,000$51,95210east
Prosper2118,379$427,000$120,27012northwest


Note: Best cities/towns rank derived from analysis presented on best Dallas suburbs page.

Sources: U.S. Census Bureau, North Texas Real Estate Information Systems Inc. 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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7512 Wescott Lane, McKinney, TX - $444,900

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,393 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Don't Miss This Like-new Home In Tucker Hill! Unique And Well-maintained Community. Property Is Situated In A Quiet, Central Location In The Neighborhood. Features Plantation Shutters And Custom Blinds Throughout. Professionally Landscaped With L...

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5109 Dunster Drive, McKinney, TX - $399,900

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3.1 Baths
  • 3,286 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Beautiful And Well Maintained K Hovanian Home In A Prime Location! Floorplan Designed With Comfortable Living In Mind With Majority Of Living Space On First Floor. Very Light And Bright With 10 Foot Ceilings Throughout. Open Entry Overlooks Dining...

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8105 Delaware Drive, McKinney, TX - $465,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 2.1 Baths
  • 2,965 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Luxury Living In A Distinctive, Beautiful Neighborhood With A Perfect Location For Commuting Or Enjoying The Area. North Facing Corner Lot! Spacious Front Porch Opens To An Elegant Foyer. Dining Has Beamed Ceiling Work, And The Kitchen Is A Chef's...

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6104 Spieth Road, McKinney, TX - $445,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 4.1 Baths
  • 3,337 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Motivated Seller: Any Offer Is Welcome On Top Already Deeply Discounted Price. Won't Last Long. Built By Landon Homes. 2 Story, 4 Br, 4.5 Bath, Study, Game Room, Media Room, Covered Patio. Guest Bedroom Down, Granite In Kitchen, Wood Floors In En...

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3002 Deer Trail, McKinney, TX - $315,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 2.1 Baths
  • 2,722 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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A Beautifully Updated 4 Bedroom Home In The Center Of Mckinney With An Oversized Private Yard. This Home Has Received Many Recent Updates Like New Flooring Throughout The Home In 2018, Fresh Paint Both Inside And Outside In 2018, A New Roof In 201...

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201 Mount Olive Avenue, McKinney, TX - $290,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,609 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Impressive 1 Story In Valor Pointe, Prosper Isd! Transitional Décor And Finish Out, This 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath Plus A Study Is Move-in Ready! Beautiful Kitchen Offering Expresso Cabinets With Granite Counters, Gas Cook-top, Ss Appliances. Open Floo...

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708 Hardwood Drive, McKinney, TX - $289,999

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 2.1 Baths
  • 2,249 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Beautiful Golf Course Community Of Mckinney Greens! Great Floorplan Features 4 Bedrooms, Vaulted Ceiling, Hard Wood Floors And Carpet. Open Entry Welcomes You To Your New Home. Kitchen Open To Family Room, Gas Cooktop. The Family Room Has Gas Star...

Photo of Listing #13831927

2328 Heads And Tails Lane, McKinney, TX - $280,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 2.1 Baths
  • 2,407 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Priced For A Quick Sale, This 4-2.5-2-2 Has Two Living Areas, Formal Dining, A Kitchen With Breakfast Bar And Breakfast Nook. All Bedrooms Are Upstairs. Large Master With Garden Tub, Separate Shower And Dual Vanities. Over-sized Back Yard. Wat...

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2716 Albany Drive, McKinney, TX - $435,500

Residential, Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 2,347 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Situated On A Premium Lot In The Heart Of Hardin Lake Is This Beautifully Appointed Home. Lush Landscaping, Premier Elevation And Iron Door Immediately Greet You. Every Detail Has Been Thought Of And It Shows With The Ornate Chandelier, Custom Bui...

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8300 Green Ash Drive, McKinney, TX - $294,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,938 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Immaculate 4 Br 2 Bath One Story Just Minutes To Custer And 121 Tollway. Open And Spacious Floor Plan. Chef's Kitchen With Counter And Cabinet Space Galore. Outdoor Living Area With Plenty Of Backyard For Kids, Pets, Or Entertaining. Call To Sched...

Photo of Listing #13849940

6221 Blackstone Drive, McKinney, TX - $320,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,522 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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This Beautiful 1-story Home In The Desirable Brookstone Neighborhood Is Your Dream Home. The Kitchen Features Granite Counters, A Gas Stove, And Stainless Steel Appliances. 2015 Microwave & Dishwasher, 2017 Oven. The Open Kitchen And Living Space ...

Photo of Listing #13851180

4812 Basil Drive, McKinney, TX - $309,900

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 2,189 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Completely Remodeled Dr Horton Home. Gorgeous Inside And Out! Beautiful Wood Floors, New Carpet In Bedrooms, Designer Paint In Every Room, Ss Appliances, Gas Cooktop, Upgraded Granite And Kitchen Cabinets, Elegant Light Fixtures, Custom Fireplace....

Photo of Listing #13846794

2609 Dog Leg Trail, McKinney, TX - $370,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,772 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Most Spectacular View Of Greenbelt And Pond In The Neighborhood! Immaculate And Updated With Professionally Landscaped Yard And Fantastic Outdoor Living Area With Covered Stamped Concrete Patio. A Highland Built Quality Home…and It Shows. Pride Of...

Photo of Listing #13845009

2408 Marshbrook Drive, McKinney, TX - $419,999

Residential, Single Family
  • 5 Beds
  • 3.1 Baths
  • 3,669 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Gorgeous Beazer Home With 3 Car Garage In The Sought After Mckinney Isd Located In Cul De Sac! Loaded With Upgrades Including Wood Floors, Ceramic Tile, Granite, Stainless Steel Appliances And Much More! Gourmet Kitchen Is Open To Spacious Family ...

Photo of Listing #13851198

2209 Martina Drive, McKinney, TX - $349,900

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 2.1 Baths
  • 3,040 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Mckinney Charmer In Frisco Isd! This Beautiful Home On Corner Lot Opens To Frml Dining Room And Large Study With French Doors. Brand New Carpet Throughout! The Living Room, With A Beautiful Brick Fireplace, Is Open To Spacious Kitchen Featuring Lo...


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Listing information last updated on May 26th, 2018 at 3:00am CDT.