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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 2017 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
2017 Best Dallas suburbs rank: 22
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Five high schools attended by McKinney students, Lovejoy High School, McKinney Boyd High SchoolAllen High School / Lowery Freshman Center and Prosper High School, rank among the 2018 best open enrollment high schools in the DFW metroplex. McKinney has experienced the thirteenth fastest population growth rate in the Dallas Fort Worth area over the past three years. While past performance is, of course, not necessarily indicative of future results, the increase experienced in the prices of McKinney's MLS-listed single-family homes sold during the past three years were in the top quartile of home appreciation for all Dallas area cities and towns. 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.
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.
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 2016 increased by 24.6 percent over the prices of comparable homes sold in 2013 ... 2016 median sales price was $285,000 ... home prices generally ranged from about $80,000 to $1.1 million ... average size of houses sold was 2,580 square feet, average square foot price was $121.55 and average house age was 15.3 years ... homes sold during 2016 averaged 28 days on market
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.
2016 estimated population 172,298 ... population density 2,738 residents per square mile ... 2015 annual median household income $82,998 ... 68.7 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.
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 |
|Allen||7||98,143||$295,000 ||$102,120 ||7||south|
|Anna||53||11,463||$190,000 ||$63,556 ||13||northeast|
|Fairview||16||8,438||$402,800 ||$74,285 ||3||south|
|Frisco||18||154,407||$365,000 ||$112,155 ||14||west|
|Lucas||37||6,883||$590,000 ||$119,968 ||11||southeast|
|Melissa||9||7,436||$244,000 ||$102,591 ||8||northeast|
|Princeton||62||8,939||$187,000 ||$43,681 ||10||east|
|Prosper||19||15,967||$415,000 ||$111,641 ||12||northwest|
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.
9921 Timberwolf, McKinney, TX - $309,820
9901 Timberwolf, McKinney, TX - $327,635
9924 Timberwolf Lane, McKinney, TX - $326,187
5604 Pinewood Drive, McKinney, TX - $395,000
10816 Casmir Drive, McKinney, TX - $415,000
9864 Meadow Rue Drive, McKinney, TX - $298,000
917 Barn Owl, McKinney, TX - $284,979
2120 Grafton Lane, McKinney, TX - $472,420
5016 Basham Lane, McKinney, TX - $457,163
4609 Forest Cove Drive, McKinney, TX - $310,000
8621 Escalante Trail, McKinney, TX - $295,000
5413 Crystal Court, McKinney, TX - $294,000
1601 Waterside Drive, McKinney, TX - $310,000
4813 Desert Falls Drive, McKinney, TX - $305,000
4915 Redwood Drive, McKinney, TX - $295,000
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Listing information last updated on December 18th, 2017 at 12:01pm CST.