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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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1704 Stapleton Drive, McKinney, TX - $380,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3.1 Baths
  • 2,847 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Updated Highland Home On Quiet Cul-de-sac In Stonebridge Ranch! Lots Of Upgrades Including Hardwood Floors In Dining Room, Family & Master. Open Kitchen Features Granite Counters, Antique Style Cabinets, Gas Cook Top, Island, Bi Microwave & Butler...

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5124 Birchwood Drive, McKinney, TX - $325,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 5 Beds
  • 3.1 Baths
  • 3,216 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Prime Location In Mckinney Near Hospital With Quick Access To Highway! Boasting Over 3200 Sqft With A Large Master Bedroom, Study, And Two Separate Dining Areas Downstairs. Four Bedrooms, Two Full Baths, Along With A Game Room On Second Floor. Wit...

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9608 Mystic Dunes Drive, McKinney, TX - $289,900

Residential, Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,873 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Great Drive Up Appeal In Fairways West Golf Community Of Westridge With Outstanding Frisco Isd. Three Bedrooms And Two Full Bathrooms Featuring A Master Jested Tub And Separate Shower, Double Sinks And Large Walk In Close. Open Style Kitchen With ...

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8016 Silverado Trail, McKinney, TX - $297,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 2,229 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Beautiful Well Maintained Spacious Home Located In The Heart Of Craig Ranch. This Home Is Located 5 Minutes North Of 121 And Has Close Access To 75 And Dallas North Tollway, And 380. This Is A Perfectly Laid Out Home With Four Bedrooms, 2 Bathro...

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7913 Weatherford Trace, McKinney, TX - $419,990

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 2,843 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Beautiful Like New 1 Story Home In The Heart Of The Trinity Falls Master-planned Community. The Home Is Open And Spacious, Charming With Pride In Ownership Obvious. The 2,843 Square Foot Home Sits On An Oversized Lot With Huge Back Yard. The Ho...

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10212 Long Branch Drive, McKinney, TX - $280,990

Residential, Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,688 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Charming 3 Bed, 2 Bath Home With Large Island Kitchen Overlooking Family Room. Separate Bedrooms. Granite In Kitchen With Stainless Steel Appliances. Please See Showing Instructions...plan 1091

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3613 Venetian Court, McKinney, TX - $387,730

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 3,167 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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New Construction: Erwin Farms In Mckinney. Two Story Mooreville Plan With Brick & Stone Exterior - Elevation C. Available For October-november 2018 Move-in. 4br, 3ba + Fireplace + Media Room + Game Room + Covered Patio - 3167 Sq.ft. Open Concept L...

Photo of Listing #13892897

2704 Northview Drive, McKinney, TX - $439,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 3,125 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Elegant Living With Golf Course View! This Beautiful Home Embraces A Private Resort Lifestyle Complete With A Custom Sauna Imported From Finland In The Master Bath While Being Perfectly Located For A Quick Commute. Multiple Upgrades And Designer T...

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2428 Dalhart Trail, McKinney, TX - $339,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 5 Beds
  • 3.1 Baths
  • 3,661 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Bring Your Decorating Ideas. This Incredible Home Has Lots Of Space & A Huge Back Yard, But Needs Some Tlc (mostly Cosmetic). Master Suite Is Down Stairs And The Other 4 Bedrooms Up - All With Walk-in Closets. Also Upstairs Is A Large Game Room Pl...

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1809 Van Landingham Drive, McKinney, TX - $404,900

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3.1 Baths
  • 3,066 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Beautiful Large 4 Bedroom 3.5 Bath Home In Stonebridge Ranch Wren Creek, With Rare 3 Car Garage, Corner Lot And Outdoor Living Area With Stone Fireplace, Pergola And Built In Grill For Entertaining. Downstairs Master With A Great Kitchen With Gra...

Photo of Listing #13895093

7204 Vanderbilt Drive, McKinney, TX - $314,900

Residential, Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 2,093 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Welcome Home To This Immaculate & Charming 1 Story 3bd-2ba Open-concept Living In The Beautifully Master-planned Community Of Stonebridge Ranch! Entrance Opens To Elevated Ceilings+spacious Stacked Formals+exquisite Hand-scraped Hardwood Floors+la...

Photo of Listing #13895121

1204 Steepleview Lane, McKinney, TX - $399,500

Residential, Single Family
  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 2,268 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Stunning One Story Home That Has Been Meticulously Maintained, Loaded With Amenities, Granite Countertops, Wood And Extensive Tile Flooring, Custom Cabinetry, Top Of The Line Appliances, Including Convection Microwave, Solar Tubing Give Gorgeous N...

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7313 Clear Rapids Drive, McKinney, TX - $460,700

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3.1 Baths
  • 3,702 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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**for Open Houses And Showings, Please Stop By The Model Home Located At 7609 Fossil Creek Trail!** Brand New 2-story Gehan Home With Est. December Completion Exhibits The Dartmouth Plan, Offering 4 Bedrooms, 3.5 Bathrooms, Executive Study, Formal...

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7401 Cobblestone Court, McKinney, TX - $375,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,508 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Excellent Family Residence Gently Nestled On A Premium Corner Cul De Sac Lot In Prestigious And Rich In Amenities Stonebridge Ranch. The Floorpan Is Opulently Spacious And Flows Effortlessly Boasting An Inviting Entry Flanked By Eleg Dining And Ha...

Photo of Listing #13895038

3540 Copper Ridge Drive, McKinney, TX - $316,500

Residential, Single Family
  • 5 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,532 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Beautifully Maintained 5 Bed, 3 Bath Mckinney Home In Sought-after Frisco Isd. Home Features Open And Spacious Floor Plan With Big Dining Room, Oversized Master Suite And Secondary Bedroom On First Level. Large Living Area With Abundant Natural Li...


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Listing information last updated on July 19th, 2018 at 7:47pm CDT.