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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

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

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.

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 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


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 ... 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.

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
2015
population
2016 median
house price
2015 median
household income
milesdirection             
Allen798,143$295,000 $102,120 7south
Anna5311,463$190,000 $63,556 13northeast
Fairview168,438$402,800 $74,285 3south
Frisco18154,407$365,000 $112,155 14west
Lowry Crossing1,7809southeast
Lucas376,883$590,000 $119,968 11southeast
Melissa97,436$244,000 $102,591 8northeast
New Hope6396east
Princeton628,939$187,000 $43,681 10east
Prosper1915,967$415,000 $111,641 12northwest


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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9921 Timberwolf, McKinney, TX - $309,820

Residential, Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 2.1 Baths
  • 1,830 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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You Will Love Coming Home To This Cute 2 Story Home With Stone On The Exterior, Coach Lights, And An Upgraded Glass Front Door. A Direct Vent Fireplace And 5.1 Surround Sound Pre-wire Highlight This Spacious Family Room And Open Kitchen. Granite...

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9901 Timberwolf, McKinney, TX - $327,635

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3.1 Baths
  • 2,276 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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9924 Timberwolf Lane, McKinney, TX - $326,187

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3.1 Baths
  • 2,276 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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You Will Love Coming Home To This Beautiful 2 Story Home With Stone On The Exterior, Coach Lights, And An Upgraded Glass Front Door. Wrought Iron Stair Railing, Direct Vent Fireplace And 5.1 Surround Sound Prewire Highlight The Spacious Family Roo...

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5604 Pinewood Drive, McKinney, TX - $395,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 3,526 SQFT
  • 2 DAYS
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Beautiful And Spacious Two Year Old Home In Prosper Isd With Exceptional Floorplan Including Master, Study And Guest Suite With Full Bath Downstairs. Plus Gameroom And 2 Large Bedrms And 2 Baths Upstairs. The Wow Factor Starts At The Front Door Wi...

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10816 Casmir Drive, McKinney, TX - $415,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 3,415 SQFT
  • 2 DAYS
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Stunning K Hovnanian Home In Heights At Westridge Located On Large Corner Lot! Frisco Isd!! Terrific Floor Plan With Master Suite, Study With French Glass Doors And Guest Bedroom Downstairs. Beautiful Kitchen With Gas Cook Top, Granite Counters...

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9864 Meadow Rue Drive, McKinney, TX - $298,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 2,039 SQFT
  • 2 DAYS
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Beautiful Well Maintained House Located In Frisco Isd.family Friendly Neighborhood.the House Offers New Roof,new Fence,great Size Backyard And Much More.

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917 Barn Owl, McKinney, TX - $284,979

Residential, Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,406 SQFT
  • 2 DAYS
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You Will Love This Cute Little One Story Home With Stone On The Exterior, Coach Lights, And An Upgraded Glass Front Door. Direct Vent Fireplace And A 5.1 Surround Sound Prewire Highlights The Spacious Family Room And Open Kitchen. Granit Countert...

Photo of Listing #13744862

2120 Grafton Lane, McKinney, TX - $472,420

Residential, Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 2,495 SQFT
  • 3 DAYS
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Mls# 13744862 - Built By Darling Homes - March Completion! ~ Home Is Located In The Gated Willowcreek Section Of Auburn Hills. Home Includes A Spacious Family Room, Dry Bar & Vented Fireplace, & Gourmet Kitchen With A Large Island. The Master Retr...

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5016 Basham Lane, McKinney, TX - $457,163

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,412 SQFT
  • 3 DAYS
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Beautiful Beazer Home, Brookhaven Floor Plan In The Grove At Craig Ranch Community. 4 Bedrooms, 3 Bath, Fireplace, Entertainment Loft, And Extended Covered Patio And Breakfast Nook. This Gorgeous Home Features Two Story Ceilings In Family Room And...

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4609 Forest Cove Drive, McKinney, TX - $310,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 2,078 SQFT
  • 3 DAYS
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Wonderfully Open Dr Horton Single Story In Creekview Estates! An Eight-foot Entry Door Welcomes You To This Rarely Available Floor Plan With Large Central Living Area. Interesting Angles And Arches Make This Home One Of A Kind. Spacious Living ...

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8621 Escalante Trail, McKinney, TX - $295,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 2,012 SQFT
  • 3 DAYS
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Beautifully Appointed Former Model Home. Located On Corner Lot And Quiet Street. Extensive Landscaping. Interior Designer Upgrades Include Extended 18 X 18 Tile Flooring Laid On Diagonal, Superior Grade Granite Counter Tops, Upgraded Glazed Maple ...

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5413 Crystal Court, McKinney, TX - $294,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3.1 Baths
  • 2,384 SQFT
  • 3 DAYS
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4 Bedroom, 3.1 Bathroom Home In Desirable Stone Brooke Crossing. $5000.00 Credit To Buyer At Closing For Cosmetic Updates!!! New Roof And New Fence! Formal Living Room, Office, Family Room, Half Bath, Breakfast Area, Kitchen, And Utility Room A...

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1601 Waterside Drive, McKinney, TX - $310,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3.1 Baths
  • 3,352 SQFT
  • 3 DAYS
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If You're Looking For A Deal, This Home Is It! Located In The Coveted Gated Community Of Eldorado Lakes This Home Has Unlimited Potential. Step Out The Door & Your Steps From The Neighborhood Private Lake! Spacious Family Rm Has High Ceilings, Ove...

Photo of Listing #13745145

4813 Desert Falls Drive, McKinney, TX - $305,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,348 SQFT
  • 3 DAYS
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Your Dream Home Has Arrived! This 1.5 Story Home Is Decked Out For Those Ready To Entertain, Or For Those Needing The Ideal Layout For A Family. All Bedrooms Down With An Upper Half Story That Offers An Awesome Party Cave Or As A Second Master, O...

Photo of Listing #13742489

4915 Redwood Drive, McKinney, TX - $295,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,502 SQFT
  • 3 DAYS
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This Exquisite Four-bedroom, Three Bath Home Features An Extensive List Of Upgrades! New In 2017: All Flooring, Paint Inside And Out, Brand New Stainless-steel Appliances, Digital Z-wave Thermostats, Granite Counters In Kitchen …and Much More!! L...


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Listing information last updated on December 18th, 2017 at 12:01pm CST.