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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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8528 Spectrum Drive, McKinney, TX - $422,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3.1 Baths
  • 3,076 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Come Check Out This Entertainers Dream In Stonebridge Ranch And Crimson Ridge Subdivision! This Home Has Been Completely Remodeled And Great For Entertaining Year-round. With It's Open Concept You Can Cook In Your Beautiful Kitchen, Host Dinner Pa...

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6840 Stonecrop Drive, McKinney, TX - $365,990

Residential, Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,731 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Truly Spectacular Single-story Home With Open Floor Plan Perfect For Entertaining. Kitchen Boasts A Large Island With 42 Inch Cabinets And Large Island. Master Bedroom Has Large Walk-in Closet With Separate Vanities. Relax In Your Garden Tub Or ...

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12200 Ridgeback Drive, McKinney, TX - $365,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 3,114 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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On A Large Back Yard Lot, This Is The Perfect Canvas To Build Your Oasis, Outdoor Kitchen And Pool. This Home Resides In Prosper Isd And Is In The Perfect Location For Quick Access To Frisco, Prosper, And Mckinney. Inside, You'll Find An Spacious...

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412 Parkhaven Drive, McKinney, TX - $380,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3.1 Baths
  • 3,119 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Spacious With Vaulted Ceilings, Oversized Breakfast Bar, Cozy Fireplace, Formal Dining Room, Large Study, Upstairs Media Room, Game Room, With Covered Patio And Large Back Yard. This Three-year-old, Stunning, Energy-efficient Home Is Ready To Move...

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3505 Montadale Avenue, McKinney, TX - $403,240

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3.1 Baths
  • 3,655 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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New Construction: Erwin Farms In Mckinney. Two Story Lawson Plan With Brick & Stone Exterior - Elevation D. Available Now For Immediate Move-in. 4br, 3.5ba + Fireplace + Game Room + Covered Patio + Study - 3655 Sq.ft. Open Concept Layout With Stai...

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312 N Waddill Street, McKinney, TX - $425,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,808 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Cozy Bungalow In The Heart Of Mckinney's Historic District! Big Covered Front Porch With A Swing For Relaxing And Meeting The Neighbors. Gleaming Wood Floors, Lots Of Windows, Large Fireplace With Built-ins, French Doors, Claw Foot Tub, Stained Gl...

Photo of Listing #13971839

302 Brook Lane, McKinney, TX - $339,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 2,109 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Highly Sought After Creek Lot In Treed Neighborhood. Beautiful Brazilian Hardwood Floors Throughout Much Of The Home Show Off The Character. Living And Dining Rooms Grace The Front And Include Built-ins And French Doors. Interior Has Been Freshly ...

Photo of Listing #13973373

8001 Rockymountain Lane, McKinney, TX - $439,990

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 3,576 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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We Can't Spell Unique Without You! This One Has It All And More. 2 Masters Both Down. Beautifully Appointed Study Down, Wide Open Kitchen With Granite, Stainless Appliances With Gas Cooktop, Huge Living Area, Plenty Of Eating Areas With Sunroom A...

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10440 Old Eagle River Lane, McKinney, TX - $345,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,587 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Searching For The Perfect Floor Plan? Welcome Home To This Beautiful Move In Ready Gem W-3 Br Downstairs! A Grand Entry Greets You W-low Maintenance Wood & Tile Floors Flowing Thru The Bright And Open Space. Dining Room & Kitchen W Huge Island For...

Photo of Listing #13969074

1124 Seclusion Cove Drive, McKinney, TX - $415,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3.1 Baths
  • 3,606 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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This House Checks All Your Boxes! Pool, Game Room, Media Room, Outdoor Kitchen Come Check Out This 4 Bdrm, 3 And Half Bath Located In The Sought After Neighborhood Of The Reserve Located In Fisd. The Pool Was Built In March 2018. Backyard Has P...

Photo of Listing #13973881

7229 Caladium Drive, McKinney, TX - $432,366

Residential, Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 3.1 Baths
  • 2,544 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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New Construction - David Weekley Home! This Amazing 2 Story Villa Home Offers 2nd Story Master Suite, 2 Secondary Bedrooms, 3.5 Baths, And Game Room. Wonderful Open Floor Plan With Large Open Kitchen, Huge Island, And Stainless Steel Appliances. D...

Photo of Listing #13972540

501 Blue Spring Drive, McKinney, TX - $314,900

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 2.1 Baths
  • 2,547 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Impressive Floor Plan In Stone Brooke Crossing With Soaring Ceilings & Walls Of Windows In A Beautifully Appointed Space. This Home Features Numerous Updates Including Dark Bamboo Flooring, Crown Molding, Stunning Kitchen W Updated Tile, Granite C...

Photo of Listing #13974165

1700 Landon Lane, McKinney, TX - $399,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3.1 Baths
  • 2,973 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Sought After Wren Creek Neighborhood*don't Miss This Darling Home With Many Custom Features*study With French Doors*wood Flooring From Entry Thru Study, Dining, Living Area And Master Bedroom*many Custom Features Show Quality And Style*open Kitche...

Photo of Listing #13971632

1401 Creek Crest Drive, McKinney, TX - $299,900

Residential, Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 2,078 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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This Beautiful Home Is Located In A Community With A Park. Walking Distance To Cockrill And Boyd Schools. Just Installed High-end Laminate Flooring, Stainmaster Shaw Carpet In The Bedrooms, And Granite In Kitchen. Other Updates Include 8ft Boar...

Photo of Listing #13971258

5505 Amber Way, McKinney, TX - $294,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 2,095 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Built In 2002, This Mckinney One-story Home Offers A Fireplace And A Two-car Garage. Upgraded Features Include Overall Interior Paint, Newly Installed Carpet In Select Rooms, Newly Installed Porcelain Tile In Kitchen, New Granite Countertops With ...


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Listing information last updated on November 17th, 2018 at 3:00am CST.