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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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6908 Grand Mesa Parkway, McKinney, TX - $357,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,078 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Great Location One Story Traditional Home In Desirable Stonehollow Neighborhood W On-sight Elementary School And Master Planned Community Amenities. You’ll Be Impressed! Beautiful Wood Flooring Throughout Main Living Areas, Custom Lighting, & 2 ...

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1201 N Tennessee Street A, McKinney, TX - $309,900

Residential, Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 2.1 Baths
  • 1,820 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Great Opportunity To Live In A New Construction Home, In A Highly Desirable Area! Located Near The Square Of Historic Downtown Mckinney Where Shopping And Dining Awaits. These Adorable New Homes Have All The Character And Charm Of A Historic Home ...

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1000 N Kentucky Street A, McKinney, TX - $319,900

Residential, Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 2.1 Baths
  • 1,820 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Great Opportunity To Live In A New Construction Home, In A Highly Desirable Area! Located Near The Square Of Historic Downtown Mckinney Where Shopping And Dining Awaits. These Adorable New Homes Have All The Character And Charm Of A Historic Home ...

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2402 Spring Drive, McKinney, TX - $437,790

Residential, Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 2.1 Baths
  • 2,211 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Stunning 1 Story Home With Stone Elevation Boasts 3 Bedrooms, 2 Full Baths, 1 Powder Bath, 2 Dining Areas And A Study. Master Retreat With A Oversized Bay Window. Master Bath Has Granite Countertops, White Cabinets And Separate Tub And Shower. Isl...

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9604 Water Tree Drive, McKinney, TX - $330,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 2,253 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Built In 2009, This Mckinney One-story Home Is Located Near A Golf Course And Offers Granite Counter Tops, Stainless Steel Appliances, An Office, And A Two Car Garage. Upgraded Features Include Fresh Interior Paint And New Carpet In Select Rooms. ...

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10872 Leesa Drive, McKinney, TX - $410,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 3,321 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Enjoy This Stunning Home With Grand Entry, Airy Formal Dining Room, Sweeping Stairway, Decorative Tile With Mosaic Glass Accent. Bright And Spacious Granite Gourmet Kitchen With Butlers Pantry Opens To Expansive Living Room With Stone Fireplace. ...

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4712 El Paso Street, McKinney, TX - $440,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 3,527 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Gorgeous American Legends Home With Upgrades Galore! Hand Scraped Hardwoods & Dramatic Entry. Rare Second Bdrm On 1st Level. Could Also Serve As Office. Open Style Floorplan With Easy Pass Through From Formal Dining To Kitchen And Spacious Butler'...

Photo of Listing #13772721

912 Heron Creek Pass, McKinney, TX - $394,900

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,504 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Perry Homes New Construction! Ready For Move-in! Entry And Extended Entry With 12-foot Ceilings. Library With French Doors Off The Entry. Open Kitchen Features An Island With Built-in Seating Space. Open Family Room With A Wall Of Windows. Large P...

Photo of Listing #13940367

7821 Latigo Trail, McKinney, TX - $295,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3.1 Baths
  • 2,759 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Priced To Sell On A Corner Lot Just A Short Walk From The Community Pool In Highly Desirable Craig Ranch! 4 Bedrooms, 3.1 Bathrooms, Beautiful Vaulted Ceilings In The Entry And Formal Living. Formal Dining Could Easily Be Converted To A Private St...

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5301 Sangria Drive, McKinney, TX - $338,040

Residential, Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,970 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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New Construction: Popular Arlington Floorplan With Beautiful Brick And Stone Exterior, 1 Story - 3 Bed - 2 Bath - 1970 Square Feet. Large Island Kitchen Open To The Dining Area And The Pulte Planning Center®. Stainless Steel Appliances, Beautiful ...

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6225 Mickelson Way, McKinney, TX - $425,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,912 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Beautiful Landon Home With Stone Exterior On A Corner Lot With Green Area In The Front. Home Has Wood Floors In Entrance, Living Room & Study. Upgraded Entrance Chandelier, Upgraded Kitchen With Granite Counters & Beautiful Back Splash, Over Sized...

Photo of Listing #13935312

7605 Red Feather Trail, McKinney, TX - $275,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 2.1 Baths
  • 2,038 SQFT
  • 2 DAYS
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Wow !! What A Cute 3-2.1-2 Craftsman Two Story On 135 Ft. Deep Lot. Open Spacious Floor Plan With Wood Burning Fireplace That Has Gas Starter. Kitchen Has Upgraded Cabinetry, Granite Countertops, Ss Appliances And Breakfast Bar. Second Living ...

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3500 Amanda Way, McKinney, TX - $340,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 2.1 Baths
  • 2,655 SQFT
  • 2 DAYS
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A Gorgeous 4 Bedroom Energy Star Certified Home With Updates Throughout, A Gourmet Kitchen With Island, Granite Countertops, Vaulted Ceiling, Beautiful Circular Staircase, Large Master, Game Room And Office, Wood Floors, New Roof With High Impact ...

Photo of Listing #13939167

1809 Jace Drive, McKinney, TX - $309,990

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 2.1 Baths
  • 2,511 SQFT
  • 3 DAYS
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Meticulously Well-maintained Home Features Tons Of Upgrades, Including Designer Paints, French Doors, And Decorative Lighting. Grand Entrance Opens Up To Cozy Study. Kitchen Features Eat-in Bar, Granite Counter-tops And Beautiful Dark Wood Cabinet...

Photo of Listing #13939954

1121 Willow Tree Drive, McKinney, TX - $289,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 5 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 3,566 SQFT
  • 3 DAYS
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Extra Large 5 Bedrooms House With 3 Living Areas. Open Floor Plan. New Fence Installed. Fresh Paint Throughout, Laminated Wood Floor In Formal Living, Dining, Family, Extend Entry, Hallway, Stainless Appliances, Ceiling Fans In All Rooms, Grani...


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Listing information last updated on September 25th, 2018 at 4:15pm CDT.