Considering a move to McKinney Texas? If you are life adventures bring you to McKinney there are some things I’d love you to know about the city before moving here. This is great relocation information and can help you make a decision on whether McKinney is right for you or one of our neighboring towns.
McKinney is the county seat for Collin County and home to about 165,000 residents, making it the 19th most populous city in Texas follow closely in population to Plano. It’s about 32 miles north of Dallas and is one of the fastest growing cities in the entire United States. McKinney has also been rated #1 by Money Magazine as the “Best Place to Live” in America.
A little of our demographics:
- McKinney’s unemployment rate is 3.7%, lower than the national average.
- Cost of living is a little bit higher than the national average.
- Since 2000 we’ve had a population growth of 665% making us the third fastest growing city in the country.
- The average commute time is about 20 minutes.
- The median home cost (as of the publishing of this article) is about $280,000 and home appreciation over the last decade has been a positive 38%.
- McKinney ranks #4 as one of the best cities to relocate to in America.
Two/thirds of McKinney residents are within the McKinney Independent School District and the other third is part of the Frisco Independent School District with a few covering Prosper ISD, Allen ISD, Melissa ISD, Lovejoy ISD, and Cilina ISD. Five of the seven school district serving McKinney are placed in the top 5% of one of the best school districts in the nation. It’s well known that our area has some of the best schools, the best district, and the highest education not only in the state but in the country. We have several charter schools, private schools, and McKinney is home to the Central Park Campus of Collin College.
There are two major highways running through McKinney: US 75 and US 30. We are also bordered by the Sam Rayburn Tollway. Although we have no public transportation yet, we are in the process of pursuing a designation as an Urban Transit District. The far southwestern corner of McKinney has a trolley bus operated for the use of residents that serve the development and some shopping centers in the area.
If you’re planning on relocating to McKinney Texas we have a very unique and original town. There’s historical areas, modern communities, and master-planned developments with brand-new homes, green living and eco-friendly construction, condominiums, and townhouses. Property start at about $200,000 up to over $1 million depending on size, location, and amenities. Start your online search here for free and if you’re planning on moving to McKinney and have more questions always feel free to give me a call at any time. I’d love to welcome you to McKinney and answer any questions you might have about the area.
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