Welcome to McKinney
McKinney is a growing suburb located just 30 miles north of Dallas. It's a great place to start a family as the ever-increasing public schools have a top-notch rating. McKinney has gently rolling hills, tree-lined neighborhoods, historic downtown and beautiful parks give the city a quaint, small-town feel – quite different from the Metroplex's urban sprawl.
What to Love
- Historic Downtown
- Motto, “Unique by Nature”
- Highly-rated public schools
- McKinney National Airport
People & Lifestyle
McKinney Motto, "Unique by Nature," speaks to the inherent uniqueness and embodies the community's spirit, historic downtown, cultural diversity, charming neighborhoods, and business-friendly environment. With a population of 190,000 and growing, McKinney prides itself on enriching the quality of life of residents through unique cultural and recreational opportunities. Offering a combination of family-fun events, a vibrant art scene, and open spaces.
McKinney is located in Collin County and is one of the best places to live in Texas.
McKinney's diverse economy includes a healthy mix of retail, office, and manufacturing. Some of McKinney's leading employers include Raytheon, Lattimor Materials, Encore Wire, McKinney Medical Center, United American Insurance, Timber Blind Manufacturing, Orthofix, and Simpson Strong-Tie.
Businesses with operations in McKinney have led the environmentally sustainable development movement in McKinney by building offices using green building techniques and meeting stringent platinum standards for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Certification.
Things to Do
Where to start, McKinney has an amazing historic downtown, wineries, golf, tennis courts, plenty of parks, a performing arts center, and so much more. They have created a handy guide to cover it all.
The Apex Center: The Apex Centre is an 80,000-square-foot aquatics and fitness facility that includes an indoor competition pool, indoor and outdoor leisure waters, supervised playroom, classrooms, and party rooms. The Apex Centre offers a fitness facility featuring Precor, LifeFitness and Hammer Strength equipment, a gymnasium, basketball courts, and an elevated track.
Sports: McKinney is perfect for those seeking recreation opportunities in sports; baseball, soccer, golf, cricket, lacrosse, disc golf, ice skating, hockey, skateboarding, tennis, or gymnastics.
TPC Craig Ranch features an award-winning championship golf course with premium amenities and personalized service. This private golf club's privileges have become synonymous with the PGA TOUR's acclaimed TPC Network of Clubs.
Oak Hollow Golf Course, located in the heart of McKinney, is a beautiful par 70 championship design by Maury Miller. You’ll find it challenging to the average golfer and forgiving to the newcomer.
Outdoor Trails: You'll find 56 miles of hiking and biking trails in McKinney, the Wilson Creek Corridor's longest trail. Crape Myrtle Trails is as its name implies you'll enjoy 120 varieties of crape myrtles. Stonebridge Ranch boasts an "unofficial" trail known as Stonebridge Ranch Trail, which starts at Adriatica Village. You can learn more about the local trails here. The City of McKinney has more trails planned for development, here you can keep up-to-date on the progress.
Kids Activities: Children’s Health Star Center will teach you how to skate as well as offering training for potential Olympic athletes. Hidden away in McKinney, it's an excellent place for a birthday party as well. If being on the ice is your passion, you must check it out.
Still, enjoy turning the pages of a good book? The McKinney libraries offer summer reading programs, teen creative writing group, a mother-daughter book club, and more.
Shopping: When it comes to shopping in McKinney, downtown is where it's at. The well-planned layout makes it easy to part and stroll along the streets, enjoying the shops, restaurants, and live music. There is always something going on; you'll want to keep checking for the latest updates, so you don't miss out.
Craig Ranch is an award-winning master-planned community located about 8.5 miles southwest of Downtown McKinney. Home to luxurious properties, breathtaking vistas offers easy access to work, shopping, dining, and entertainment. Homes range in size from 1,400 to just over 7,200 square feet. Another big draw is the TPC Craig Ranch Golf Course, from the acclaimed designer Tom Weiskopf.
Stonebridge Ranch, one of the most desirable neighborhoods in the city, is located a little over five miles east of Downtown McKinney. Also known only as Stonebridge, the area of Stonebridge Ranch is a lavish yet all-inclusive community. Top amenities include Stonebridge Ranch Country Club (boasting a Texas-size 27-hole course and 18-hole course), Stonebridge Ranch Aquatic Center (featuring a junior Olympic-size swimming pool), massive tennis complex, tree-lined streets, gorgeous homes, and much more.
Trinity Falls close to Trinity River, the community of Trinity Falls is found six miles north of McKinney’s downtown area. Trinity Falls is a great place to buy your first home or raise kids. It is home to 1,700+ acres of open space and 20 miles of hiking & biking trails, ideal for nature enthusiasts and active lifestyles. There’s also a dog park, open-air pavilion, and clubhouse.
Tucker Hill is perfect for those looking for a close-knit community. It’s situated seven miles northwest of Downtown McKinney. Offering a brownstone feel, Tucker Hill is known as a “front porch” community. Pretty much every home here has a front porch area, making it a breeze for friendly neighborhoods to say howdy and hang out with each other. Homes range from 1,800 to more than 5,800 sqft. in size, and lots are typically 40 feet to 72 feet. It also served by Prosper High School.