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Reasons to Move to McKinney

McKinney is a beautiful city with many great neighborhoods, and it is 30 miles away from Dallas. It truly has something for everyone! Mckinney offers a variety of activities including golfing, horseback riding, hiking trails, parks and lakes. There are also tons of great restaurants in town that offer everything from Japanese to Mexican food, Southern food, and everything in between.

The town has just been ranked as one of America’s top places to call home and it offers easy access for commuters with major highways connecting McKinney to nearby cities in Plano, Allen, Richardson, Sherman, Denton and other thriving cities in the metroplex.

You can enjoy an excellent quality of life while living there – not to mention all the diverse housing options – plus historic downtown McKinney makes everything worthwhile.

McKinney is a beautiful, growing community on the northern end of Collin County in the heart of Texas. The popular Central Expressway aka 75 runs right through the middle, extending north to Sherman and south to Downtown Dallas.

A Really Cool Historic District

McKinney’s downtown district on March 24, 1849, 120 acres from the William and Margaret Davis holdings were conveyed for the new town. It features a variety of shops, restaurants, galleries, parks and entertainment options that will surely please every member of your family!

This Downtown Square is home to an incredible farmer’s market, festivals, parades, tons of shopping, tons of restaurants, arcade, parks, antiques.

You Can Find Your Dream Home Here

Whether you’re looking for an affordable starter home or a more extravagant mansion, McKinney has a house for you! With affordable housing and plenty of options to choose from, there’s no better time than now.

Within McKinney, there are a number of unique neighborhoods that attract various residents. McKinney is known for having a diverse real estate market at a lower cost than other cities. So, following your move to McKinney, you will have no trouble finding a beautiful home – they have your classic brick North Texas home, historic homes or sprawling country homes.

A Variety of Job Options

McKinney’s diverse economy is not only a great place to live for commuters or those who work locally, and the community offers excellent job prospects in healthcare, insurance, and finance.

Thanks to a thriving tech scene and a long history of manufacturing, there’s plenty of jobs in McKinney for residents. And it continues to grow. And to keep your risk low, McKinney is close to many other thriving corporate headquarters in nearby Allen and Plano which is a mecca for jobs.

Things to Do in McKinney

Many people from in town or even out of state head to Downtown McKinney to go shopping. One of the highlights of relocating to McKinney TX is getting an opportunity to explore the city’s historic downtown square. Women, with their husbands in tow, can visit more than 120 unique shops and more than a dozen restaurants featuring everything from upscale dining to sandwich shops and neighborhood pubs. The downtown area also offers a variety of art galleries featuring works by local artists, furniture stores, outstanding antique collections, gift shops and apparel boutiques.

If you like the outdoors, then you will have some unique options here. Take the whole family to the Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary. You won’t regret it!  The museum itself offers tons of educational programs that the whole family will enjoy. Plus, it’s settled on 298 acres dedicated to the wildlife sanctuary. Walking the nature trails here, you’ll be sure to see plenty of wildlife, and of course, dinosaurs. The nature preserve here features 10 life-size animatronic dinos, including a 49-ft. Tall T-Rex, as part of their annual Dinosaurs Live! exhibit. Or load up your mountain bike and drive over to the popular Erwin Park. If you are not a mountain biker, lace up those hiking shoes, pack water and enjoy a walk or even camping in your own town.