Why you'd want to live in McKinney
The county seat of Collin County is McKinney, Texas. Located just west of State Highway 5, McKinney is 32 miles north of Dallas. Buckner, 7 miles northwest of McKinney, was originally Collin County’s county seat, but a new seat was selected in 1848 because Buckner was not within 3 miles of the center of the county, as required by the First Legislature of Texas at that time. Just like the county, McKinney was named for the signer of the Texas Declaration of Independence, Collin McKinney. Incorporated in 1913, McKinney served as the principal commercial center for the county until being surpassed in size by Plano in 1970. By the mid-1980’s McKinney had become a commuter town for people working in Plano and Dallas. Despite being a commuter town, McKinney has experienced impressive growth. In 1990 it was home for 21,283 residents but by 2000 it had grown to 54,369 residents. Community amenities include close proximity to Lake Lewisville, multiple scenic parks, hiking and biking trails, numerous golf courses, as well as great shopping, dining, and entertainment. In addition to a long rich history, ideal location and easy access to neighboring communities, McKinney also has wonderful real estate options. Money Magazine ranked McKinney #1 on its list of “Best Places to Live in America,” and Niche.com ranked it #9 on its list of the “Best Suburb to Buy a House in Texas.” Home to a number of impressive communities, such as Sorrellwood Park, Estate of Verona and Shiloh Ranch, to name a few, McKinney has homes for sale in a wide variety of ages, sizes, architectural styles and prices. Many single family homes can be found in the $360,000 to $640,000 range. If you would like more information regarding homes for sale in McKinney, Texas, please do not hesitate to contact us today.