McKinney Homes for Sale Offer Old-Texan Charm and New-Suburban Convenience

With its charming downtown center and history that stretches back to the mid-1800s, McKinney has a lot to offer new residents, visitors and businesses. Yet this city of 200,000 remains a small town at heart, with an ideal blend of old-Texan charm and new suburban conveniences.

McKinney is often cited as one of the best places to live in America, with Money Magazine calling it a “Best Place for Families.” A friendly business climate, exceptional schools and a thriving parks department draw many families to this community. The area’s pristine natural beauty is also an attraction, with rolling hills and lush greenbelts following winding creeks. Golf courses, lakes and recreational centers round out the offerings in this north Dallas county city, which is located 30 miles from Downtown Dallas.

The local economy is strong, and the city is a hub for technology and energy companies. There are also plenty of opportunities for employment in retail, education, manufacturing and agriculture. The McKinney Independent School District is one of the top public school districts in Texas, and a number of private schools are available for those who wish to send their children to an alternative education environment.

Those looking to buy McKinney homes for sale will find that the city offers something for everyone, whether they are searching for a luxury estate or a modest starter home. Condos and townhomes are available in the city, along with single-family homes in established neighborhoods. Many of these homes are located on large, shaded lots with ample room for outdoor activities like swimming or playing ball.

McKinney offers a diverse selection of shopping and dining options, including barbecue restaurants, coffee shops, antique stores and more in its historic downtown square. Visitors enjoy touring the town’s lovely turn-of-the-century buildings, and there are plenty of arts and cultural venues to explore, from the Heritage Guild to the McKinney Performing Arts Center.

A variety of parks are scattered throughout the city, with popular choices including Erwin Park and Heard Natural Science & Wildlife Sanctuary, which features 280 acres for hiking trails, native species gardens and more. Avid golfers can enjoy the numerous courses in the area, including Stonebridge Ranch Country Club and Eldorado Country Club. Kids can spend their free time at one of the community’s parks or participating in a local youth sports team.

The average commute to work in McKinney is a few minutes above the national average, but getting around is easy with Highway 75 and 380 nearby. The Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport is just a 30-minute drive from the city. This makes McKinney a good choice for commuters who need to work in the larger metro areas.

Astra Realty 6401 Eldorado Pkwy STE 109, McKinney, TX 75070