Welcome to McKinney, Texas


population 179,800

Welcome to McKinney – a busy, family-oriented city 32 miles north of Dallas and the county seat of Collin County. McKinney is the third fastest growing city in the US and in 2014 ranked 1st by Money Magazine as Best Places to Live in the US.

McKinney has low crime, affordable homes, good jobs, tree-filled communities surrounded by ponds and walking trails.

The popular historic downtown area has retail and entertainment around the square and hosts annual events, parades, arts and entertainment.


Two-thirds of the residents are in the Mckinney Independent School District, with the remaining one-third being part of Frisco, Allen, Melissa, Celina or Lovejoy school district.

McKinney is also the home to the Central Park Campus of Collin College and Imagine International Academy of North Texas a no-tuition open-enrollment public charter school for grades K–12 and two private schools in the city that serve all grades from K–12

Largest employer: ratheon (US defense contractor)
Second: encore wire corporation
Third: torchmark corp. (financial services)
Fourth: medical center of mckinney
Baylor Scott & White medical

Parks, Recreation, Shopping in mckinney, Texas

kids play in McKinney park

Parks & Recreation

McKinney Parks & Recreation is dedicated to “creating a solid sense of community and strives to enhance the quality of life” by offering unique parks, memorable special events and diverse recreational programs.

In all, McKinney offers quality family recreation and includes over 2,000 acres of parkland, with more than 45 miles of biking and walking trails.

The city has been recognized by the National Arbor Day Foundation for environmental improvements three years in a row.


McKinney's downtown district offers more than 120 shops and two dozen restaurants. You will find art galleries, furniture stores, antique, gift shops and boutiques for your retail shopping pleasure. There is also unique commercial office space available.

Convenient shopping also includes Eldorado Ridge, McKinney Marketplace, and Cameron Creek shopping malls. Here are the best 10 shopping areas according to Yelp.

Satisfy your appetite with tons of tasty dining options according to Yelp.


Best Restaurants

Best Shopping

McKinney Housing Market


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