After CNN put it as number 2 on its list of “Best Places to Live”, it might be time to look for new homes for sale in McKinney Texas. The city is just far enough away from Dallas to still have that rural Texas feel while not losing access to modern vanities. It is the county seat of Collin County, making it central to business, economics and politics. It has been listed as the fast growing city in the United States for 4 out of the last 10 years.
Established in 1848, McKinney was one of the oldest towns in Texas. It began with landowner William Davis donating 120 acres to establish the homestead. The town was named after Collin McKinney who signed the Texas Declaration of independence and was later a congressman for the Republic of Texas. Plano surpassed McKinney as the largest Collin County city in the 1970s. But it still has had the most dramatic growth, which makes it so easy to find new homes for sale in McKinney, TX.
The Main Street program keeps the historic downtown area of McKinney properly kept so the history and culture of the city is maintained. This area of the city has shops, hotels and plenty of dining options. There are historic walking tours available for everyone. The area is full of important photographs and historic homes, aside from the many new homes for sale in McKinney, TX. There is information as far back as the pioneer settlers, and on through the industrial revolution to present day.
Fun Activities in McKinney
There are 3 community centers in McKinney, a number of parks, tennis courts, a golf course and sports for both kids and adults. There is also an aquatics center open to all ages. Twice a year the city offers an activity guide for recreation options. When looking at new homes for sale in McKinney, TX, don’t forget to look into local restaurants and theaters that are highlighted by the city’s website. Of course the most fun option is to check out the Celina balloon festival.
Culture in McKinney
History is a big part of McKinney’s identity. Industrial centers, mills and even old cotton farms are preserved and open to the public. Libraries and a number of schools meet the city’s educational needs. The city has a Performing Arts Theater and the McKinney Repertory Theatre that has shows put on by amateur actors. Also worth checking out is the Pecan Memorial Cemetery and the Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary.
At this rate of growth, new homes for sale in McKinney, TX are being snapped up fast. If a small city with a close commute to Dallas or Plano is what you are looking for, McKinney could be the best choice. Homes here range from the historic to the modern look, so no matter the style; you are sure to find a home to meet your need. McKinney is a family-friendly city with a long history, prepared to help you make just as many good memories. Use the easy to use search tool below to see what real estate is available.