McKinney, the county seat of Collin County, is located 36 miles north of Dallas on U.S. 75 (Central Expressway) with easy access to DFW Airport via The Sam Rayburn Tollway (SH121). In 2014 McKinney was named “#1 Best Place to live in America,” by Money Magazine. McKinney had been in the top 5 for years, but claimed the top spot due to a diverse and thriving downtown, exceptional growth in the area, along the high overall quality of life in the area.
Without a doubt, downtown McKinney is picturesque and full of history. There are specialty shops, art galleries, local eateries and unique fine dining. If you are looking for a small-town feel, great restaurants, a winery and numerous special events, you will love downtown McKinney.
McKinney also offers great schools and the McKinney ISD prides itself on being a cohesive and diverse community with engaging learning experiences for all. Key to success is a partnership between students, parents, community members and staff who believe a positive school culture and a safe environment foster growth.
McKinney is made up of many master-planned communities and Stonebridge Ranch (including Stonebridge Ranch Country Club which offers two golf courses, including a Pete Dye Signature golf course) and Craig Ranch are two of the top communities. Craig Ranch features a new urbanism design and is home to the Cooper Aerobics Center, the Michael Johnson Performance Center and is the home to TPC Craig Ranch (a renowned PGA golf course).
McKinney is also one of the fastest growing cities in America and the corporate community includes Encore Wire, Experian, Torchmark and Raytheon.
McKinney is unique by nature and quite different from the Metroplex’s urban sprawl. McKinney sets itself apart with their friendly charm, comfortable pace and small town style of living.