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McKinney TX Homes for Sale and Community Information
McKinney is a rather large area at nearly 63 square miles, providing individuals with a lot of McKinney TX real estate opportunities. There are many types of homes that the McKinney home buyer can teacherhelping.jpgchoose from and many of these properties are located near schools, parks, and other areas that are considered important to be in close proximity to. 

For instance, McKinney is home to Collin College and there are dozens of public schools scattered throughout the area. There are over two dozen elementary schools with a number of those schools having been declared by Texas Monthly Magazine in 2006 to be among the “Best Public Schools in Texas.” In addition to the elementary schools are five middle schools and four high schools. In 2006, Newsweek ranked McKinney High School number 191 out of 1,000 schools in the country. 

History

As for McKinney’s history, it starts in 1849 when William Davis owned thousands of acres of land where McKinney now sits. He donated 120 of his acres to establish the town. It only took a decade for the city to incorporate.

Named after Collin McKinney who signed the Texas Declaration of Independence, McKinney was always well-known for being friendly to farmers. It provided farmers with corn, flour, cotton mills, cotton compresses, cotton gins, and a cottonseed oil mill. The economy was bustling and McKinney properties were in high demand because of the number of individuals wishing to prosper from the land. By 1953, the population was 10,000 and there were over 350 businesses. Throughout the years, it continued to grow to over 130,000 residents, according to the 2010 census. 
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Parks and Recreation

Many people looking for McKinney real estate like to be located near parks, especially when they have children. There are McKinney homes for sale near some of the most historic parks, as well as the most child friendly parks in the area. 

There is also a tennis center, Oak Hollow Golf, the performing arts center, and the arts commission ensures there is plenty for the artistic within the community to do. Mitchell Park in downtown also tends to be a place where many events are held. 

Attractions and Activities

There are a number of landmarks with quality McKinney TX homes nearby. They include the Collin County Historical Society and Museum, the Heard Natural Science Museum and Wildlife Sanctuary, as well as a number of theaters, cemeteries, and performing arts centers. If you like history, these are all areas that you will like to visit. McKinney takes pride in its heritage, making it a constant celebration throughout the community. 

Those looking for McKinney homes who like to shop may want to consider real estate in McKinney that is close to McKinney’s historic downtown where there are a lot of shopping opportunities. It is an especially festive sight during the holidays. You can explore more about the historic downtown area by clicking here
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Events

If a community that likes to engage in events on a monthly basis is important when looking for real estate in McKinney, then there is plenty for you and your family to do. You can also volunteer to help out with events like the many art and music events, car and truck shows, and events that celebrate the holidays. You can see a schedule of events here or you can talk to your real estate agent about the events and activities that McKinney has to offer, as well as homes for sale in McKinney that meet your wants and needs. 
Lynn Slaney Silguero
Lynn Slaney Silguero
BROKER ASSOCIATE
1415 Legacy Dr Suite 100 Frisco TX 75034