McKinney TX is the county seat of Collin County in northeast Texas. McKinney real estate occupies 62 square miles of land. In 2010, over 130,000 people lived in McKinney homes. You know you've made it when CNN's Money Magazine ranks your town second as the Best Places in America to Live. McKinney homeowners commute to Dallas, 29 miles away, to work in accounting, computers, production, the professional services and construction. Kids attend one of nineteen elementary schools, five middle schools and four high schools. Eight of the elementary schools were named Best in Texas in 2006. Available colleges include University of Texas at Dallas, Collin County Community College and Richland College.
The town was named for Collin McKinney, who signed the Texas Declaration of Independence. Landowner William Davis donated 120 acres of his spread, where McKinney now stands, for establishment of the town. From its inception until perhaps the late 1970s, McKinney was a bustling center of agriculture and commerce. Cotton, flour, corn and dairies were the agricultural portion of the town, while cotton gins and mills, textile mills, an ice manufacturer and cottonseed oil mills provided the commercial portion of the town. Churches, schools, stores and an opera house joined the McKinney properties to form a vital town. Today, those buying McKinney TX homes for sale will commute to Dallas and Fort Worth to work, but there are quite a few businesses in McKinney. For more town history, please click here.
A McKinney real estate agent will be happy to explain the city's parks to the new home buyer. The town offers quite a diverse park system. Bonnie Wenk Park, for example, offers an amphitheater and lake along with walking trails. Pocket parks in the city offer a resting place, while neighborhood parks feature playground equipment, picnic facilities, open spaces for ball playing and dog parks. Most parks have dedicated ball fields. The McKinney home buyer will enjoy a disc golf course, skate park, dedicated walking trails, the Towne Lake Recreation Area where the family can fish or rent paddle boats in addition to playground and picnic facilities. To see more about McKinney parks, please click here.
McKinney Main Street and Chestnut Square Historic Village are the original town buildings. New owners of McKinney real estate might check out these attractions to feel the aura of their new town. When the hustle of the city chokes newcomers and visitors, Heard Natural Science Museum and Wildlife Sanctuary provides peace, interesting information and beauty. Perhaps catching a show at the McKinney Repertory Theater would interest the family. To show them more attractions, please click here.
Town events will be another thing a McKinney realtor can tell new home buyers about. First and Second Saturdays are celebrations of local art, food and entertainment for the whole family to enjoy. A Thanksgiving-Christmas weekend celebration called Home for the Holidays just can't be missed. Enjoy food, shopping, horse-drawn carriages and more in the town's premier festival. To see more, please click here.