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Welcome to McKinney

Where the past and the future are honored

Only 30 miles from Dallas, McKinney, Texas, has a thriving economy and is dedicated to remembering and celebrating its history while looking forward. The city is growing rapidly, continuously adding new features and developing the economy. It was named the number one best place to live in the United States in 2014 by Money Magazine. McKinney combines the best of the old with the promise of the new to create a friendly and inviting town.

What to Love

  • A friendly, tight-knit community
  • A charming, peaceful atmosphere
  • Proximity to modern amenities

Local Lifestyle

The tree-lined streets and wide green spaces of McKinney bring a peaceful and relaxing feel to the suburb. Life there moves at a comfortable pace, and the community is creative and tight-knit. Home to both a historic downtown and increasing industry positions, McKinney is a modern city with southern charm. Although it is growing quickly, it maintains its small-town atmosphere.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping 

A classic steakhouse staged with gas lamps and leather seating covered with a tin ceiling, Rick’s Chophouse is found in a historic hotel. In addition to the fantastic food and service, the restaurant is open to booking for special events in its Grand Ballroom or private dining rooms. 

Residents can head to nearby Plano for other upscale dining spots. With a spacious bar, soaring windows, views of the open grill, lounge seating, an enclosed patio, and a white marble table, the Fogo De Chao Brazilian Steakhouse serves dry-aged, premium steaks personalized by the gaucho chefs. The fine Brazilian food is all-you-can-eat and delicious, while the service is incomparable. 

Known for its world-class dining experience, Bob’s Steak & Chop House in nearby Plano is the ideal spot for any occasion. The stellar service, award-winning wine, and lively atmosphere come together with the fantastic food to create an unforgettable time. Featuring prime steaks, fresh seafood, and chops, the restaurant’s service and style are unparalleled.

Plano’s The Capital Grille makes every day a special occasion through its refined, luxurious atmosphere. Mostly known for its dry-aged, in-house, specially prepared, hand-cut steaks, the restaurant also provides over 350 options on its wine list. From special occasions to a simple night out, it always delivers a one-of-a-kind experience.

Things to Do

Lovingly preserved, Downtown McKinney is one of the largest and oldest historic districts in the state. Attracting visitors from all over the United States and internationally, it has over 120 distinctive shops. Guests can shop, walk the square, taste wine, see a show, or enjoy live music. The combination of old and new, nostalgia and progress, gives the square a unique charm.

The Heard-Craig Center for the Arts sets up its antiques and art collection inside a historic mansion. With a mission to support the fine arts, honor the Heard and Craig families’ legacy, and provide a place for educational organizations to meet, it is passionate about art and education. It also provides afternoon tea if desired. 

Covering 2.5 acres shaded by impressive trees, Chestnut Square Historic Village is not far from downtown McKinney. Visitors step back in time, as the village is replete with houses from between 1854 and 1930 and also boasts a general store. It provides venues, rentals, history demonstrations, tours, and community events.

A multi-purpose building ideal for any meeting or special event, the McKinney Performing Arts Center features 427 seats. At the core of a historic district surrounded by shops and restaurants, the theater puts on many live events, such as concerts, comedy, theater, and off-broadway performances. It is an unforgettable experience.

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Overview for MCKINNEY, TX

4,680 people live in MCKINNEY, where the median age is 29 and the average individual income is $22,230. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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Demographics and Employment Data for MCKINNEY, TX

MCKINNEY has 1,155 households, with an average household size of 4. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in MCKINNEY do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 4,680 people call MCKINNEY home. The population density is 4,542.623 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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Schools in MCKINNEY, TX

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The following schools are within or nearby MCKINNEY. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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Harmony School Of Excellence - Austin
6th - 12th
The Excel Center For Adults - South Austin
9th - 12th
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The Excel Center For Adults Ayw
9th - 11th
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PreK - 5th
Harmony School Of Innovation - Austin
PreK - 5th
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