Real Estate and Community Information
McKinney Texas is a picturesque town located 37 miles north of Dallas making it part of the Dallas-Ft. Worth Metropolitan area. This Dallas suburb offers a beautiful downtown complete with cobblestone roads and historic buildings that now house unique shops, bistros and pubs. There are attractions for just about everyone and there is always something going on for the residents to enjoy. The high schools in town always produce high achieving students as well as top athletes. If you have been considering relocating to a new place where the temperatures are always comfortable and the scenery can’t be beat, then you need to contact Dee Evans by calling her or through email so she can start the hunt for the perfect home for you and your family in this beautiful part of the Lone star State.
History of McKinney
William Davis was the first person to purchase the land where McKinney sits today. At first he only owned 3,000 acres but eventually donated 12,000 acres with the understanding that the town site be constructed. It was immediately a popular town where farmers would come from miles around to find their supplies such as cotton mills and other cotton making supplies as well as flour and corn. While the farmers were in town, they would also be able to enjoy a drink in the saloon and do their banking in the local bank. McKinney was essentially a hub for everyone in the area. It is because of the business of the town that it became the county seat of Collin County, a status that it continues to keep today. There are still many historic buildings that have been renovated throughout town so everyone can continue to learn about McKinney’s history. The town was incorporated in 1913 when the commission decided to name the town after one of the signers of the Texas Declaration of Independence, Collin McKinney.
The climate in McKinney is considered a humid sub tropic region. This means that it is warmer than other places of the country and it is rare for residents to find the need to use a snow shovel. The coldest month, January, typically sees low temperatures around 30 and highs often do not go under 50. During the summer, temperatures tend to stay between 80 and 90 so while it is in an area known for hot weather, McKinney residents enjoy cooler temperatures than most places in the south. Precipitation in McKinney generally stays around 2 inches per month although the month of May can see up to 5 inches of rainfall.
The city of McKinney is served by the McKinney Independent School District who offers 18 elementary schools, 5 middle schools and 4 high schools all located throughout town. The school district continually produces alumni who excel in both academics and athletics making the high school ranked #4 in the state for academics and #3 in football. After graduation, the students often choose to attend either Collin College, a community college located in McKinney or any 4-year college in Texas or out of the state. Baylor University Medical Center at McKinney is no longer associated with Baylor University although it continues to offer a teaching hospital experience for those who are completing residency through a medical school.
Attractions and Things to Do
Possibly the biggest attraction in McKinney is the skate park. The skate park at Gabe Nesbitt Community Park offers 30,000 square feet of concrete as well as 3 different bowls with integrated street elements that all offer something for every skill level. Spectators enjoy the shaded benches so they can also enjoy watching the kids and kids at heart all skate, learn to skate and show off their skills. The 38 parking spaces round out the overall experience of the park.
Also at the Gabe Nesbitt Memorial Park lies two phases of fields. The first phase is baseball fields where youth little leagues enjoy 5 lighted baseball fields as well as restrooms and concession stands. The second phase is similar although it provides 5 lighted softball fields for youth and adult softball teams to enjoy. Both phases also offer seating for spectators and barrier free playgrounds.
Your four legged family members are not left out of the fun at McKinney since McKinney has its very own dog park. This park offers separate areas for big dogs and smaller ones, each with their own attractions that are acceptable for their size. Splash pads help keep the pups cool during the summer months so you do not need to worry about them becoming too hot when they are having so much fun.
McKinney Texas is a city where you will enjoy the scenery and everything that the city has to offer. Not only does McKinney offer various parks and recreation opportunities but they have been named multiple times, as the fastest growing city in Texas. As of a 2015 estimate, population is expected to be over 155,000. With all of the growth while maintaining historic buildings and scenery, it is no surprise that CNN Money Magazine named the town the “Best Place to Live” in its September 2014 issue. This was up from the 2012 issue when it came in 2nd.
If living in a historic, fun and picturesque town is what you have been looking for then it is time that you contact Dee Evans today. She can be easily reached through phone or email where she is waiting to help you find the perfect place for you to call home.