Part of the bustling Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area, Mckinney, Texas, is booming on all fronts, due in part to its status as one of the fastest growing cities in the nation. Its residential development is thriving in step with the rest of the city, offering homeowners a range of styles from modern two-and-a-half story homes to larger, three and four story houses that can accommodate an expanding family. From floor plan to front door, choice is the name of the game for prospective McKinney homeowners.
Having been ranked several times among the listings of the ‘Best Places to Live in the United States’, McKinney is home to a diversity of residential communities, villages, and neighborhoods that reflect the laid-back, southwestern aesthetic of the region. With a varied population that includes many Latino residents, McKinney’s neighborhoods range in style and each has a unique flavor of its very own. For those who enjoy the pleasant architecture and old world style of historical landmarks, the Chestnut Square Historic Village is a lovely district to frequent. McKinney Main Street, as might be expected, is a popular area for commerce and retail opportunities. Those who commute daily to Dallas may want to consider living on the southern edge of the city so as to make for a shorter travel time, nearer to the cities of Allen, Fairview, or Plano.
Because of McKinney’s proximity to the Dallas-Fort Worth region, the city has become very attractive to commuters who wish to live a suburban lifestyle but work in an urban area. However, McKinney itself contains a number of employing sectors as diverse as retail and commerce, education and health, and transport and utilities. Government industries like Collin County, the City of McKinney, and the McKinney Independent School district are three of the top employers, in addition to industrial corporations with major headquarters like Raytheon and Torchmark.