McKinney Home Values
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McKinney is located 30 miles north of downtown Dallas next to the neighboring cities of Allen, Fairview, Prosper, Anna, and Melissa and it is a picturesque city with a small-town feel. Our friendly charm, green spaces, and comfortable pace is the reason that McKinney is one of the fastest-growing cities in America. Another important point is McKinney’s highways make it easy to commute to Dallas to the South, Farmersville to the East, Sherman to the North, and Denton to the West.
While many factors combine to make McKinney a truly special place in America, it is the people in McKinney who bring these qualities to life. Our community spirit is evident in a friendly, safe, and inviting city that holds strong ties to its roots and history. McKinney enjoys rapid economic development and continually adds new amenities that complement and expand our unique quality of life.
For those enjoying water sports, Lake Fork is a great bass lake just about 45 minutes from McKinney. Lake Lavon to the south is about 20 minutes and Lake Texhoma is a great lake 50 minutes to the North near Sherman. Hunting enthusiasts have the opportunity to hunt or fish with the family-orientated Christian Outdoor Ministry, the Dallas Woods and Waters Club and the Dallas Safari Club plus other opportunities on private ranches throughout the state.
McKinney Historic District
McKinney’s historic downtown is a place to gather for many social events and shopping. McKinney Homes Values are easily seen in the Historic District. It has its own McKinney charm, wide-ranging shop offerings, a rising 5-star culinary scene all around “The Square”, and fun entertainment of all kinds at the McKinney Performing Arts Center located in the old courthouse on “The Square”. Downtown is not just a location, but a destination.
Having lived in the Historic District for over 20 years and sold many of these old beauties as well as witnessed their restoration, I live in a home built in 1910 and I have been through several restorations with clients. I know these old homes and can guide you to beauty for you. Give me a call. 214 263 0816.
Here is an interesting conversation from a client on the history of his Church Street home.
The house was built by John Brown in 1890. He had farms nearby. In the back part of the backyard was a barn. He had a milk cow and a horse and buggy back there. He would use the buggy to get to the farms to oversee the workers. I don’t know where the farms were. He and his wife had one daughter, Julia. In 1910 he added on the second story and enclosed the back porch and installed indoor plumbing and did away with the outhouse. There is a 17′ deep brick-lined cistern at the northwest corner of the house which once had a garden structure over it with trellis sides. When there has been a lot of rain it will fill up, but it will not hold water for long. It’s usually dry. I removed the great lump of concrete used to seal it off at some time and inspected it to see if anything interesting was in the bottom. Nothing there. I had the new concrete top poured with a pipe in it for access to pump it out if need be.
The Murphy boys told me about playing with toy lead soldiers in the back yard and they said a lot of them are buried back there. I never found any. They said they melted some of them and poured the lead in the star in the Star bricks. Then they would be the sheriff in the cowboy and Indian wars. Julia married Pat Murphy and they lived there with her parents. They had four boys who used to stack mattresses on the floor at the bottom of the stair and jump from the second floor down on the mattresses. There was Pat, who died early of leukemia: John Brown, also deceased, who played with James Stewart a local banker; Mike, who recently passed away; Leslie, whom I think is still living. Julia was the first woman in McKinney with her own car. Julia served on the McKinney Park Board for many years and Murphy Park on N. Morris is named for her. I saw a picture of her in the car in front of the house. The car was a Pierce Arrow. The street was mud and the sidewalk was wood. It was after 1910 as the second story had been added. The family is buried in the Cedar Grove Cemetery on south McDonald. There is a large marker with the name Brown on it which can be seen from Industrial about 2/3 of the way back from McDonald. Julia lived alone in the house, downstairs, for many years after her children left and her husband and parents died. – Charlie Galbraith
Another interesting homebuilt in 1900 has been called the Murphy home and is located on Virginia St.
Lifestyle in McKinney Sowing more McKinney Home Values.
McKinney’s economy is diverse and offers a mix of industries – medical technology, data management, manufacturing, sustainability, aviation, defense, retail, office, and transportation.
McKinney has some great public schools for grades K – 12. The McKinney ISD provides crossing guards and on-site security and safety measures.
The private school of the McKinney Christian Academy offers students a Christian, interdenominational, college preparatory school. The academy offers exemplary education based on a biblical worldview.
The Collin County Community College in McKinney offers certificate, associate, and bachelor’s degrees.
There is outstanding entertainment during the week in McKinney and the cities nearby, especially on the weekends. Check out the coming events at Eventbrite.
McKinney is a wonderful town to raise your family. To search for the latest information McKinney Home Values and McKinney Homes, be sure to use our website.
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Why Live In McKinney, TX?
There are several reasons why people choose to live in McKinney, TX:
Strong Sense of Community: McKinney has a strong community spirit and a friendly atmosphere. The city offers a welcoming environment where residents can engage in various community events and activities. The historic downtown area, with its charming shops and restaurants, often serves as a focal point for community gatherings.
Excellent Quality of Life: McKinney consistently ranks among the top places to live in the United States. The city boasts excellent schools, a low crime rate, well-maintained neighborhoods, and a range of amenities that contribute to a high quality of life for its residents.
Vibrant Economy: McKinney’s economy is diverse and thriving, with a mix of industries such as healthcare, technology, manufacturing, and education. The city’s proximity to major employment centers like Dallas and Plano provides residents with job opportunities and easy access to urban amenities.
Historic and Cultural Heritage: McKinney has a rich history and preserves its historic downtown district, which is home to beautifully restored buildings, antique shops, and art galleries. The city embraces its cultural heritage through various events, festivals, and museums.
Parks and Recreation: McKinney offers an abundance of parks, green spaces, and recreational facilities. Residents can enjoy outdoor activities, sports fields, hiking trails, and picnic areas. Notable parks include Towne Lake Recreation Area, Bonnie Wenk Park, and Adriatica Village.
Shopping and Dining: McKinney has a wide array of shopping options, from large retail centers to boutique stores. The city also boasts a vibrant culinary scene, with numerous restaurants, cafes, and eateries offering diverse cuisines.
Family-Friendly Environment: McKinney is often considered a great place to raise a family. It provides excellent schools, family-oriented events, and safe neighborhoods with access to parks and recreational activities.
These are just a few of the reasons why people choose to live in McKinney.
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