splendor of Victorian charm awaits those who plan to settle in
historic McKinney, Texas. Just north of Dallas, McKinney is home
to over 1,700 historic homes and buildings, award-winning
antique and specialty shops nestled in the historic Courthouse
McKinney is located at the top of the North
Dallas Technology Corridor. As the county seat of Collin County, one of
the fastest growing counties in the nation, McKinney is experiencing
phenomenal residential and commercial growth. In 1998, McKinney
celebrated its 150th birthday, and its history and tradition give it
much of its cultural identity. With a population of just under 70,000
residents, McKinney still has a small-town feel that is reminiscent of
its agricultural beginnings. There are three historic districts and an
historic downtown square that thrives with activity. World class
education, state-of-the-art health care, responsive city government and
an involved business community make McKinney the prototype "home town"
For those who enjoy the outdoors, McKinney
offers a variety of attractions. The Heard Natural Science Museum and
Wildlife Sanctuary has over four miles of nature trails, a native plant
garden, natural science exhibits and bird watching. The Collin County Youth
Park and Farm Museum offers camping in addition to a Farm Museum. Towne Lake
Recreation Area features a lake, trails, picnic pavilions and playgrounds.
Baseball, soccer, boxing, gymnastics and golf are available for the sports
fan, whether playing or cheering.
The city highlights numerous new and
established neighborhoods graced by schools, churches, parks, hike and bike
trails, golf courses, tennis courts, and other family amenities. The city is
especially proud of its two major master-planned communities, Eldorado of
McKinney and Stonebridge Ranch. Eldorado's initial development began over
twenty years ago, but it is still a premier community for the resale of
previously owned homes. Many additional neighborhoods have sprung up around
Eldorado featuring an abundance of new homes. The Eldorado area is home of
the Eldorado Country Club, which features a championship 18-hole golf
Stonebridge Ranch encompasses 5,000 acres of planned development,
representing the largest single tract of land ever annexed into an existing
city in the history of the state of Texas. Stonebridge Ranch currently has
over 37 different villages of new homes to choose from, with more villages
to be developed. This development features two country clubs with
championship golf courses, with a third course in the development stages.
The Stonebridge Country Club golf course is a Pete Dye signature course and
has played host to the NCAA national tournament, among others. Its sister
club, the Ranch Country Club, features a 27-hole course designed by
nationally prominent Arthur Hills.
Several attractive apartment communities are available in McKinney, with
others under construction. Housing designated for senior citizens is
available which includes retirement villages and assisted living facilities.
Located just thirty minutes north of Dallas, McKinney is a world away from
the bustle of the city. From its Courthouse Square and historic homes to its
museums, cultural events and championship golf courses, McKinney offers a
wide variety of exciting experiences to its visitors and residents. From
homes that are very well-priced, to a perfect climate, and all the
activities you could ever dream of, McKinney offers it all! Come and be a
part of the fastest-growing area in the nation.