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McKinney, Texas

Located just 30 miles north of Dallas, McKinney's gently rolling hills, tree lined neighborhoods, historic downtown and beautiful parks give the city a small town feel - Quite different from the Metroplex .

The friendly charm and comfortable pace is why McKinney, with a population of more than 100,000, is one of the fastest growing cities in America

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The 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 Square.

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 many.

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 course.

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.

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