McKinney TX Homes for Sale and Community Information
McKinney, Texas is a larger city in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex. Those that have invested in McKinney real estate more recently may find it hard to imagine that the population was only about 21,000 in 1990. Today, this most modern of cities is home to about 141,000 individuals. It continues to serve as the county seat of Collin County. In the September 2012 edition of CNN Money magazine, McKinney ranked second on The magazine's list of the "Best Places to Live in the United States." The city had previously been ranked 14th by CNN Money in 2008 and fifth in 2010.
The community is named after Collin McKinney, one of the signers of the Texas Declaration of Independence. He later served as a congressman for the Republic's Red River district. William Davis originally owned 3,000-acres in the area. In 1849, Davis donated 120-acres for a town to be established. At the time, fewer than 40 people lived in the area. Within a decade, McKinney was incorporated. This center of commerce continued to grow; in the 1880s an opera house was even built. McKinney grew into a major agribusiness center. By the 1980s, the focus was shifting to McKinney becoming a bedroom community for those working primarily in Dallas and Plano.
Parks and Recreation
Many find the beauty and tranquility of the Heard Natural Science Museum and Wildlife Sanctuary
to be quite surprising amidst the hustle and bustle of the metroplex. A well-developed eco-system has been developed here that has attracted many bird species and lots of butterflies. Monarchs and Swallowtails are among the regular visitors to the butterfly garden. Nature hikes are popular at this sanctuary located between McKinney and Fairview.
Attractions and Activities
Chestnut Square Historic Village
is a collection of historic structures just off of McKinney's town square. The village hosts a series of historic, educational and patriotic events throughout the year.
Cultural and theatrical events abound throughout the year in the ornate and historic McKinney Performing Arts Center
MPAC. The facility is housed in the renovated old Collin County Courthouse. During the holiday season, performances of The Nutcracker often come to the MPAC.
The prospective McKinney home buyer will find a wealth of McKinney TX real estate options. Many larger, modern McKinney homes for sale include amenities like multi-car garages, in-ground pools, and all-brick construction. Those interested in the more historic and classic homes for sale in McKinney can look at McKinney homes in and around the historic district. The residential real estate in McKinney runs the gamut from developed lots to luxurious estates. The Robertson Team
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