McKinney

Welcome to McKinney

Where history meets modern elegance
 
In the heart of Texas, just 32 miles north of Dallas, lies McKinney, a suburb that beautifully marries historic charm with modern development. As the third-largest city in Collin County, McKinney is a gem in the Dallas–Fort Worth metroplex, offering a unique living experience that's hard to find elsewhere. The city's historic downtown is one of the oldest and most vibrant in Texas, brimming with over 120 unique small businesses and an array of locally-owned restaurants that boast some of the finest dining in North Texas.
 
McKinney's charm doesn't just lie in its bustling downtown. The city is celebrated for its beautifully preserved architecture and tree-lined streets that evoke a sense of nostalgia. The area’s commitment to modern development ensures residents enjoy contemporary comforts and amenities. McKinney’s strategic location makes it a perfect blend of suburban tranquility and urban accessibility, providing an ideal setting for both families and professionals.
 

What to Love

  • Home to a historic downtown with preserved architecture and a rich cultural scene
  • A plethora of green spaces and parks with a commitment to preserving natural beauty
  • Access to several highly-regarded school districts
  • Proximity to major highways and the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex
  • A unique combination of historic charm and modern development that enriches the living experience

Local Lifestyle

McKinney residents enjoy a lifestyle that is both culturally rich and relaxed. The community here values its historical roots while embracing modern advancements. This creates a unique atmosphere where one can stroll through historic neighborhoods, enjoy contemporary art galleries, or relax in beautifully maintained parks. The city's commitment to preserving green spaces means residents never have to stray far from nature. McKinney's well-planned neighborhoods foster a sense of community and belonging, making it not just a place to live but a place to thrive.
 

Dining and Entertainment

When it comes to dining, McKinney is a culinary treasure. Harvest at the Masonic emphasizes farm-to-table dining, showcasing the best of local produce in their seasonal dishes. For a more traditional yet elegant experience, Rick's Chophouse offers classic steakhouse fare in a sophisticated setting. If you're in the mood for something casual with a vibrant atmosphere, Cadillac Pizza Pub is the go-to place for delicious pizzas and live music.
 
Entertainment in McKinney is as diverse as its dining scene. The city's calendar is packed with events that cater to a variety of interests, ensuring that there's always something happening in McKinney. The Red White and Boom Parade & Fireworks Festival on the 4th of July is a spectacular celebration of independence, while the McKinney Oktoberfest offers a taste of German culture with its lively festivities. For a unique holiday experience, Home for the Holidays: A McKinney Christmas transforms the city into a winter wonderland, and the Krewe of Barkus is a fun-filled event for pet lovers and their furry friends.
 

Things to Do

In McKinney, activities and attractions are abundant. The city's historic downtown area is not just a shopping and dining destination but also a cultural heart where art galleries and boutiques offer unique finds. Walking through the downtown streets is like stepping back in time, yet with all the modern comforts at your fingertips.
 
For outdoor enthusiasts, McKinney's commitment to green spaces is evident in its well-maintained parks and recreational areas. These parks serve as a natural oasis in the city, perfect for family picnics, jogging, or simply enjoying the outdoors.
 

Schools

Education in McKinney is top-notch, with access to several excellent school districts such as Frisco ISD, Allen ISD, Prosper ISD, McKinney ISD, and Melissa ISD. These districts are known for their commitment to providing high-quality education and a range of programs to cater to diverse student needs and interests.

Overview for McKinney, TX

189,394 people live in McKinney, where the median age is 36.9 and the average individual income is $46,671. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

189,394

Total Population

36.9 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$46,671

Average individual Income

Around McKinney, TX

There's plenty to do around McKinney, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

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Car-Dependent
Walking Score
53
Bikeable
Bike Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Market at Fairview, Full Circle Fitness, and Empower Weight Loss Associates.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Shopping 4.84 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.46 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.37 miles 10 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 1.92 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.02 miles 35 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.43 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for McKinney, TX

McKinney has 65,770 households, with an average household size of 2.86. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in McKinney do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 189,394 people call McKinney home. The population density is 2,828.34 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

189,394

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

36.9

Median Age

49.32 / 50.68%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

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25-64 Years

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65-74 Years

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75+ Years

Education Level

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  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree
65,770

Total Households

2.86

Average Household Size

$46,671

Average individual Income

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60+ Minutes

Schools in McKinney, TX

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The following schools are within or nearby McKinney. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
5/5
Burks Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
1/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
1/5
Caldwell Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
3/5
Arthur H McNeil Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
3/5
Roy Lee Walker Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
Leonard Evans Junior Middle
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
4/5
Lizzie Nell Cundiff McClure Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
5/5
Jim And Betty Hughes Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
4/5
Lois Lindsey Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 6th
5/5
Sonntag Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
4/5
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
4/5
Slaughter Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
Reuben Johnson Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
PUBLIC
7th - 12th
No rating available
Albert & Iola Lee Davis Malvern Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
No rating available
McKinney Boyd High School
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
4/5
Gary And Bobbye Jack Minshew Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
J B Wilmeth Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
Jesse McGowen Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
Valley Creek Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
5/5
Jack And June Furr Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
4/5
Imagine International Academy Of North Texas
PUBLIC
K - 12th
5/5
Mooneyham Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
3/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
Glen Oaks Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
C T Eddins Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
Earl & Lottie Wolford Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
Dean And Mildred Bennett Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
Dr Jack Cockrill Middle
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
5/5
Herman Lawson Early Childhood School
PUBLIC
PreK - PreK
No rating available
Primrose School Of Stone Brooke
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
5/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
4/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
1/5
McKinney Christian Academy
PRIVATE
PreK - 12th
No rating available
Collin County J J A E P
PUBLIC
12th - 12th
No rating available
County Residential Center
PUBLIC
5th - 12th
1/5
Jose De Jesus And Maria Luisa Vega Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
4/5
McKinney North High School
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
4/5
Scott Morgan Johnson Middle
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
3/5
Collin County J J A E P
PUBLIC
10th - 12th
No rating available
Collin County J J A E P
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
PUBLIC
9th - 11th
No rating available
Naomi Press Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
Collin County J J A E P
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
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