Moving to McKinney

  • Median Home Price – $327,800
  • Median Rent – $1,442
  • Median Income – $100,775

Imagine a picture-perfect city, where you could leave the fast pace of the big city behind but still enjoy the amenities that come with living in a metropolitan area.

A place where your neighbors know your name, where you can either spend your evenings enjoying a quiet Texan sunset or liven things up with a night on the town. Places like this really do exist, and proof can be found in McKinney.

We think of McKinney as a little slice of paradise, and we’re pretty sure that you’re going to feel the same way.

But where is McKinney, you ask?

It’s nestled in the heartbeat of the Dallas-Fort Worth metro area and it’s the home of our Willowcreek at Auburn Hills community. It’s one of our favorite places in northern Texas and we can’t wait to tell you all about it.

About McKinney

McKinney is a growing, thriving city that sits just over 30 miles north of Dallas. It’s the county seat of Collin County, where it holds the number two spot to Plano as the largest city.

That isn’t to say that McKinney is buzzing with the same energy as other larger cities in the area. In fact, even though it’s ranked in the top twenty of Texas’s most populous and fastest growing cities, the atmosphere is quite different from what you’ll find in the nearby metro areas.

McKinney sits nestled between Dallas and the northern state border. It serves as a transitional point between the major DFW metro area and the wide open, big sky country of northern Texas. In other words, McKinney is the best of both worlds.

You’ll find that this blend of big city and small town culture is one of the many reasons that professionals and growing households are flocking to the area.

With Plano, Dallas, Arlington, and Fort Worth all being a reasonable commute away, McKinney has become the perfect respite to call home for people who work in the DFW metro area.

Enjoy Historic Downtown McKinney

McKinney has the distinction of being home to one of the oldest thriving historic downtown areas in the entire state of Texas.

The charming downtown area still holds its aesthetic appeal from days gone by, but unlike many other historic downtown areas, the one in McKinney has grown with the community to provide restaurants and boutiques that easily compete with anything that you’ll find in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

Historic downtown McKinney is home to more than 120 unique shops and boutiques, along with plenty of restaurants, cafes and galleries.

It’s become the hub of culture and leisure for the city, and you’ll find it easy to lose an entire day strolling along the square, window shopping and engaging with groups of people that are always friendly and welcoming.

The energy and vibrancy of the historic downtown district are impossible to describe in words but don’t worry.

Between the shopping, eateries, nightlife and community events, there will be plenty of opportunities for you to get more acquainted with the district and discover for yourself why everyone loves this thriving central area of McKinney.

Did you know? 

McKinney was named after Collin McKinney, one of the people who signed the Texas Declaration of Independence. The first post office was also established in 1848, and Joel F. Stewart became the postmaster. McKinney was originally incorporated as a town in 1849 and reincorporated as a city on May 28, 1859.

Things you shouldn’t miss in McKinney

Restaurants to visit in McKinney

  • Sugarbacon
  • Harvest
  • Emporium Pies
  • Cadillac Pizza (they have this brisket and goat cheese pizza that is life changing)
  • Patina Green

Shopping in McKinney

  • Petals and Vines
  • Ambrosia
  • Chase Hall
  • Homeology
  • Uptown
  • Plum Creek Primatives

Nearby Attractions

  • Wilson Creek Park
  • Collin County Youth and Farm Museum
  • Old Post Office Museum
  • Heard Natural Science Museum
  • Van Alstyne Museum
  • Dallas World Aquarium

Travel to the past again!

While spending a day in the historic district is a great way to see how the past connects to the future, it isn’t the only historical location in McKinney.

Between being the county seat of Collin County and the close proximity to the Dallas-Fort Worth area, McKinney has plenty of its own history to share – and one of the places you can go to get a glimpse of it is Chestnut Square Historical Park.

Located just a few blocks south of the downtown district, a stroll through the park will put you face to face with nearly a dozen buildings that were constructed in the late 1800s through the turn of the century. These buildings – mostly built between 1854 and 1930 – have all been perfectly preserved and now serve as a visual reminder of McKinney’s growth over the years.

With volunteers that dress up in period costumes and live demonstrations on the activities of daily life in McKinney during that time period, it’s easy to let yourself slip back into time and enjoy the beauty and simplicity of days gone by.


In McKinney, the summers are hot and muggy, the winters are cold and windy, and it is partly cloudy year round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 35°F to 96°F and is rarely below 22°F or above 101°F.

Based on the beach/pool score, the best time of year to visit McKinney for hot-weather activities is from early June to mid September.

Planning to move to McKinney?

If you’re considering McKinney, Texas as the possible location of your new home, we’d like to encourage you to visit and immerse yourself in the culture for a day or two.

We have high standards for the cities and towns that we choose to build our communities in, and McKinney has exceeded every one of them.

Your mind is going to be made up once you experience McKinney and the beauty of Willowcreek at Auburn Hills.

Looking for movers in McKinney?

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