Explore McKinney

The nation continues to recognize McKinney as a stand-out community with some of the most recent accolades including the August 2010 issue of Money Magazine ranking McKinney #5 on their list of the Best Places to Live in the country. Factors considered included employment, schools, crime and safety, as well as overall quality of life aspects including a feeling of community pride. According to the listing, McKinney’s Historic Downtown and hometown spirit set the city apart from the rest of suburban America. This adds to the accolades already received from Forbes, Best Life Magazine, CNN Money and more.  One large monthly draw that brings folks to McKinney is the Third Monday Trade Days which is the oldest and largest monthly trade days/flea market in North Texas.  Another monthly event is the Farmers Market of McKinney located just of the old downtown square which is ranked number 3 in Texas and number 12 in the Nation.  When needing to travel, DFW International Airport and Dallas Love Field Airport are just a short 30 minute drive away.  If you are looking for an excuse to get out of town, Choctaw Casino is a short 60 minute drive away with its brand new Hotel and Concert facility.  If you are looking for a little sun and relaxation, you can drive 10 minutes away to the new Hawaiian Falls Water Park or you can explore the endless city parks, hike and bike trails.  In McKinney, it’s all at your finger tips.