Anna Real Estate Information

A small but growing community in Collin County, the community of Anna, Texas, was home to a population of more than 1,200 residents at the 2000 census. However, Collin County is one of the fastest growing counties in the state, and Anna's population will undoubtedly be measured much higher at the next census. An estimate taken in 2008 put the population at more than 8,200, a remarkable increase since 2000. The city makes up an area of less than two square miles.

Anna is a bout 45 miles north of Dallas on US 75 and Highway 5, making it within a reasonable distance for commuters. The median household income for residents at the 2000 census was just over $45,000, and 2007 figures showed the average residential real estate to be worth more than $82,000. Because of the surging population, many new commercial, residential and retail properties have been and are being developed to supply the influx of population. A 13,000-square-foot retail center and two 10,000-square-foot retail centers are currently under development.

Europeans came to the area in the early 19th century, and Anna was settled around the mid 1850s. The town was organized in 1883, after its primary settlement, called Mantua, was wiped out when it was bypassed by a railroad line passing through town.

The city maintains five parks and one trail, and the city is just east of Hurricane Creek Country Club. Children and teenagers in Anna are assigned to institutions within the Anna Independent School District, which consists of two elementary schools, a middle and a high school. Construction and education are the two leading industries for residents to find employment in, and the nearest hospital is 15 miles away in McKinney.