Celina Real Estate Information

One of the growing communities in Collin County, the city of Celina, Texas, sits on a land area of just under two square miles, extending partially into neighboring Denton County. At the time of the U.S. census in 2000, Celina's population was measured at just under 1,900. However, the county and the area has been experiencing some of the highest population growth rates in the nation, and an estimate taken in 2009 put Celina's population at now more than 5,500.

The community lies about halfway between Dallas and the state's border with Oklahoma, about 40 miles from either location, either reachable by State Highway 289, which runs north-south through Celina. Real estate values are modest here, but on the rise, as the average value of house or condo properties in 2007 was estimated at nearly $95,000, while median household income was estimated during that same time at just over $42,000. Since 1999, much of the rural land available for sale has tripled in value because of the growth in population and the resulting boom in development.

Celina was established in 1879 and was named after the city of Celina, Tennessee, the hometown of John Mulkey, the town's founder. The city's location was moved about one mile north of its original site in 1902 because of the location of the St. Louis, San Francisco and Texas Railway running through the area. Celina incorporated in 1907. The area is mostly open fields and rolling hills, and the air temperatures here are typically four to six degrees cooler than the temperature in Dallas.

Children settled in Celina will be assigned to the Celina Independent School District, which is made up of single elementary, intermediate, middle and high schools. The school system is known for its perennially successful high school football team, which has eight state titles. City parks include Founders Station Park, Preston Streams Park and Old Celina Park. The area is served by the Celina Community Library, and the nearest hospital is about 15 miles away in Allen. Construction, education and health care are the most highly represented industries.