McKinney Real Estate Information

The county seat of Collin County, McKinney, Texas, is also the county's second largest city, after Plano. It, like many other cities in Collin County, has been experiencing an extreme surge in growth in the past decade, and as of an estimated taken in 2008, McKinney's population was up to more than 120,000, up from just under 55,000 at the time of the 2000 census.

The city makes up an area of just under 60 square miles, and it, like the county, is named after Collin McKinney, a resident who was one of the men who signed the Texas Declaration of Independence. Household income is on the rise in McKinney as well, with a 2007 estimate putting average household income at nearly $75,000. With the rise in incomes in the city has come the rise of the value of real estate in the area as well.

Children who reside in McKinney are mostly zoned to schools in the McKinney Independent School District, but some on outlying areas in the west are assigned to the nearby Frisco Independent School District and some in the south are sent to the Allen Independent School District. The McKinney school district includes four high schools, five middle schools and 19 elementary schools. For higher education, the city is the home of the Central Campus of Collin College.

McKinney's top 10 employers, all with more than 800 workers, include: Raytheon; McKinney Independent School District; Collin County; Wal-Mart; Lattimore Materials; Blockbuster Entertainment Group; McKinney Medical Center; the City of McKinney; Collin County Community College; and Torchmark Company. It is also well known and has garnered national attention for its multiple newly constructed sustainable buildings, including the first sustainable school in the state. Attractions include the Heard-Craig Center for the Arts, the McKinney Performing Arts Center, three wineries, the Heard Natural Science Museum and Wildlife Sanctuary. The city operates Myers Park & Event Center, Towne Lake Recreation Area and the Old Settlers Aquatic Center.