McKinney is home to two firsts in “green” initiatives – the first environmental-experiment Wal-Mart store in the country, built in 2005, and the first environmentally-conscious Toyota dealership, Patt Lobb Toyota.
Downtown McKinney is one of the oldest authentic downtowns in Texas, with homes, commercial buildings, museums and bed and breakfasts dating back to the mid-1800s. The historic district boasts about 1,400 historic buildings, with many “housing” ghosts; ghost stories and legends abounds with Chestnut Square Historic Village offering ghost tours to guests.
Olympic track gold medalist Michael Johnson selected McKinney for the location of his Michael Johnson Performance Center, a training facility for amateur and professional athletes as well as aspiring Olympic athletes.
McKinney was ranked the #1 Best Place to Live by CNN and Money Magazine in 2014, up from #2 in 2013, #5 in 2010 and #14 in 2008. McKinney is the only Texas city to make the Top 15 on four consecutive lists.
The Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex is the fourth largest metropolitan area in the country, and McKinney’s complete build-out is predicted to rank it as the fourth largest city in the metroplex.
McKinney was named the #1 Best Places to Live in America by Money Magazine in 2014
America’s Promise Alliance listed McKinney on the 100 Best Communities for Young People in 2012
McKinney Air Center was voted the #1 Fixed Base Operator and Control Tower in America in 2014 according to FltPlan.com
McKinney ranked in the Best Cities for Homeownership in 2014 according to NerdWallet
WalletHub.com rated McKinney the #2 Best Real Estate Market in the country. WalletHub’s analysts compared 300 cities across two key dimensions, including “Real-Estate Market” and “Affordability and Economic Environment.”
They used 21 relevant metrics. Each metric was graded on a 100-point scale, with a score of 100 representing the healthiest housing market.