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  • 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

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  • 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 
  • McKinney ranked in the Best Cities for Homeownership in 2014 according to NerdWallet
  • 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.