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McKinney is a city in and the county seat of Collin County, Texas, United States, and the second in population to Plano. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the city's 2010 population was 131,117 making it the nineteenth most populous city in the state of Texas. It is part of the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex. The Census Bureau listed McKinney as the nation's fastest growing city from 2000 to 2003 and again in 2006, among cities with more than 50,000 people. In 2007 it was ranked second-fastest growing among cities with more than 100,000 people and in 2008 as third-fastest.

Located just thirty-two miles north of Dallas, the City of McKinney, Texas, serves as the county seat for Collin County. Situated just west of State Highway 5, McKinney wasn’t always the county seat. Prior to 1848 it was Buckner that held the honor. However, in 1848, because Buckner wasn’t within three miles of the county center, a county seat requirement by the First Legislature of Texas, McKinney was selected as the new seat and has been such since that time. Fitting, since Collin County and the City of McKinney share a namesake having both been named for Collin McKinney, signer of the Texas Declaration of Independence.

Incorporated in 1913, the City of McKinney serves as Collin County’s commercial center until surpassed in size by Plano in 1970. By the mid-1980’s McKinney had become a popular commuter town among those working in Dallas and Plano. Since that time McKinney has continued to experience impressive growth. In 1990 this remarkable community was home to approximately 21,300 residents, but by 2000 it had grown to around 54,400 residents. This remarkable growth is attributed to the city’s great location near popular destinations like Lake Lewisville, and its long list of remarkable amenities including multiple golf courses, hiking and biking trails, picturesque parks and excellent options for dining, shopping and entertainment.

In addition to all of these splendid features, McKinney also has truly impressive real estate options. Home to a plethora of delightful neighborhoods and subdivisions such as Shiloh Ranch, Estates of Verona and Sorrellwood Park, it isn’t difficult to understand why McKinney has been ranked No. 1 on Money Magazine’s list of the “Best Places to Live” in the nation. Homes for sale in McKinney vary in age, size, architectural style and therefore price. While there are occasionally exceptions, single family homes for sale in McKinney ordinarily range from around $360,000 to $640,000. The high quality of homes for sale in McKinney, as well as the broad price range, give homebuyers multiple options. Its beautiufl homes and long list of amenties contributed to McKinney being ranked No. 9 on the list of the “Best Suburbs to Buy a House in Texas.”

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