McKinney is located just north of Plano and is the county seat of Collin County. It covers 58.3 square miles and has a population of 73,550. It is one of the fastest growing communities in North Texas and boosts a wide variety of local industries, which contributes to the city’s economy. McKinney is known for its quaint Victorian and Greek revival type homes and especially for the McKinney Square, which surrounds the old Courthouse with unique shopping, restaurants and antique shops. Even though the area is rapidly growing, McKinney still maintains a “small town” feeling.

McKinney residents have plenty of housing opportunities, ranging from the historical district to master-planned communities of El Dorado and Stonebridge Ranch. The city features a variety of parks, recreation areas and five golf courses. Water sports and leisure are nearby at Lake Lavon (22 Miles and Lake Texoma (48 miles). The city is home to Texas Instruments, Blockbuster Video and Experian.

Most students attend school in the McKinney Independent School District, averaging among the highest Metroplex SAT scores. Collin County Community College provides higher and continuing education opportunities for many residents, and several universities are within a 30-mile radius.

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