Location: McKinney is located 30 miles north of Dallas on US 75 and is the County Seat of Collin County Texas.  It has a population of 260,000 making it the ninth largest city in Texas.  The city includes 71 square miles and borders seven other suburbs.  Just 30 miles north of downtown Dallas, McKinney is a picturesque city with a small-town feel that is quite different from the Metroplex’s urban sprawl. Our friendly charm, green spaces and comfortable pace belied the fact that McKinney, with a population of nearly 128,000, is one of the fastest-growing cities in America. More about McKinney, Texas.

Lifestyle: Money Magazine released its annual list of Best Places to Live in America and McKinney, Texas is No. 1, after ranking No. 2 the last time Money Magazine ranked small cities. While many factors combine to make McKinney a truly special place in America, it is the people in McKinney who bring these vibrant qualities to life. That community spirit is embodied in a friendly, safe and inviting city that holds strong ties to its roots and history while enjoying rapid economic development and continually adding new amenities that compliment and expand our unique quality of life.

Amenities: Hometown atmosphere, great downtown square, variety of shops and restaurants, conveniently located with luxury and country living.

Population: 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. The most recent population estimate, as of January 1, 2014, is 149,082. Search for homes in McKinney.

History: For the first 125 years of its history, McKinney served as the principal commercial center for the county. The county seat provided farmers with flour, corn, and cotton mills, cotton gins, a cotton compress and cottonseed oil mill, as well as banks, churches, schools, newspapers, and, from the 1880s, an opera house. Businesses also came to include a textile mill, an ice company, a large dairy, and a garment-manufacturing company. The population grew from 35 in 1848 to 4,714 in 1912. By 1953 McKinney had a population of more than 10,000 and 355 businesses. The town continued to serve as an agribusiness center for the county until the late 1960s.

Schools: McKinney High School, McKinney North High School, McKinney Boyd High School, Serenity High School, Dowell Middle School, Evans Middle School, Faubion Middle School, Scott Johnson Middle School, Cockrill Middle School, Bennett Elementary, Burks Elementary, Caldwell Elementary, McNeil Elementary, Minshew Elementary, Slaughter Elementary, Valley Creek Elementary, Vega Elementary, Walker Elementary, Webb Elementary, Wilmeth Elementary, Wolford Elementary, Press Elementary, McGowen Elementary. More about McKinney ISD.

Companies: McKinney is a growing community.  Raytheon recently bought a 3,600 - employee division to town, and companies in green energy, aviation and medical services have move to this area.  There are many Fortune 500 companies just minutes away from McKinney.