McKinney

In addition to its small-town charm, McKinney also offers wide-ranging opportunities for visitors to satisfy every item on their list of cool things to do and see. Topping the must-see list is downtown McKinney, where preserved history meets thriving contemporary commerce. Over 100 one-of-a-kind shops and a dozen restaurants, including the Cadillac Pizza Pub, line picturesque streets.

McKinney’s town square is home to the Historic Collin County Courthouse, built in 1875. The former government building houses one of the city’s most popular attractions, the McKinney Performing Arts Center. The group stages productions most weekends. Carriage rides, wine tastings, art galleries and live entertainment all add to the ambiance.

Another item on McKinney’s must-see list is the Chestnut Square Historic Village. Located south of downtown, Chestnut Square’s 2.5-acre grounds include six historic homes, a one-room schoolhouse, general store, blacksmith shop, smokehouse and chapel. Tours are available Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday at 11 a.m. Intrepid visitors can take a lantern-lit ghost tour every third Saturday at 8 p.m. to explore McKinney’s spookier side.

Downtown McKinney is the starting point for even more historic treasures. At the Convention and Visitors Bureau, pick up a handout for a self-guided historic walking tour that begins northwest of the courthouse. Stroll through nearby neighborhoods to survey more than 40 homes showcasing distinct architecture from the late 1800s through 1920.

Tourists can explore natural treasures at the 289-acre Heard Natural Science Museum and Wildlife Sanctuary. This popular McKinney attraction features nature trails, exotic animal exhibits and amphibian and reptile displays. Adventurous types can try out the ropes courses to gain a new perspective on nature.

For competitive outdoor adventures, McKinney offers diverse sports venues. Tourists can watch or play golf, baseball, soccer, tennis, cricket, lacrosse, disc golf or hockey. Scenic city parks have room for dogs to roam, as well as lighted baseball diamonds and comfortable event pavilions.

McKinney hosts annual and ongoing events for residents and tourists alike. Each February, the Krewe of Barkus Mardi Gras Dog Parade and Festival comes to town. A family favorite, the parade invites humans and their canine companions to show off their craziest, most colorful costumes as they stroll through the downtown district. Another longtime favorite is Third Monday Trade Days, held one weekend each month for treasure hunters. The event continues a century-old McKinney tradition and is the largest flea market in North Texas.

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Area and Demographic Info for McKinney, Texas:

Median Age: 33.80 Median Home Sales Price: $242,967 Median Household Income: $84,013 Median Commute Time: 26.00 mins

Population: 153,362
Population Density: 2,465/sq mi
Population Change Since 2000: 16.90%
Education Climate: 3
Married: 69,351
Number of Households: 52,083
Households with children: 24,385
Average Household Size: 2.90
Annual Residential Turnover: 15.53%
Change in Average Household Income: 10.91%
Closest Major Sports Team: FRISCO ROUGHRIDERS (AA)
Closest Airport: Dallas Love Field
Closest College: UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT DALLAS
Closest Jr. College: COLLIN COUNTY COMMUNITY CLG-CENTRAL PARK

Schools:

Preschool

School Name Distance Type Grades
MCKINNEY CHRISTIAN ACADEMY 0.63 mi PRIVATE PRESCHOOL-12
HERMAN LAWSON EARLY CHILDHOOD CENTER 0.71 mi PUBLIC PRESCHOOL-PRESCHOOL
OUR SAVIOR LUTHERAN SCHOOL 1.01 mi PRIVATE PRESCHOOL-PRESCHOOL
LITTLE SAINTS SCHOOL 1.15 mi PRIVATE PRESCHOOL-PRESCHOOL
NORTH TEXAS CHRISTIAN ACADEMY 1.64 mi PRIVATE PRESCHOOL-9
PRIMROSE SCHOOL OF STONE BROOKE 2.39 mi PRIVATE PRESCHOOL-K
CORNERSTONE CHRISTIAN ACADEMY 2.43 mi PRIVATE PRESCHOOL-12
LIZZIE NELL CUNDIFF MCCLURE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 2.59 mi PUBLIC PRESCHOOL-5
JOHN A BAKER 2.71 mi PUBLIC PRESCHOOL-4
HOLY FAMILY SCHOOL 2.72 mi PRIVATE PRESCHOOL-K
FAITH CHRISTIAN ACADEMY 3.29 mi PRIVATE PRESCHOOL-6
PRIMROSE SCHOOL OF ELDORADO 3.3 mi PRIVATE PRESCHOOL-K
GOOD SHEPHERD MONTESSORI SCHOOL 3.79 mi PRIVATE PRESCHOOL-6
MONTESSORI ACADEMY AT WESTRIDGE 5.67 mi PRIVATE PRESCHOOL-K
ROBERT MULTER SCHOOL 6.19 mi PRIVATE PRESCHOOL-8

Elementary

School Name Distance Type Grades
J B WILMETH ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 0.41 mi PUBLIC K-5
MCKINNEY CHRISTIAN ACADEMY 0.63 mi PRIVATE PRESCHOOL-12
SLAUGHTER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 0.87 mi PUBLIC K-5
JOSE DE JESUS AND MARIA LUISA VEGA 0.95 mi PUBLIC K-5
IMAGINE INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY OF NORTH TEXAS 0.99 mi PUBLIC K-12
BURKS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 1.53 mi PUBLIC K-5
NORTH TEXAS CHRISTIAN ACADEMY 1.64 mi PRIVATE PRESCHOOL-9
CALDWELL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 2.09 mi PUBLIC K-5
PRIMROSE SCHOOL OF STONE BROOKE 2.39 mi PRIVATE PRESCHOOL-K
GARY AND BOBBYE JACK MINSHEW ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 2.41 mi PUBLIC K-5
CORNERSTONE CHRISTIAN ACADEMY 2.43 mi PRIVATE PRESCHOOL-12
ELLIOTT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 2.48 mi PUBLIC K-5
COUNTY RESIDENTIAL CENTER 2.52 mi PUBLIC 4-12
LIZZIE NELL CUNDIFF MCCLURE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 2.59 mi PUBLIC PRESCHOOL-5
NAOMI PRESS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 2.6 mi PUBLIC K-5
JOHN A BAKER 2.71 mi PUBLIC PRESCHOOL-4
HOLY FAMILY SCHOOL 2.72 mi PRIVATE PRESCHOOL-K
VALLEY CREEK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 2.75 mi PUBLIC K-5
ROY LEE WALKER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 2.75 mi PUBLIC K-5
ALBERT & IOLA LEE DAVIS MALVERN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 2.82 mi PUBLIC K-5
FINCH ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 2.83 mi PUBLIC K-5
WEBB ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 2.86 mi PUBLIC K-5
GLEN OAKS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 3.08 mi PUBLIC K-5
FAITH CHRISTIAN ACADEMY 3.29 mi PRIVATE PRESCHOOL-6
PRIMROSE SCHOOL OF ELDORADO 3.3 mi PRIVATE PRESCHOOL-K
ARTHUR HIGH MCNEIL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 3.56 mi PUBLIC K-5
REUBEN JOHNSON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 3.67 mi PUBLIC K-5
GOOD SHEPHERD MONTESSORI SCHOOL 3.79 mi PRIVATE PRESCHOOL-6
EARL & LOTTIE WOLFORD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 3.83 mi PUBLIC K-5
JESSE MCGOWEN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 4.08 mi PUBLIC K-5
DEAN AND MILDRED BENNETT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 4.24 mi PUBLIC K-5
C T EDDINS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 4.56 mi PUBLIC K-5
LOIS LINDSEY ELEMENTARY 4.72 mi PUBLIC K-6
OGLE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 5.57 mi PUBLIC K-5
SONNTAG ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 5.65 mi PUBLIC K-5
MONTESSORI ACADEMY AT WESTRIDGE 5.67 mi PRIVATE PRESCHOOL-K
ROBERT MULTER SCHOOL 6.19 mi PRIVATE PRESCHOOL-8

Middle

School Name Distance Type Grades
MCKINNEY CHRISTIAN ACADEMY 0.63 mi PRIVATE PRESCHOOL-12
IMAGINE INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY OF NORTH TEXAS 0.99 mi PUBLIC K-12
FAUBION MIDDLE SCHOOL 1.33 mi PUBLIC 6-8
NORTH TEXAS CHRISTIAN ACADEMY 1.64 mi PRIVATE PRESCHOOL-9
SCOTT MORGAN JOHNSON MIDDLE SCHOOL 1.69 mi PUBLIC 6-8
DR JACK COCKRILL MIDDLE SCHOOL 1.97 mi PUBLIC 6-8
CORNERSTONE CHRISTIAN ACADEMY 2.43 mi PRIVATE PRESCHOOL-12
COUNTY RESIDENTIAL CENTER 2.52 mi PUBLIC 4-12
DOWELL MIDDLE SCHOOL 2.79 mi PUBLIC 6-8
LEONARD EVANS JR MIDDLE SCHOOL 4.18 mi PUBLIC 6-8
SCOGGINS MIDDLE SCHOOL 5.32 mi PUBLIC 6-8
ROBERT MULTER SCHOOL 6.19 mi PRIVATE PRESCHOOL-8

High

School Name Distance Type Grades
MCKINNEY CHRISTIAN ACADEMY 0.63 mi PRIVATE PRESCHOOL-12
IMAGINE INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY OF NORTH TEXAS 0.99 mi PUBLIC K-12
SERENITY HIGH SCHOOL 1.1 mi PUBLIC 9-12
MCKINNEY NORTH HIGH SCHOOL 1.35 mi PUBLIC 9-12
MCKINNEY BOYD HIGH SCHOOL 1.69 mi PUBLIC 9-12
MCKINNEY HIGH SCHOOL 2.01 mi PUBLIC 9-12
CORNERSTONE CHRISTIAN ACADEMY 2.43 mi PRIVATE PRESCHOOL-12
COUNTY RESIDENTIAL CENTER 2.52 mi PUBLIC 4-12

Adult Other

School Name Distance Type Grades
CALDWELL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 2.09 mi PUBLIC K-5
GARY AND BOBBYE JACK MINSHEW ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 2.41 mi PUBLIC K-5
COUNTY RESIDENTIAL CENTER 2.52 mi PUBLIC 4-12
DOWELL MIDDLE SCHOOL 2.79 mi PUBLIC 6-8