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Where to Retire in McKinney and Home Prices

Zillow reports the median home value in McKinney in mid-2017 was $297,600. There are active adult communities in McKinney-see link at right.

What is special about McKinney

There is a lot that is special about McKinney- It has one of the state's largest historic districts, and is home to the McKinney Performing Arts Center (MPAC), a Public Art Program, a large finess and aqutics center, the Heard Natural Science Museum and Wildlife Sanctuary, and the largest and longest-running flea market in Noth Texas.  It also has a hospital, a community college, a golf course, and many parks.

What is not special about McKinney

Hot and humid summers, home prices are higher than the national average, and high property taxes

Climate and Physical Environment

McKinney is part of the blackland prairies with hot and humid summers with the average July temperature 83 degrees.  Janurary's average temperature is 45 degrees. 

Restaurants & Cultural Scene

The McKinney Performing Arts Center is in the center of the historic district as are shops and restaurants. The theater in the Collin County Courthouse offers off-broadway, comedy and concerts; Myers Park is made up of 158 acres and has partnered with the Collin County Farm Museum, and the Collin County Master Gardeners and hosts several events; The Heard Natural Science Museum and Wildlife Sanctuary features education, conservation and the preservation of nature with many classes, birding, and canoe trails. 

Crime

McKinney has a low crime rate.

Medical facilities

Medical City McKinney is located here.

Transportation

McKinney National Airport provides private and business service, and the nearest International airport is in Dallas, about 35 miles away. Mckinney has no public transportation service, and most neighborhoods are not walkable.

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