Where can you stroll through historic tree-lined streets, catch a local theater performance, and sample fresh produce at the farmers’ market? You’ll find it all in the “little” big town of McKinney, Texas! Families love the active community’s annual festivals, great schools, plenteous parks and recreational opportunities, all with convenience to the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex.
Buying Your First Home in McKinney
If you’re looking to relocate to McKinney, CB JENI offers gorgeous, open designed townhomes perfect for first-time buyers or empty nesters looking to downsize. Currently available (but going fast) are townhomes in the Silverado community, with just a few homes still for sale this spring! The two and three-bedroom floorplans include attached two-car garages and feature packages that feel personalized to your taste. The HOA takes care of landscaping, roofing, and more!
Also in McKinney, the unique, brand-new master-planned Painted Tree community will feature CB JENI townhomes in its Village District in 2023. The picturesque, walkable neighborhood will include wooded trails, nature-inspired gathering spots, luxury pools, parks, and the stocked Painted Tree Lake ready for fishing. The completed community will include 3,400 units of single-family homes, townhomes, build-to-lease cottages, and multi-family rentals. Nature and exploration are at the heart of this new community.
Families love McKinney’s vibe, evidenced by its population more than doubling in size over the last decade. Still, the suburb of 220,000 residents maintains its close-knit charm and a bustling historic Main Street with 120 shops, restaurants, and businesses. Located just 40 miles north of downtown Dallas, McKinney-ites relish their location near the city without the urban traffic congestion and real estate prices.
Rankings help tell the story, and McKinney has been recognized on several national lists:
- #1 on Best Places to Live in America (Money Magazine, 2014)
- Top 10 Safest Cities in America (MoneyGeek, 2021)
- “A” grade for the McKinney Independent School District (Niche)
- Best Places for First-Time Homebuyers for Collin County, of which McKinney is the county seat (NerdWallet)
The business climate is welcoming and booming. The city’s largest employers include Baylor Scott & White Medical Center McKinney, Medical City McKinney, Raytheon Technologies, and Globe Life. In fact, Raytheon Intelligence & Space opened a large manufacturing plant in late 2021, expected to generate 500 skilled jobs, and plans another $200 million expansion in the future.
Things to Do
Downtown McKinney offers something for everyone. You can’t help but get drawn into one of the annual festivals. Dress up your pooch for the yearly Mardi Gras Dog Parade (20 years strong!) or feast your eyes and ears on visual arts, performing arts, and music during April’s Arts in Bloom. Every July, join the Red, White, and BOOM festival, Oktoberfest in the fall, and A McKinney Christmas kick-off on Thanksgiving weekend, with numerous festivals in between. Discover your family’s can’t-miss favorites!
Another long-held tradition is the Third Monday McKinney Trade Days, with roots back to the 1870s countywide market. Shoppers can stroll among vendors for food, antiques, trendy apparel, garage sale items, plus a variety of outdoor, pet, and beauty accessories. Don’t be confused; it’s held each Friday, Saturday, and Sunday before the third Monday of each month. See the schedule and details here.
McKinney’s motto “Unique by Nature” gives credence to the city’s gorgeous, innovative park system and the area’s rolling hills, streams, and lakes. If you love to slip away for a quiet afternoon of fishing, head to Towne Lake Recreation Area’s 22-acre lake or the other top fishing spots in McKinney. The Parks and Recreation Department has a host of activities for all ages, including Paint and Sip, juggling classes, and Tuesday Night Trivia. Find the seasonal activity guides here.
Discover extensive trails for hiking or biking and explore a playground perfect for your children’s adventurous spirits. Plus, the city offers plenty of outlets for golf enthusiasts and sports fans alike, including the PGA golf qualifiers and NCAA football championships. Cool off from the Texas heat at numerous local aquatic centers (like the Apex Centre) and splash pads. The Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary invites curiosity, with special nature exhibits and programs.
Culture, Music, & Food
Residents don’t need to travel to Dallas for a quality music scene and attractive nightlife. From live bands at downtown pubs to concerts at the Performing Arts Center, each week holds new possibilities. For those who want a taste of McKinney, discover walking tours like Food Walks of Texas. Visit one of the local breweries or enjoy a wine tasting at one of the downtown wineries.
Foodies will love the variety of cuisine, including mouth-watering barbecue and farm-to-table dishes. Upscale dining, international fare, and family-friendly local diners will give you plenty of options. McKinney’s history offers fun for locals and visitors, including afternoon tea at the Heard-Craig Center for the Arts or a tour of the historic homes at Chestnut Square Heritage Village.
For details about events, restaurants, and more go to visitmckinney.com.
The beauty of townhome living includes low-maintenance convenience while still investing in homeownership. CB JENI townhomes give owners a place to call “home” in the highly desirable town of McKinney.. No yard maintenance means you can dive wholeheartedly into getting to know your community — watch for new homes coming to McKinney soon!