McKinney is an outlying city/suburb in the DFW Metroplex. It is Collin County’s second-largest city, after Plano and is located about 32 miles north of downtown Dallas.
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. As of May 2017, McKinney City was the third-fastest-growing city in the United States. McKinney’s current population is around 200,000.
In 2014, McKinney was rated #1 by Money Magazine as “Best Place to Live” in America which is a testament to the small town feel with all the big city amenities. McKinney also boasts a Historic Downtown District that includes the Old Collin County Courthouse in the downtown Courthouse Square. Many of the downtown buildings and surrounding homes are 100+ years old.
McKinney is an eclectic city of revived small-town charm with modern living choices.