Finding Homes for Sale in McKinney, Texas

Purchasing a new home can be an exciting but challenging experience.  If you are looking for homes for sale in the city of McKinney, Texas, the following is a guide to provide you with some general information about the southern city and some real estate facts you may need to prepare yourself for your house hunting journey.  

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McKinney, Texas was voted one of the best five places to live in America by Money Magazine in 2010.   Labeled as one of the oldest towns in north Texas, it is located about 30 miles north of Dallas in Collin County.  McKinney is known for its unique and historic downtown area.  

Homes for sale McKinney, Texas

The city currently has a population of a little over 136,000 and is considered to be a part of the Dallas Metropolitan Area.  McKinney is home the Collin County Community College-Central Park.  The University of Dallas, as well as the University of Texas are the next closest colleges to the city.  For those of you that travel, the airport closest to McKinney is Dallas/ Fort Worth International Airport.  

While searching for the perfect home, safety in the area in which you want to live is probably a big concern, especially if you have children or elderly parents.  As far as property crime is concerned, 2.23% of the population in McKinney is affected, and 0.27% of the population in McKinney is affected by violent crime (

As far as real estate facts go, the average listing price for a home in McKinney is around $303,487, the median sales price is around $116,800, and there are about 289 foreclosures in the area (   If you have children that will be attending school in McKinney, the school districts are Frisco Independent School District and McKinney Independent School District which are both Pre-Kindergarten through 12th grade.  Be sure to check with your McKinney real estate agent about school specifics and which district you prefer to reside.  

Prior to searching for your home, get an idea of where your credit score stands.  And now that you have an idea of the cost of living in McKinney, make a realistic estimate of how much you can afford.  Keep in mind that upgrades or repairs can affect the cost of your dream home.  

Jane Clark, an award winning McKinney Realtor, can help you find the perfect McKinney Real Estate for you and your family  

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