McKinney is one of North Texas’s favorite cities. In fact, it’s also one of the fastest growing cities in the state and is frequently named as one of the top places to live. American Legend Homes is proud to build in cities where families want to live.
You Can Stroll One of the Oldest Historic Districts in Texas
Downtown McKinney was established in 1848, making it one of the oldest historic districts in the state. This charming area offers more than 120 shops, dozens of restaurants plus art galleries and community events. You can browse antiques, grab a gourmet popsicle and literally walk through history.
It’s Always Sunny in McKinney
Okay, it’s not always sunny, but there are an impressive 229 days of sunshine in McKinney. Year-round temperatures tend to be pretty livable, with summer days reaching the 90s and winters mostly dipping into the low 50s.
You Can Get In To Nature
Speaking of swimming, there are a number of aquatic centers in McKinney where you can cool off when it gets hot. If you’d rather spend time on the water than in the water, you can take a trip to the Towne Lake Recreation Area. This 108-acre park is centered around a lake where you can rent a giant swan paddle boat and take to the water. You can also picnic, fish, disk golf or play volleyball. Another great option if you like to spend time outside is the Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary. This nature preserve features trails where you can get some exercise and observe wildlife. There are also great exhibits where you can learn about the flora and fauna that define the area.
Low Unemployment and Great Job Prospects
McKinney appeals to many people in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex who are looking to commute via Highway 121, but it’s also a great place to live for those who work more locally. The unemployment rate in McKinney is below the national average and the median household income is $83,257, which is above the Texas average and the national average.
Wine and Beer
Of course, McKinney isn’t all work and no play. The community has a large number of wineries and breweries, making it a pretty ideal place to be when happy hour rolls around. Whether you prefer pinot grigio and merlot or IPAs and porters, you’re sure to find a favorite spot to knock back a pint or glass in McKinney. For wineries, check out Mitas Hill. The local winery produces 15,000 gallons of vino a year and offers an on-site wine bar that also serves pizza. Another great choice is Landon Winery, a family-owned vineyard which offers tastings and live music. For breweries, check out Franconia Brewing Company, a Bavarian-style brewery with Texas charm. Or hit up the centrally located TUPPS Brewery which offers tours, a beer garden and an on-site food truck.
Don’t miss your chance to live in one of America’s fastest growing communities – there are only a few opportunities to own an American Legend Home here. Check out our remaining available homes in Watters Branch at Craig Ranch. Call to arrange a tour or visit one of our model homes here. We are happy to help you find the best McKinney home for your family before it’s too late!