Why you'd want to live in McKinney
McKinney adopted the motto of "Unique by Nature" because of the natural assets, rolling hills, parks, streams and lakes. It also refers to McKinney's uniqueness: the historic downtown, cultural diversity, quality of life, business-friendly environment and the dynamic growth seen in the last decade. Even Money Magazine has recognized the quality of McKinney rating it as "1 Best Place to Live in America." in 2014. Other recognitions McKinney has received include: #16 safest city in the U.S. by SmartAsset; #16 on the Best Cities for Texas Families LIst by WalletHub; #5 Best Place to Live in Texas by NerdWallet. The real estate market has been on fire since about 2012. The average price in 2012 was $219,000 while the current average is over $320,000. The "Months Supply of Inventory" also shows how the market is doing in McKinney. In 2011, just before the recent real estate boom, the Market Inventory was over 7 months. Currently the inventory rate is less than 2 months.