The 10 Best Neighborhoods To Live In McKinney, TX in 2022

McKinney Neighborhoods

If you’re looking for a city with a strong sense of community just 30 miles from Downtown Dallas, you’ll want to take a look at McKinney, which is “unique by nature.”

Historic downtown. Superb educational opportunities. Thriving businesses. Diverse neighborhoods. Tree-lined streets. These all describe McKinney.

Although McKinney is one of the fastest-growing cities in the U.S., it has a small-town feel. The people of McKinney have struck a balance between economic growth plus the ongoing addition of new amenities and keeping a firm hold on the city’s historic roots.

If you’re considering relocating to McKinney, you’ll want to investigate these 10 neighborhoods, listed below in alphabetical order.

Adriatica

This 45-acre, mixed-use development, just five and a half miles from Downtown McKinney, was modeled after a small Croatian fishing village. Here you’ll find Mediterranean-style condominiums and villas along cobblestone streets. Even though Adriatica offers numerous amenities, it retains the feel of a small, closely knit village.

Homes in Adriatica range from roughly $500K to $1 million +, from 1,900-6,000 square feet. Ninety percent of the approximately 2,200 residents own their own home. However, if you’re looking to rent, you’ll want to check out the apartments in St. Paul’s Square. And active seniors enjoy the Adriatica Senior Living Center.

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Although Adriatica is small and quaint, there is much to do and lots to see. Want to eat out? Check out the Starwood Café or Gregory’s Bistro, which serves French cuisine. Would you prefer to eat at a restaurant that offers an incredible view of the? If so, you’ll want to visit Harry’s at the Harbor.

Whether you’re visiting or you’re a resident of Adriatica, you soon realize the tower, the fountain, and the Bella Donna Chapel are key features that make the community unique.

As is the case in so many McKinney communities, the planners and developers of Adriatica kept the health of the residents in mind. You can work out at The Fitness Blueprint Gym; take a walk or bike ride on one of the trails, many of which have a great view of the water; stop by the tennis or basketball court for a game; or take your family to the playground or maybe a ride on a paddleboat.

Students who live in Adriatica attend Glen Oaks Elementary, Dowell Middle School, and McKinney Boyd High.

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Auburn Hills

Auburn Hills is a newer master-planned community in McKinney, begun in 2016, and has much to offer residents. It’s only six miles from Downtown McKinney and just a 40-minute drive from Downtown Dallas.

The Gray Branch Community Park in Auburn Hills includes amenities such as cycling and hiking trails, an amphitheater, sports fields, and both indoor and outdoor recreational facilities.

All homes in Auburn Hills are single-family dwellings and are overseen by the Homeowners’ Association (HOA). Homes sell anywhere between the low to mid $300K’s and mid to upper $800K’s and are 1,900-4,500 square feet.

Young people who live in Auburn Hills attend schools such as McKinney North High, Johnson Middle School, and McClure Elementary.

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Craig Ranch

Just 8.5 miles southwest of Downtown McKinney lies the award-winning, master-planned community of Craig Ranch. The community offers easy access to entertainment, shopping, dining, and work. And if you’re a golfer, you’ll want to investigate the TPC Craig Ranch Golf Course.

Almost 90 percent of the residents of Craig Ranch own their own homes, which range in price vastly starting around $200K and climbing past $2 million and range in size from approximately 1,400-7,200 square feet.

Many residents who live in Craig Ranch seek to lead a healthy lifestyle. Community planners had this in mind with the inclusion of the ballfield, beach volleyball courts, McKinney Soccer Complex, Craig Ranch Fitness Center and Spa, and the Michael Johnson Performance Center, which seeks to maximize clients’ athletic performance.

Soccer Complex

The McKinney Corporate Center is a large business development, and, when complete, the Hub at 121 will feature several chef-driven restaurants, craft beer brewing, destination shopping, and live entertainment and music.

Children who live in Craig Ranch attend Comstock Elementary and Scoggins Middle School.

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Hardin Lake

All the homes in the Hardin Lake community enjoy a beautiful view. The hillside lots feature terraced gardens, adding to the natural beauty. The single-family homes in Hardin Lake range from the high $300K’s to mid to upper $600K’s and were built between 2014 and 2016.

There are ample opportunities to explore the outdoors along the shores of the lake and the creek that surrounds the community. Hardin Lake is close to various outdoor amenities, such as Al Ruschhaupt Park, which features trails and a sports complex, and Bonnie Wenk Park, which includes a dog park and a scenic lake.

Like many other McKinney communities, Hardin Lake offers easy access to historic downtown, Stonebridge Ranch and all it has to offer, major highways, and local schools.

Students of Hardin Lake attend McKinney High School, Faubion Middle School, and Valley Creek Elementary.

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Isleworth

The approximately 2,000 residents of Isleworth, just 6.5 miles west of the downtown area, enjoy the benefits of being part of Stonebridge Ranch, including the security that comes from living in a gated community. Residents also enjoy the social events, country club, restaurants, golf, and tennis.

Isleworth Golf

Isleworth sits amidst a golf course, and the scenic drive in takes you past lakes and ponds. There are several trails for hiking and cycling—and, of course, if you’re a golfer, this is the perfect neighborhood for you.

Approximately 64 percent of the residents of Isleworth own their own home, which range from approximately $900K to $2 million + and are 5,000-8,000 square feet in size.

Students who live in Isleworth attend McKinney Boyd High, Dowell Middle School, and Bennett Elementary.

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Mallard Lakes

Four miles to the west of Downtown McKinney—with easy access to the airport, Fort Worth, and Dallas—is the community of Mallard Lakes. Affordable homes. Check. Large Lots. Check. A sense of tranquillity. Check. Amenities like those you’d find at a resort. Check. A great place to raise a family. Check.

Eighty-two percent of the approximately 4,100 residents of Mallard Lakes own their own home, which range in price from the mid to upper $400K’s to nearly $1 million. Homes were built between 1995 and 2005 and sit on half-acre lots.

Students who live in this tranquil community attend Roy Lee Walker and Glen Oaks Elementary Schools, Dowell and Faubion Middle Schools, and McKinney Boyd High.

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Serenity

Looking for a community tucked away among hundreds of acres of preserved land? Originally the McKinney Country Club and Golf Course, Serenity is located next to the 600-acre Heard Museum Nature Preserve.

All homes in Serenity were built between 2010 and 2013 and average 5,100 square feet with five bedrooms and five bathrooms. These homes typically have a four-car garage. They cost approximately $830,000 to nearly 2 million. Average lots are one-half acre. About 65 percent of the approximately 1,400 residents own their own home.

Serenity, McKinney Neighborhood Home

The students who live in Serenity attend Robert L. Puster Elementary, Willow Springs Middle School, and Lovejoy High.

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Stonebridge Ranch

Just over five miles east of Downtown McKinney, you’ll find the villages that make up the community of Stonebridge Ranch. Residents enjoy the amenities of the Stonebridge Ranch Country Club, which has an 18-hole course and a “Texas-size” 27-hole course, and the Stonebridge Ranch Aquatic Center, which features a junior Olympic-size swimming pool.

About 66 percent of the approximately 1,200 residents own their own homes, which range from approximately $225,000 to over $2 million.

Like many McKinney neighborhoods, the winding streets are lined with mature trees. The community has inviting ponds, where you’ll find kids fishing in the summer. Of the 5,000 acres of Stonebridge Ranch, 1,200 have been reserved as open space.

Families send their children to J.B. Wilmeth Elementary, Dr. Jack Cockrill Middle School, and McKinney North High.

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Trinity Falls

With new construction homes ranging from approximately the low $300K’s to the mid to upper $600Ks, the master-planned community of Trinity Falls is a great place to buy your first home. The community is located six miles north of Downtown McKinney, along the Trinity River. Of the approximately 1,200 residents, 72 percent of them are homeowners.

Trinity Falls has a country feel and is more “out of the way” than some other McKinney communities. However, development is moving out that way, and in the years to come, accessing shopping and restaurants will become increasingly convenient.

Shopping in Trinity Falls

Enjoy the outdoors? There are approximately 20 miles of cycling and hiking trails and over 1,500 acres of open space. There are also a clubhouse, an open-air pavilion, and a dog park.

Trinity Falls is a great place to raise a family. Students attend Naomi Press Elementary, Scott Morgan Johnson Middle School, and McKinney North High.

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Tucker Hill

Do you like the idea of a close-knit neighborhood, one referred to as “a front porch community”? If so, you’ll want to explore Tucker Hill, seven miles northwest of Downtown McKinney.

The approximately 600 residents live in brownstone-feel, single-family homes with Colonial-style architecture that range from approximately $400K the mid to upper $800Ks. Although there are similarities, each home is unique. The homes range in size from 1,800-5,800+ square feet. Lots average 40 feet by 72 feet. About 90 percent of Tucker Hill residents own their homes, and the community has an active HOA.

The students who live in Tucker Hill attend John A. Baker Elementary School, Lorene Rogers Middle School, and Prosper High.

One last great neighborhood to check out would be stonebridge ranch homes in McKinney

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Homes For Sale in McKinney, Texas 

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Open 5/28
7509 Calhoun Cove Mckinney, TX 75071
$595,000
Neighborhood: Trinity Falls Planning Unit 2 Ph 1b
3
Beds
2
Baths
2,607
Sq.Ft.
2019
Year Built
1
Day on Site
20066723
MLS
Stunning one story home located on a prime lot backing to greenbelt area. Like new with front porch and 8' front door. Inviting entry leading with two large secondary bedrooms and full bath up front....
Open 5/28
717 Old Salado Road Mckinney, TX 75071
$525,000
Neighborhood: Trinity Falls Planning Unit 1 Ph 1a
3
Beds
2
Baths
2,156
Sq.Ft.
2014
Year Built
1
Day on Site
20064977
MLS
The bright finish-outs look brand new with timeless elegance. A three-bedroom floor plan lends well to a family just getting started! Front dining with butlers pantry, open kitchen with 5 burner gas...
$509,000
Neighborhood: Mckinney Heights 3
4
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
2,541
Sq.Ft.
1994
Year Built
1
Day on Site
20054985
MLS
SLOW YOUR SCROLL!!! This beauty is located in a well established McKinney Heights neighborhood with no HOA! Oversized corner lot, 2 story home with 4 spacious bedrooms, the master bedroom has a...
Open 5/28
1417 Caney Creek Lane Mckinney, TX 75071
$525,000
Neighborhood: Trinity Falls Planning Unit 1 Ph 2b
3
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
2,136
Sq.Ft.
2016
Year Built
1
Day on Site
20061682
MLS
Looking for some green space & privacy? This gorgeous home is ideally located in the spectacular community of Trinity Falls & has just what you need! Enjoy custom wood treatments, beams & trim...
$2,200,000
Neighborhood: Kings Lake
5
Beds
6F11/2
Baths
6,206
Sq.Ft.
2006
Year Built
1
Day on Site
20068261
MLS
This gated Kings Lake estate, located within minutes of the shops and dining of Adriatica Village, boasts of outdoor resort style living space with a luxurious pool and spa, outdoor kitchen with a...
Open 5/28
7900 Owl Creek Lane Mckinney, TX 75072
$450,000
Neighborhood: Eagle Creek
3
Beds
2
Baths
1,837
Sq.Ft.
2000
Year Built
1
Day on Site
20067702
MLS
Cute, cute Highland built, 1 story home in sought after Stonebridge Ranch. Light &and bright with tons of natural light streaming through the walls of windows in the Family room and Kitchen. The...
$646,900
Neighborhood: Fairway Village
5
Beds
4
Baths
3,704
Sq.Ft.
2002
Year Built
1
Day on Site
20066771
MLS
Elegant 2 story home has gorgeous stone and brick exterior. This home has everything for your family including 5 bedrooms, 4 baths, and a bonus room. New LVP flooring and carpet through out. Formal...
$750,000
Neighborhood: Timber Creek Ph 6
4
Beds
4
Baths
3,049
Sq.Ft.
2021
Year Built
1
Day on Site
20067028
MLS
Rare find, luxuriously appointed Highland Home backing to mature trees for complete privacy and boasts and extended outdoor covered patio. Fabulous kitchen with tons of counter space. The kithcen...
$420,000
Neighborhood: Pinehurst Add Ph 1a
4
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
2,064
Sq.Ft.
2002
Year Built
1
Day on Site
20067088
MLS
Step in to this gorgeous recently updated two story home in the heart of McKinney with brand new laminate flooring and carpet, beautiful quartz counters, and fresh paint showing the true beauty of...
$979,000
Neighborhood: Waddill Add
3
Beds
3
Baths
3,032
Sq.Ft.
1948
Year Built
1
Day on Site
20029258
MLS
Historical beauty built by US Congressman has been totally updated while maintaining inegrity and charm. Entertain your guests and family in the deep sparkling pool and spa, enjoy a cool beverage...
$600,000
Neighborhood: Robinson Ridge Ph V-B
4
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
2,486
Sq.Ft.
2017
Year Built
1
Day on Site
20065589
MLS
Beautiful and spacious Mckinney home nestled in the Robinson Ridge community! Great curb appeal from the brick and stone facade to the charming front porch. Impressive high ceilings, recessed...
$525,000
Neighborhood: Virginia Woods Ph 1
4
Beds
3
Baths
2,521
Sq.Ft.
1996
Year Built
1
Day on Site
20064205
MLS
This is the lot every Buyer says they want!!! This home sits on a creek lot on a culdesac street & has a private backyard with a BEAUTIFUL view of a wooded creek! Stacked formals upon entry & a large...
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