The 10 Best Neighborhoods To Live In McKinney, TX in 2021

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.

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Homes For Sale in McKinney, Texas 

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$567,000
Subdivision: Timber Creek Ph 2
4
Beds
3
Baths
3,290
Sq.Ft.
2016
Year Built
2
Days on Site
14696870
MLS
Looking for that dream home? You found it in this spacious Drees home that offers an open floor plan with high ceilings. The gourmet kitchen includes lots of cabinet space, a massive island, & a...
$411,000
Subdivision: Summer Point Ph I
3
Beds
2
Baths
1,864
Sq.Ft.
1991
Year Built
2
Days on Site
14696898
MLS
This McKinney one-story cul-de-sac home offers a patio, and a two-car garage. This home has been virtually staged to illustrate its potential.
$439,000
Subdivision: Eldorado Heights Sec III Ph I
4
Beds
2
Baths
2,358
Sq.Ft.
2000
Year Built
2
Days on Site
14697611
MLS
Immaculate and move-in ready home! home with huge corner lot. Freshly painted, new carpet, hardwood floors in the living & dining room. Upon entering this home you see an open-concept to the living,...
$449,000
Subdivision: Seville Add Of The Highlands Ph III & IV
3
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
2,442
Sq.Ft.
1994
Year Built
3
Days on Site
14696809
MLS
LOCATION, LOCATION AND LOCATION!!! NO FHA FEE INCREDIBLE!!!! Come and see this gorgeous two story home! well kept; GREAT LOCATION!!!! Spacious upstairs Master Bedroom; have everything you need to...
$335,000
Subdivision: High Pointe Ph 6c
3
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
2,000
Sq.Ft.
2004
Year Built
4
Days on Site
14696425
MLS
This well laid out home in the High Pointe community is conveniently located near schools, shopping and the highway. Features a large open living, dining and kitchen area with stainless appliances,...
$799,000
Subdivision: Bush Garland Add
4
Beds
3F11/2
Baths
3,894
Sq.Ft.
2015
Year Built
4
Days on Site
14696388
MLS
You don't want to miss this charming home in Downtown McKinney! The front porch of your dreams with beautiful curb appeal. You are greeted with tall ceilings in the foyer that open up to the living,...
$382,500
Subdivision: Finch West Add
4
Beds
2
Baths
2,189
Sq.Ft.
1963
Year Built
4
Days on Site
14578736
MLS
Location-close to historic district and downtown. good bones, gorgeous trees and over one third acre lot! One-owner home. Original building plans available. Very few opportunities for a purchase on...
$346,760
Subdivision: Trinity Falls by Del Webb
2
Beds
2
Baths
1,411
Sq.Ft.
2021
Year Built
5
Days on Site
14695883
MLS
NEW CONSTRUCTION: Trinity Falls by Del Webb. Senior Adult 55+ Living Community. One story Steel Creek plan - Elevation D. 2BR, 2BA + Stainless Steel Appliances + Covered Patio Extension + Tray...
Option Contract
1001 Florence Street Mckinney, TX 75069
$475,000
Subdivision: H L Davis Add
3
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
2,425
Sq.Ft.
1924
Year Built
5
Days on Site
14694343
MLS
This corner lot, historic craftsman home welcomes you with two 100 year old trees as well as a wraparound porch, a wonderful space for morning coffee and greeting neighbors. This home features two...
Option Contract
2509 Ozark Cove Mckinney, TX 75072
$350,000
Subdivision: Fountainview Ph One
3
Beds
2
Baths
1,671
Sq.Ft.
2001
Year Built
5
Days on Site
14687310
MLS
Impeccably maintained Stonebridge Ranch home sitting in the fast growing sought after Fountainview subdivision close to a park & fishing pond. Fabulous kitchen with recent updates, that opens to the...
Option Contract
10504 Musketball Place Mckinney, TX 75072
$550,000
Subdivision: Reserve At Westridge Ph 7 The
4
Beds
3F11/2
Baths
3,000
Sq.Ft.
2015
Year Built
5
Days on Site
14694772
MLS
Multiple Offers Received! Spacious, meticulously kept home in Prosper ISD is loaded with extras! 4 bdrm, 3.5 bath with a media & a game room! The open concept boasts a gourmet kitchen with stainless...
$875,000
Subdivision: Lacima Manor
5
Beds
4
Baths
5,014
Sq.Ft.
2005
Year Built
5
Days on Site
14695889
MLS
Final & best offer due by midnight, Oct 25.This meticulously maintained custom Drees home in Stonebridge is situated on a cul-de-sac next to a greenbelt surrounded by mature trees for majestic...
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