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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$790,950
Neighborhood: Willow Wood
5
Beds
4
Baths
4,471
Sq.Ft.
2022
Year Built
1
Day on Site
20251491
MLS
MLS# 20251491 - Built by First Texas Homes - March completion! ~ Striking North face LC Ext Design-Cover Porch-Light Color Brk-Stone! Black trimroof! Curve Staircase black spindles! Symphony Quartz...
$715,950
Neighborhood: Willow Wood
6
Beds
4
Baths
3,974
Sq.Ft.
2022
Year Built
1
Day on Site
20251501
MLS
MLS# 20251501 - Built by First Texas Homes - July completion! ~ Buyer Incentive! Up To $20K Closing Cost Assistance for Qualified Buyers on select inv! See Sales Counselor for Details! 2 Bds Dn!...
$425,000
Neighborhood: MERIDIAN AT SOUTHGATE
3
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
1,820
Sq.Ft.
2021
Year Built
1
Day on Site
20250348
MLS
A great opportunity to own a rare corner unit modern townhome with easy access to highways 121 and 75! Perfect for a lock and leave lifestyle with no maintenance in one of the newest communities....
$659,900
Neighborhood: Wilmeth Ridge North-Phase 1
4
Beds
3
Baths
2,918
Sq.Ft.
2018
Year Built
2
Days on Site
20250840
MLS
Like new Grand Home in Wilmeth Ridge with neighborhood pool, playground and pond. North McKinney address with Prosper schools - the best of both worlds! Spacious home with high ceilings in the...
$845,000
Neighborhood: F M Hill Add #2
4
Beds
3
Baths
2,769
Sq.Ft.
1925
Year Built
2
Days on Site
20245852
MLS
Spectacular, beautifully restored Craftsman home in McKinney's coveted Downtown Historic District. A covered porch and architectural details welcome you inside this single-story home. You'll fall in...
$475,000
Neighborhood: Settlement At Craig Ranch The
2
Beds
2
Baths
1,994
Sq.Ft.
2012
Year Built
2
Days on Site
20244207
MLS
Immaculate corner townhome in the heart of Craig Ranch! The open floorplan with hardwood floors, high ceilings and gas fireplace is perfect for both family gatherings and entertaining. The kitchen...
$720,950
Neighborhood: Willow Wood
5
Beds
4
Baths
3,772
Sq.Ft.
2022
Year Built
2
Days on Site
20251099
MLS
MLS# 20251099 - Built by First Texas Homes - Ready Now! ~ Buyer Incentive! Up To $20K Closing Cost Assistance for Qualified Buyers on select inv! See Sales Counselor for Details! 3 Car Beautiful Ext...
Open 2/4
3605 Saint Croix Avenue McKinney,  TX 75071
$525,000
Neighborhood: Erwin Farms Ph 1
3
Beds
2
Baths
2,132
Sq.Ft.
2016
Year Built
2
Days on Site
20250619
MLS
Look no further for the PERFECT move-in ready home! This immaculate Beazer home feels like NEW! The office just off the entry with window looking out is framed with glass french doors. The secondary...
Open 2/4
832 Austin Lane McKinney,  TX 75071
$370,000
Neighborhood: Sandy Glen Add Ph I
3
Beds
2
Baths
1,800
Sq.Ft.
2002
Year Built
2
Days on Site
20250224
MLS
Step right in to this charmer in the heart of McKinney. This open floor plan with engineered wood laminate throughout the entire house is ready to show off its recent upgrades! Enjoy the fabulous...
$456,000
Neighborhood: Eldorado Heights Sec II Ph I
4
Beds
2
Baths
2,278
Sq.Ft.
1997
Year Built
2
Days on Site
20115543
MLS
Welcome to this gorgeous neighborhood! Returning to the market after interior renovation work! The kitchen boasts generous counter space and a breakfast bar, making cooking and entertaining a delight....
$420,000
Neighborhood: Eldorado Heights Sec III Ph III
3
Beds
2
Baths
1,811
Sq.Ft.
2003
Year Built
2
Days on Site
20251360
MLS
OWNER OCCUPANCY, PET & SMOKE FREE, PRISTINE, METICULOUSLY MAINTAINED PROPERTY in Eldorado Heights!

Location is everything. This one-story home sits on a quiet street in sought after Eldorado...
$524,999
Neighborhood: Fairways West At Westridge
4
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
2,930
Sq.Ft.
2009
Year Built
2
Days on Site
20251420
MLS
Beautiful home well maintained with updates through out. 2-story home features 4 beds and 2.1 baths. Master Bedroom and bonus room or office on the first floor. Upstairs offers 3 beds with open...
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