Since 2008, McKinney has been making its way up the rankings on Money Magazine’s Best Place to Live annual list. In 2010, McKinney made a huge jump from #14 (in 2008) to #5 then in 2012, it snagged the #2 spot.
This year Money Magazine set out to find the nation’s top cities with populations between 50,000 to 300,000. Starting with 781 cities, they used data and other sources to review everything from the local economy and housing market to schools and healthcare. Then reporters were sent to visit the top 35 cities to get a feel for the community and other intangibles.
When the 2014 Best Places to Live list went live this week, the #1 spot was taken by McKinney, Texas!
“It’s a mix of European, East Coast, and West Coast here,” said Patrizia Montanari, a photographer and McKinney resident. “You get culture and more country charm for less money than what you’d find in Dallas.”
It’s no surprise to us McKinney topped the list. With excellent schools, beautiful natural parks and open spaces, affordable and diverse housing, plenty of jobs and a vibrant downtown, McKinney has become one of the most desirable places to live in the U.S. According to McKinney resident Alex Lanio, McKinney “is a truly hometown feeling” and we’d have to agree.
If you’re relocating to Dallas-Fort Worth or looking for a more suitable home, the Craig Ranch community in McKinney, Texas is the perfect place to start looking. Aren’t you ready to live in the #1 Best Place to Live in America? Come by Craig Ranch to see what we have to offer; we’d love to meet you!