About McKinney

Located just 30 miles north of Dallas, McKinney offers visitors the perfect getaway destination, with its tree-lined streets, historic downtown and tight-knit community giving this fast-growing city a friendly, small-town feel despite the city's population which was more than 173,000 in 2017. Home to one of the state’s largest historic districts, McKinney’s charm and comfortable pace is quite different from the metroplex’s urban sprawl. These attributes prompted Money Magazine to select McKinney as is #1 Best Place to Live in America in 2014 (up from the #2 spot in 2012, #5 in 2010 and #14 in 2008).

More Acclaim for McKinney


Texas Highways Top 40 Destinations


McKinney was ranked #17 on Texas Highways' Magazine's Best Destination Top 40 list in 2014. 

Convention South


In 2016 and again in 2017, the McKinney Convention & Visitors Bureau received a special designation from Convention South. The readers of the magazine and website  honored the MCVB for exhibiting excellence, creativity and professionalism in the meetings and conventions industry. In 2015, Convention South named McKinney among their top 50 most improved or new locations for meetings and conferences. 

Discover McKinney and find out why we truly are unique by nature!

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