About McKinney

Welcome to McKinney, Texas!  
McKinney No. 1 Money Magazine

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 168,000 in January 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, prompting 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). 
#1 Best Place to Live 2014

More Acclaim for McKinney

Texas Highways Top 40 Destinations

McKinney also received accolades for being the #17 Best Destination on Texas Highways Magazine's Top 40 Texas Destinations list, as voted on by their readers, in 2014.


In 2016, the McKinney Convention & Visitors Bureau was selected by meeting planners for exhibiting excellence, creativity and professionalism in the meetings and conventions industry by the readers of ConventionSouth. The previous year, ConventionSouth named McKinney among their top 50 most improved or new locations for meetings and conferences for 2015. 

Discover McKinney and find out why we truly are unique by nature! 
Texas Top 40 Destinations