Welcome to McKinney

About McKinney

Unique by Nature
Located just 30 miles north of Dallas, McKinney's gently rolling hills, tree-lined neighborhoods, historic downtown and beautiful parks give the city a quaint, small town feel – quite different from the Metroplex's urban sprawl.

"In a country so full of great places, choosing the best is no easy task…Underlying McKinney's homey Southern charm is a thoroughly modern city. The area is a hotbed for growth-industry jobs…Career and college prep are big in McKinney's schools."
- Money Magazine

Learn more in the McKinney Chamber of Commerce Community Resource Guide.

#1 Best Place to Live
No. 1 Best Place to Live in America

Best Place to Live
McKinney #1 on Money Magazine "Best Places to Live" List
Money Magazine ranked McKinney as the #1 Best Place to Live in America! McKinney has been featured in the top 5 on the list since 2010. Money editors and writers look at data about employment, schools, crime and safety, and also evaluate each city's overall quality of life to determine the rankings.

The list, which comes out every other year and ranks cities with populations between 50,000 and 300,000, takes a definitive look at what makes a city a home. 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, not just in the metroplex, but in the United States.

"In a country so full of great places, choosing the best is no easy task…Underlying McKinney's homey Southern charm is a thoroughly modern city. The area is a hotbed for growth-industry jobs…Career and college prep are big in McKinney's schools."
-Money Magazinen

McKinney debuted on the Money Magazine list in 2008 at # 14. In 2010, the city ranked # 5, and on the 2012 list, McKinney climbed to the # 2 Best Place to Live in America. McKinney also has been among the fastest-growing cities in the country since 2000.

Living in McKinney
Getting settled in a new town can be a challenge! Even long-time residents need help finding resources from time to time. This page can help you get started. Take a look through the rest of our website as well. It contains a lot of useful information about the city and the services we provide.

You can find additional contact information for the City of McKinney in our Staff Directory.

Alarm Systems
If you have a burglar or fire alarm system, the City of McKinney requires an alarm permit that must be renewed annually.n
Animal Services
Whether you need help with a stray dog, lost cat, want to adopt a pet or need services for a current pet, there are McKinney resources that can help.

City Council District Locator
Find your City Council district and representative. Just enter your address on the interactive map.

Community Profile
McKinney, Texas, is unique by nature. As one of the fastest-growing cities in the U.S., McKinney has a current population of nearly 162,000. Established in 1848, McKinney is located 30 miles north of Dallas and is the county seat of Collin County. McKinney offers rolling hills, lush trees, a historic downtown square and unique neighborhoods and developments.
More Information

Driver's License Changes
Get more information and take care of some things online. You can also call at 214-733-5350, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Texas Department of Public Safety
400 Powerhouse St.
McKinney, TX 75069

Home Owner Associations
The City of McKinney has a number of neighborhoods with HOAs. We maintain a list on our HOA page. This information changes frequently, so some entries may be out of date.
View home owner associations.

Baylor Medical Center at McKinney
5252 W. University Drive
McKinney, TX 75071
Medical Center of McKinney
4500 Medical Center Drive
McKinney, TX 75069
Methodist McKinney Hospital
8000 W. Eldorado Parkway
McKinney, TX 75070

City buildings, parks and streets can be located on the interactive map available online.

School district borders do not necessarily follow city boundaries, so residents of McKinney may attend a school district other than MISD, and residents of other cities may attend McKinney schools. You can find your school district using the Texas Education Agency School District Locator.

Social Support Services n
View current city, MISD, county and college taxes.

Utilities (City of McKinney)

Find information about your city utilities, set up online bill-pay and understand your bill.

Vehicle Registration
Contact the Collin County Tax Assessor / Collector for vehicle registration issues:
2300 Bloomdale Rd.
McKinney, TX 75071
Open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Volunteer McKinney
Volunteer McKinney, sponsored in part by the City of McKinney, offers a variety of ways to help out close to home. See a list of opportunities on the Volunteer McKinney website. You can also call at 972-542-0679.

Voter Registration
Take advantage of your right to vote by registering at your new address.

Watering Restrictions
The City of McKinney has year-round watering restrictions for automated watering - sprinkler systems and hose-end sprinklers. You can water by hand anytime. The automated watering schedule is based on your trash day.

Cablen Electric
For more information about electricity deregulation, please call the Public Utility Commission at 1-866-PWR-4-TEX. To log complaints with Public Utility Commission regarding electrical service, call 1-888-782-8477.n Gas
Your service provider may vary, according to your location.n Telephone
Your service provider may vary according to your location. To order new telephone service, move or change existing service at your home see contact information for telephone providers.

Trash & Recycling n Water Service
Call 972-547-7550 or visit our Utility Billing site.

All information sourced from: www.McKinneyTexas.org

Nearby Listings

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Updated: 15th December, 2019 4:42 PM.