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McKinney #1 on Money Magazine 2014 “Best Places to Live” List

Money Magazine ranked McKinney as the #1 Best Place to Live in America. McKinney was 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 Magazine
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.