Rave Reviews

Rave Reviews from the Press

“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 - choosing McKinney as its #1 Place to Live in America, 2014

"On the northern fringes of the Dallas-Fort Worth area, McKinney's historic character and natural amenities draw both tourists and a steady influx of new residents. Specialty shops, art galleries, local eateries, and frequent events are major attractions in McKinney's picturesque downtown. Nature takes center stage at a plethora of parks and the Heard Natural Science Museum and Wildlife Sanctuary, while local history is on display at the Chestnut Square Historic Village, a collection of historic homes and replica structures from the 1854-1920 time period."

Texas Highways Magazine

"McKinney is fabulous, one of the nation’s fastest-growing communities because it offers a quieter, small-town style of living, yet is only 30 miles north of downtown Dallas."

MSN Real Estate

"McKinney gets great marks for its historic downtown and low cost of housing."

Matt Lauer, Today Show, NBC

"McKinney has hit a home run ... Unique by nature works. The City is unique to its core ..."

Dallas Morning News

"It was a very memorable time yesterday and today during our visit (to) your beautiful and charming city. Everything was so perfect and lovely. Please accept our heartfelt thanks to Mayor Loughmiller, you and everyone!

The meeting between Consul General Gao and the Mayor was very successful and productive. The reception was professionally arranged, the dinner was exquisitely presented and the city tour was enthusiastically guided. The visit could not be more successful."

Wang Rui (Ray), Vice Consul

Secretary of the Consul General

Consulate General of the People's Republic of China in Houston

"The look and feel (of the headquarters for New Toy, developer of iPhone's Words with Friends) is Dallas, Austin, San Francisco or L.A. But the address is McKinney. 'We play up the fact that we're from McKinney (not Dallas) because it gives us the opportunity to talk about what we're doing here and why we're unique,' said Paul Bettner, who formed New Toy Inc. with his brother, David."

Collin County Business Press