Bringing the Community Together
The Historic Downtown McKinney Cultural District (HDMCD) has been the heart of the community since 1848. It is lovable, durable, walkable, adaptable - and thus it is sustainable.
The HDMCD attracts citizens and visitors for shopping, dining and arts through a variety of independently-owned shops and restaurants; through events like McKinney Oktoberfest, Arts in Bloom and the July 4th Hometown Parade; and through strong support and preservation of the historic features that influence economic vitality.
The HDMCD is McKinney's Identity
This emphasis on authentic form, activities and character cannot be reproduced. HDMCD is McKinney's identity, and it is the city's primary attraction. The HDMCD is a nexus where the community gathers for inspiration, celebration and commemoration.
A Unique Destination for Visitors
The HDMCD is a vibrant district with over 120 independently-owned businesses. Generations have shopped, worked, lived and celebrated life's milestones in the same buildings that today make up the lively downtown. It's still a place to gather, with its sophisticated charm, eclectic shopping and rising culinary scene.
Visitor accommodations include The Grand, a boutique hotel located in the heart of downtown, or there is a variety of B&Bs in the neighboring residential historic district.
Dining- and Entertainment-Friendly
The HDMCD continues to develop its reputation as a food destination with acclaimed chefs and restaurants. Guests have many options from wineries, to pubs to coffee shops where they can experience the welcoming environment and congenial companionship.
City ordinances have recently been modified to extend late night hours for restaurants and bars. This 'entertainment-friendly' decision will help keep guests in the district to expand economic impact - encouraging theater and gallery patrons to continue operating in the area.