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Posted on: November 15, 2021

#1 Best Place to Live in America by Money Magazine | 2014

In 2014, Money Magazine ranked McKinney #1 in its “Best Places to Live in America” list.

McKinney earned this distinction based on housing affordability, education, arts and culture, safety, health care, diversity and the economy, including the fiscal strength of the government. McKinney ranked #2 in 2012, #5 in 2010 and debuted on the list at #14 in 2008. In the Best Places to Live listing, Money magazine editors and writers rank cities with populations between 50,000 and 300,000 every other year.

Money writers visited McKinney to interview residents and city leaders and to assess new developments in McKinney since their last visit in 2012. In addition to statistics, the list takes into account the qualities that make a great home.

“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  

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