Collin County -- the jewel of North Texas -- is the fastest growing county in Texas, and with good reason. Collin County is home to several cities of note, all prominent and unique in their own right. The county seat, McKinney continually ranks on CNN's list of best places to live. Plano, the largest city in Collin County has also consistently been rated as a best place to live in addition to having one of the lowest crime rates in the nation and being one of the wealthiest cities in the United States. Other cities in Collin County that have also received recognition include Frisco, Richardson and Carrollton, all great places to live and raise children.
Collin County provides all the benefits of living in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex; there is something for everyone. If you prefer the solitude of the outdoors, there are ample opportunity to soak in the beauty of the North Texas plains and explore the trails of the Trinity River greenbelts. Sports fans have their choice of entertainment as this region is home to professional soccer team FC Dallas, baseball teams the Texas Rangers and the Frisco Roughriders, professional hockey team the Dallas Stars and basketball team the Dallas Mavericks. If family fun is your aim then check out one of the many festivals hosted throughout the year like the Plano Balloon Festival.
Collin County has an extensive public school system and numerous private schools that are available for children, and many of the areas school districts have been recognized by the Texas Education Agency. Because of the extensive growth in the region many of the schools are new and provide state of the art facilities and campuses.
Major builders in the area include Highland Homes, Grand Homes and Darling Homes. There are some 150 communities in the area, the largest of which are Light Farms, Village Park and Maxwell Creek.
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