Residents of Mckinney, Texas have enjoyed distinguishing accolades from various publications as one of the best places to live in America. Their top rated school district will give children of any age an opportunity for a great education and a chance to exceed in numerous extracurricular activities. The Heard Natural Science Museum and Wildlife Sanctuary is guaranteed to get families excited with their indoor and outdoor exhibits where children can look and touch collections of mammal skins, minerals, sea shells and fossils. Outdoor enthusiast can enjoy the many parks with activities like swimming, paddle boarding, fishing, picnic shelters for gatherings or events and even disc golf! These parks can have huge complexes with tennis, golf, racquetball, basketball and many more sports to keep you healthy and live a more fulfilling life. The many health facilities keep residents feeling safe and offer great personal care. Workout facilities are abundant and help residents remain active and in better shape to maintain a better lifestyle. Adults may even enjoy the taste of Texas wine from the hill country at the wine cellars which also play music. For local shops and eateries, historical Main Street creates a small town atmosphere with buildings as old as 165 years! Historical buffs will also be happy to discover Chestnut Square, located a couple of blocks from downtown, which displays McKinney as it was in the late 1850’s with volunteers who dress up in historic costumes. Newly built highways and streets have helped this city adapt and succeed in handling a growing population as the second largest city in the county. Connections to other major cities in the area have become much more accessible with less time on the road and more time at home. Homes from under $200,000 can range from 1900 to 3000 square feet when looking in some of the cities diverse and beautiful neighborhoods.